How we regulate you
Find out how we assess if a business complies with environmental legislation, details of our charges and if a site has a permit, licence or exemption.
Our Regulatory Principles
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 places us under a duty to apply the principles of sustainable development in our work.
How we assess business compliance
We use two stages in our assessment of how well businesses comply with environmental legislation
Find out what we charge, how and why we set charges and how to contact us for information or related queries
Find out if a site has a permit, licence or exemption (Public Register)
Find details of how you can check if a site has a permit, licence or exemption to operate legally.
Permit applications, consultations and decisions
Information on permit applications, consultations and decisions
Our role in nuclear regulation
We are responsible for regulating the nuclear industry in Wales on environmental matters such as disposals and discharges of radioactive waste, discharges of cooling water and operation of standby generators.
Environmental Information Regulations
The Environmental Information Regulations provides legislation that allows anyone to request access to environmental information that we hold.
Our Published Advice and Guidance
NRW delivers environmental, social and economic outcomes in line with our published Regulatory Principles.
Natural Resources Wales is the regulatory authority in Wales for a wide range of environmental legislation.
Environmental Permitting - How we work together
Read our public participation statement under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.
Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)
Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) is legislation that seeks to limit the risks posed by the storage or use of hazardous materials.
Onshore oil and gas
Find out about onshore oil and gas extraction, how it is regulated in Wales, and the varied role we play.
Information to mariners on the Dee estuary
Find important information for users of the ports and shipping in the Dee estuary.
Energy Efficiency Directive – Article 14 requirements
Find out about the requirement to carry out a Cost benefit Assessment (CBA) and who it applies to.