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Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2021 – EPA

Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2021 - EPA The EPA has published Industrial and Waste Enforcement data up to the end of Q2 2022. 648 inspections have been carried out at 384 individual sites, a 42% increase for the same period in 2021. 86% of inspections were unannounced. Source - Environmental Protection Agency Verde Environmental Consultants is focussed on helping our ...
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EPA enforcement efforts targeted waste management and water quality issues in 2021

EPA identifies 11 Irish sites as priority pollution areas EPA identified 11 companies for targeted enforcement over issues including air, water and noise emissions, groundwater contamination and landfill gas in its Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Summary 2021 Report.  Food and drink producers made up almost three quarters of those labelled national priorities by Environmental Protection ...
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EPA publishes National Priority Sites summary for 2020

EPA publishes National Priority Sites summary for 2020 Today, the EPA published its annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2020, along with the list of sites which were designated as a National Priority Site during the year.  The report shows that, despite the significant challenges and impact of Covid-19 during 2020, the EPA continued to carry out the enforcement of i...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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