You can request specific information about the environment from us under the Environmental Information Regulation (EIR).
This includes information about the state of:
- the air and atmosphere
- soil, land and landscape
As well as factors which affect these states, such as:
- waste, emissions or discharges into the environment.
Before you make an EIR request, you should check that we haven’t already published the information you are looking for.
You can find information across our website, or use our Publication Scheme to check what information we publish, where we publish it and how often.
We also publish information for transparency.
To make an EIR request, you will need:
- your name
- your contact details
- details of information you are looking for, including the site name, the address and map showing the precise boundaries of the site.
If we can answer your enquiry without undertaking any research, we will not change you. However, if we have to undertake research, you will need to pay the correct fee before we can look for the information you have asked for.
Environmental request fees
These prices include VAT.
Once you have submitted your request and fee, we will respond within 20 working days with the information you requested.
Some information is exempt from EIR requests, such as personal or sensitive information. If the information you requested is considered exempt, we will be unable to release it, but will contact you to explain why.
You can find out more from the Information Commissioner.
If you are unsatisfied with our response to your request, you can ask for an internal review.