Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you carry out an activity covered by the PPC regime, you must have a PPC permit from your environmental regulator or local council and comply with the conditions it contains.
In Northern Ireland PPC Part A and PPC Part B activities are regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). Part C activities are regulated by your Local Council.
In Scotland PPC Part A and PPC Part B activities are regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
If you have a PPC Part A, it controls a broad range of environmental impacts including:
Part B permits, and in Northern Ireland Part C permits, control emissions to air from affected businesses.
In Scotland a number of part B activities have been identified as presenting a low risk to the environment. Operators carrying out these activities will be expected to follow the guidance provided by SEPA. Guidance is in place for two activities, more are expected to follow.
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