The Environment Agency licenses industry, business and individuals to carry out certain activities that have the potential to pollute the environment. When we receive an application for such a licence, we make that application and other relevant information available to the public. We do this before we make the decision of whether to issue the licence, or what conditions we will attach to it.
After any licence is issued, further information is also made available on the registers. This can typically include monitoring information, details of any breaches of the terms of the licence, any enforcement actions that we have carried out and any applications to vary the terms of the licence.
What public register information can I access?
- Agricultural waste exemptions
- Hazardous waste registrations
- Waste carriers & brokers
- Water quality and pollution control
- Environmental permits (previously Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC))
- Environmental permits (previously Integrated Pollution Control (IPC))
- Radioactive substances information
- Environmental permits (Waste Management Licensing)
Any member of the public has the right to access information about how we are carrying out our responsibilities. This right of access provides the opportunity to participate in the decision making process.