Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
|Legislation||Consultation closing date||Date expected to come into force|
|UK Consultation on proposed amendments to regulations on the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electrical Equipment||04 December 2018||N/A|
|Consultation draft Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations (N. Ireland) 2018||26 October 2018||N/A|
|Consultation on Bringing Forward EU Emissions Trading System 2018 Compliance Deadlines in the UK||24 November 2017||01 January 2018|
|Consultation on proposals for transposing into NI legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants (MCPs)||16 August 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets||06 January 2017||1 January 2018|
|Consultation on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species in Northern Ireland||18 May 2016||01 May 2017|
|Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016||N/A||11 April 2016|
|European Union (Withdrawal) Bill||N/A||N/A|
|New Framework for Energy Labelling||N/A||1 August 2017|
|Proposed Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018||31 January 2018||1 March 2018|
|UK Consultation on proposed amendments to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013||08 December 2017||1 January 2019|
|Packaging Waste: changing the UK producer responsibility system for packaging waste||13 May 2019||N/A|
|Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans)||13 May 2019||N/A|
|Plastic packaging tax||12 May 2019||N/A|
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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