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The changing face of environmental regulation: a challenge for multi-national business

Environmental regulation is changing at an exponential rate. Around the world there has been a significant strengthening of regulation, consisting not only of tighter new rules but also more rigorous, consistent enforcement. For multi-national organisations the consequences of not being prepared locally and the impact of an environmental incident can be severe. Global law firm Clyde & Co pr...
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Mitigation and Compensatory Measures under Article 6 Habitats Directive

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently clarified the distinction between mitigation measures and compensatory measures under Article 6 of the Habitats Directive. This followed a preliminary request from Ireland’s Supreme Court during proceedings. What are the criteria? The reference concerned the interpretation of Article 6(3) and (4) of the Habitats Directive. Article 6(...
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National Infrastructure Bill, 2018

Fianna Fáil’s Deputy Dara Calleary introduced the National Infrastructure Bill, 2018 to the Dáil on 18th April 2018. This Bill will establish a body to be known as the National Infrastructure Commission to advise the government on all sectors of economic infrastructure, including “physical structures, systems, institutions, services and facilities that relate to energy, transport, water and wastew...
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Community Water Fund 2018 open for applications

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The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28th May at 19.00hrs. The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whil...
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ISO 45001 to replace OHSAS 18001

Since its first publication in 1999, OHSAS 18001 has been a recognized occupational health and safety management system (OH & SMS) standard against which management systems can be assessed and certified. Now, 19 years later, a new ISO standard has being developed to replace OHSAS 18001; this standard is ISO 45001. ISO 45001 will give organisations an internationally recognised occupatio...
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Soil Recovery Waste Acceptance Criteria – EPA Draft Guidance Note

In December 2017, the EPA issued a draft Guidance Note on Soil Recovery Waste Acceptance Criteria. This guidance document applies to soil recovery facilities which exceed the operational thresholds for waste facility permits as set out in the Third Schedule of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007) as amended. Facilities that exceed these th...
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