Licensing & Permitting | Verde - Complete Environmental Solutions Licensing & Permitting – Verde – Complete Environmental Solutions
/ blog

Archives

Half complaints received by EPA to September related to four licensed industrial and waste sites

Half complaints received by EPA to September related to four licensed industrial and waste sites The EPA today published the latest National Priority Sites List, and published updated information on the enforcement activities of the EPA during the first nine months of 2020.   The EPA welcomes the fact that three sites have come off the last National Priority Sites List which was published in July...
Read More

Regulation Updates for EIA, Industrial Emissions, IPC and Waste Licensing

The following regulations have been published by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011, as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014: S.I. 130 of 2020 - Waste Management (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 Amends...
Read More

EPA develops Licensing and Enforcement Charging Policy 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating activities that have significant polluting potential. Our responsibilities encompass: Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) licences Waste licences (including Historic Landfill licences and Certificates of Registration) Dumping at Sea licences The contained use and deliberate release of Gen...
Read More

EPA Approach to Environmental Liabilities and Financial Provision

In its recently published “EPA Approach to Environmental Liabilities and Financial Provision”, the EPA will apply a risk-based approach to environmental liability and financial provision requirements.  Consequently, only facilities whose licensable classes of activity are considered high risk to the environment will be required to agree the assessment and costings for environmental liabilities and...
Read More

Unauthorised quarries ‘putting Ireland’s environment at risk’

There are more than 150 unauthorised quarries across Ireland, it was revealed on Wednesday.  Permission for quarries is given or refused on a number of grounds including how much environmental damage they’re likely to cause but RTÉ Investigates has found that the system is full of loopholes, delays and grey areas, resulting in Ireland’s environment being put at risk.  The programme ...
Read More

EU regulation set to transform the ESG landscape

Climate change is the topic du jour and, along with other ESG issues, is not high up on global governments' agendas only... According to the TCDF Status Report 2019, we are seeing an increasing demand from investors for "better information on how companies – across a wide range of sectors – have prepared or are preparing for a lower-carbon economy". In fact, 2018 saw the incorporation of...
Read More

EPA takes Cork County Council to court for allowing ‘dangerous’ level of polluted liquid to build up at landfill site

Cork County Council has appeared in court charged with allowing a build up of potentially explosive gas and an accumulation of a "dangerous" level of polluted liquid at a Carrigtwohill landfill site.  The local authority admitted it has not burned off gas arising from the East Cork Landfill Site in line with its responsibilities as site licence holder. The Environmental Protection Agency - t...
Read More

EPA publishes industrial pollutant emissions data

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published environmental data on Ireland’s national pollutant and transfer register. This is a public register of pollutant releases and waste transfers from large industrial activities in Ireland.  The information supports EU-wide reporting through the European Commission’s e-Register website, which contains data reported annually by more than 34,000 i...
Read More

Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2018 – EPA

There has been a marked reduction (22%) in the number of complaints received by the EPA when compared with 2017, with the majority of sites (85%) not having any complaints made against them. Of the complaints received: 57% related to odour 27% related to noise 34% related to three sites 1,490 site inspections were carried out by the EPA of which 95% were unannounced. One-quarter of ...
Read More

EPA accused of giving ‘fig leaf’ to Irish Cement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ignored EU rules by granting exemptions on nitrous oxide emissions to Irish Cement for their manufacturing plant in Mungret, according to the Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) group, who claim that the EPA allowed Irish Cement to continue emitting nitrous oxides, as if the level was still 800mg per cubic metre, when the EU directive had reduced it to 50...
Read More
Top