Pollution and environmental quality


  1. Report an environmental incident

    How to report environmental incidents, including pollution

  2. Environmental permit: pre-application advice form including nature and heritage conservation screening

    Use this form to get help from the Environment Agency to complete your environmental permit application and if you need a heritage and nature conservation screen.

  3. Sewage discharges: calculator for domestic properties

    Daily discharge volume calculator for small sewage discharges from septic tanks and package treatment plants

  4. Form TE3: Order for recovery of unpaid penalty charge (Parking)

    Form TE3: Order for recovery of unpaid penalty charge (Parking).

  5. Environmental permitting: H5 Site condition report

    Guidance and templates on how to complete a site condition report under Environmental permitting regulations (EPR).

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Noise nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
  2. Artificial light nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
  3. Control and monitor emissions for your environmental permit
  4. Local Authority Pollution Control: general guidance manual
  5. Advice on lead paint in older homes
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News and communications

  1. Major retailers help consumers be greener by burning cleaner
  2. Government to fund local authority plans to tackle air pollution
  3. Man sentenced for assaulting Environment Agency officer
  4. Gross pollution leads to more than £23,000 in fines and costs
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Research and statistics

  1. Particles in the Environment Annual Report - Update Q3 2018
  2. Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE) reports
  3. Air pollution and cardiovascular disease: mechanistic evidence
  4. Environment Agency 2017 data on regulated businesses in England
  5. Carrier bag charge: summary of data in England
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Amending the use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations
  2. Primary school celebrates Clean Air Day with street party
  3. ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme
  4. BLF new data on pollution levels around hospitals and surgeries
  5. Reduced bus emissions and improved air quality in Brighton & Hove
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Regulating for people, the environment and growth
  2. Information submitted to the European Commission following Ministerial meeting on air quality
  3. Air quality legal costs incurred by Defra
  4. Deaths from air pollution in Enfield and Barnet
  5. Environment Agency customer service commitment: what you can expect
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