Activities undertaken to prevent, monitor and control pollution of the air, land and water

Control of major accident hazards

A new Directive on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances known as Seveso III was published on 24 July 2012 by the European Commission. It amends and repeals the Seveso II Directive from 29 September 2015.

Emissions Trading

Details of the European Union Emissions Trading System including an introduction to the emissions trading registry, access to guidance and information on fees, charges and civil penalties.

Related to Pollution

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for the Environment including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.