Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
|Legislation||Consultation closing date||Date expected to come into force|
|The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018||N/A||19 June 2018|
|The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017||N/A||01 January 2018|
|Consultation on an Integrated Authorisation Framework: Draft Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 and supporting guidance||23 November 2017||N/A|
|UK Consultation on proposed amendments to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013||08 December 2017||1 January 2019|
|Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017||01 December 2017||31 March 2018|
|Consultation on the Proposed Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017||21 November 2017||1 January 2018|
|Consultation on Revised Requirements for Radiological Protection||15 November 2017||N/A|
|European Union (Withdrawal) Bill||N/A||N/A|
|New Framework for Energy Labelling||N/A||1 August 2017|
|Consultation on proposals for transposing into Scottish legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants.||10 March 2017||19 December 2017|
|Consultation on proposals to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads||28 February 2017||N/A|
|Consultation on proposed changes to the packaging recycling business targets||06 January 2017||N/A|
|Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014||02 June 2013||05 April 2016|
|The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016||N/A||01 September 2016|
|Consultation on Bringing Forward EU Emissions Trading System 2018 Compliance Deadlines in the UK||24 November 2017||01 January 2018|
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
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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