Pollution and environmental quality

Services

  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. Environmental permitting: H5 Site condition report

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

  5. Foul drainage assessment form (FDA1)

    This form may be used as part of a planning application that incorporates a proposed non-mains foul drainage system.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Noise nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
  2. Improving outdoor air quality and health: review of interventions
  3. Artificial light nuisances: how councils deal with complaints
  4. Catchment Sensitive Farming: reduce water and air pollution
  5. Local Authority Pollution Control: general guidance manual
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News and communications

  1. New funding to research health impact of climate change
  2. 'Reckless' skip company boss ordered to pay almost £25,000
  3. Women at the Coal Authority
  4. 3km oil slick threatened local beauty spot.
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Research and statistics

  1. Emissions of air pollutants
  2. ENV01 - Emissions of air pollutants
  3. Particles in the Environment Annual Report - Update Q4 2018
  4. Particulate air pollution on London Underground: health effects
  5. ENV18 - Local authority collected waste: annual results tables
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England
  2. Draft noise action plans (2018)
  3. Air quality: brake, tyre and road surface wear - call for evidence
  4. Air quality: identifying taxi and private hire vehicles in charging Clean Air Zones
  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. Rejected recycling
  2. Noise Important Area ID-7877
  3. Regulating for people, the environment and growth
  4. Information submitted to the European Commission following Ministerial meeting on air quality
  5. Air quality legal costs incurred by Defra
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