Environmental information regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 set out enforceable regulations that govern the public's right to access environmental information held by public authorities including local authorities.

Environmental information covered by the regulations includes:

  • the state of the air
  • atmosphere
  • water
  • soil
  • land
  • landscape
  • factors affecting the above elements such as substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste, emissions, discharges into the environment.