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.
Current Consultation Papers
NIEA Charging Schemes for 2013/2014
- Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions - NIEA) Charging Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2015
- Radioactive Substances Act Fees and Charges Scheme 2015
- Water Order Fees and Charges Schemes 2014
- Waste Management Charging (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2014
- Marine Licensing Charging Scheme 2013
- EU Emissions Trading Scheme Charging Scheme 2014
- Abstraction Impoundment and Licensing (Fees and Charges) Scheme 2014
Our fees and charges for 2014/2015 have increased by 2.1% (GDP deflator for 2014/15), 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 in spring 2013 and you can read the summary below.