Sectors

Use this section to find guidance for your business sector on complying with regulations and protecting the environment.

Producers of packaging, batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

'Producers' are businesses who import, make or sell products which end up becoming waste packaging, waste batteries or WEEE, when they are thrown away. Find out if you are a producer and how to comply with the appropriate regulations here:

  • Agriculture

    Find out what you must do to comply with regulations affecting farms and what you can do to reduce costs and make your business more sustainable.

  • Bioenergy

    Find out more about sustainable production

  • Chemicals

    Information for those producing, supplying and using organic and inorganic chemicals, pesticides and biocides, pharmaceutical products, and explosives.

  • Combustion plants, including power stations

    How we regulate combustion plants, including power stations and the oil industry.

  • Construction

    Advice and guidance for preventing pollution, managing waste and resources sustainably on construction, demolition and excavation sites.

  • Fishing and aquaculture

    Fishing and aquaculture in England and Wales.

  • Food and drink manufacturing

  • Metals

    Regulation, sector technical guidance, and how the metal sector's environmental impacts are monitored.

  • Mineral products

    Information on the regulation of the minerals industry including the manufacturing of cement, lime, glass and glass fibre, ceramics (tiles and bricks) and asbestos.

  • Mining waste

    If you manage extractive waste then this activity may be a mining waste operation, which is regulated under the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

  • Nuclear

    This section contains information about our regulation of the nuclear industry.

  • Onshore oil and gas exploration

    Onshore oil and gas exploratory activities will require environmental permits issued under the Environmental Permitting Regulations and other permissions from us, depending on the methods used and the geology of the site.

  • Paper, pulp and board manufacturing

    Guidance for businesses that manufacture paper, pulp and cardboard. Find out how you can prevent pollution and if you require an environmental permit.

  • Printing and textiles - coating activities

    Information and advice relating to textile treatment activities.

  • Radioactive substances users

    Guidance and application forms for radioactive substances users.

  • Refineries

    The Refineries and fuels sector covers oil refining activities, bulk storage of crude oil, gas refining, gasification and production of coke.

  • Reservoirs

    Safety regulations and legal responsibilities for reservoir owners and operators.

  • Waste: incineration and energy recovery

    This sector includes the incineration of municipal waste, hazardous waste, clinical waste and sewage sludge.

  • Waste management advice

    Find out how we regulate waste management activities, including the transport, treatment, and disposal of waste. This section contains information on permitting, compliance assessment, monitoring and enforcement.

  • Water companies

    We work with water companies to advise them on their statutory obligations.