Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs recently consulted on proposed draft new law on fluorinated greenhouse gases (“F-gases”). These draft Regulations make updates to existing Regulations on F-gases, in line with EU requirements, and help to control Northern Ireland’s (NI)’s greenhouse gas emissions and help limit global warming. The consultation closed on 26th October 2018.
A synopsis of the responses received from stakeholders by DAERA (NI) to its consultation on the draft legislation is available here: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/synopsis-consultation-responses-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases-regulations
F-gases are used in NI in the following sectors of business/industry:
F-gases, in the long term, have a very high Global Warming Potential (“GWP”), contributing to rising global temperatures. EU legislation therefore requires that the use of F-gases is restricted and monitored. Laws on F-gases have therefore been complied for NI (including on off-shore installations in NI waters), as F-gases are used in a number of sectors of industry in NI.
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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