Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
|Legislation||Consultation closing date||Date expected to come into force|
|New Framework for Energy Labelling||N/A||1 August 2017|
|Consultation on proposals for transposing into NI legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants (MCPs)||16 August 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on Amending the Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007||19 June 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging||05 February 2016||22 April 2016|
|Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016||N/A||11 April 2016|
|Consultation on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species in Northern Ireland||18 May 2016||01 May 2017|
|Consultation on the Consolidation of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (as amended)||N/A||N/A|
|New duties for Food businesses in Northern Ireland||N/A||N/A|
|Environmental Better Regulation (2016 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016||N/A||10 October 2016|
|Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets||06 January 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on proposals to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads||28 February 2017||N/A|
|European Union (Withdrawal) Bill||N/A||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.
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NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.
The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
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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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