Regulatory Fees and Charges
NIEA issues permits, licences and consents and monitors compliance to help control impacts on the environment and has powers to charge for these these regulatory functions through various pieces of legislation. Our fees and charges are set in accordance with statutory requirements and DFP and Treasury guidance and our 3 year Charging Policy. NIEA Regulatory Charging Policy 2010 to 2013 (.PDF 176Kb)
Current Consultation Papers
NIEA Charging Schemes for 2012/2013:
- Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions - NIEA) Charging Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013
- Pollution Prevention and Control Charging Scheme 2012 (.PDF 177Kb)
- Radioactive Substances Act Fees and Charges Scheme 2012 (.PDF 168Kb)
- Water Order Fees and Charges Schemes 2012 (.PDF 70Kb)
- Waste Management Charging (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2012 (.PDF 207Kb)
- Marine Licensing Charging Scheme 2012 (.PDF 95Kb
- EU Emissions Trading Scheme Charging Scheme 2012 (.PDF 92Kb)
- Abstraction and Impoundment Licensing (Fees and Charges) Scheme 2012 (.PDF 93Kb)
Our fees and charges for 2012/13 have increased by 2.7% (GDP deflator forecast for 2012/13), in line with our charging policy.
Key features of the NIEA Charging Policy:
- With effect from 1 April 2010, we will limit fee increases in line with the GDP deflator forecast on an annual basis for a 3 year period from April 2010 to March 2013, except where substantial revision is required.
- From April 2010, where new schemes are to be introduced or where substantial revisions to an existing scheme are required, consultation with stakeholders will be carried out in tandem, through single or parallel consultation papers.
- We will assess the suitability of schemes for the introduction of risk-based charging and wider services.
- We will publish all of our fees and charges (and any consultations regarding these) on this page.
We had a public consultation on the policy that closed on 26 February 2010 and you can read the Summary of Consultation Responses (.PDF 242Kb).
Previous Charging Schemes
Previous charging schemes can be viewed here.