Under the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 all Local Authorities in Northern Ireland are required to carry out a Review and Assessment of their local air quality to see whether they will meet the Government’s targets for key pollutants as set out in Air Quality Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.
Fermanagh District Council’s Assessments to date have indicated that these Air Quality emission limits will be met. However this is an on-going process and will continue to be carried out in accordance with Government guidance.
Reports on Air Quality for all NI Councils can be viewed at:
Emissions from certain industrial activities are regulated by Fermanagh District Council under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (NI) 2003. These activities require a Permit from the Council to operate and a Public Register of such businesses is maintained by the Council. Information on Permits issued can be provided on request. The more polluting type of industrial processes are regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA):
The Council also has powers under the Clean Air (NI) Order 1981 and the Public Health Acts to deal with other types of pollution including the emission of dark smoke from industrial or trade premises and smoke nuisance arising from burning activities at any premises.
The burning of waste materials is also regulated by NIEA Land and Resource Management Unit:
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