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 EPB: application for an environmental permit: part B6.6 existing small sewage discharges to ground within a source protection zone 1

    Complete if you are applying for an environmental permit for an existing discharge to ground within a source protection zone 1.

  5. Application for an environmental permit: low risk medium combustion plant and specified generator

    Use this form to apply for a new low risk medium combustion plant or a low risk specified generator standard rules permit.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Noise nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
  2. Driving in a clean air zone
  3. General binding rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water
  4. General binding rules: small sewage discharge to the ground
  5. Artificial light nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
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News and communications

  1. The future for environmental standards in the UK
  2. Wessex Water pays for polluting Dorset nature reserve
  3. Environment Bill sets out vision for a greener future
  4. AMG Superalloys UK Limited: exercise of functions direction 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Emissions of air pollutants
  2. ENV01 - Emissions of air pollutants
  3. Bathing water quality statistics
  4. Spatial planning and health: Getting Research into Practice (GRIP)
  5. Environment Agency 2018 data on regulated businesses in England
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Air quality: using cleaner fuels for domestic burning
  2. Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England
  3. Air quality: clean air zone framework for England
  4. UK-Tunisia sustainable tourism charter
  5. Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in UK (2017): air quality directions
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Environment (Wales) Act 2016 Part 1 Section 6: The Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystems
  2. Air quality in South West Hertfordshire
  3. Whistleblowing: annual reports
  4. A20 drainage lagoon
  5. Strategic noise mapping (2017)
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