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EPA commences examination of Waste Water Discharge Licences (WWDLs).

EPA commences examination of Waste Water Discharge Licences (WWDLs).

In line with the requirements of the European Union (Waste Water Discharge) Regulations 2007 to 2020, the EPA has commenced an examination of Waste Water Discharge Licences (WWDLs).  The purpose of the WWDL examinations is to ensure that the authorisations satisfy the relevant environmental requirements of the European Union (Waste Water Discharge) Regulations 2007 to 2020.

Examination Reports & Public Participation

The EPA intends to publish a report on each WWDL examination. The EPA are inviting comments or observations in relation to their examination of WWDLs. An initial list of draft examination reports is available at the link below.  The Agency will issue draft examination reports in batches and will update the list accordingly. You can keep up to date with our examination process by subscribing to our EPA licence RSS feeds.

You can submit a comment or observation within three weeks of publication of the draft WWDL examination reports:

  • by e-mail to licensing@epa.ie with the subject line ‘WWDA examination project – DXXX-0X’, or
  • in writing to the Environmental Licensing Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford.

A pro-forma template has been developed to assist in making submissions and is available  below. It should be noted that due to current Covid-19 restrictions it is preferable to submit comments or observations by email. To assist us in considering your comments or observations in a timely manner, please have regard to the scope of the examination as outlined above and reference the WWDL register number. The information you submit will be published to the Agency’s website and will remain there indefinitely. In submitting comments, you are agreeing to the information being published to the Agency’s website and the Agency using the e-mail address/postal address provided to correspond with you.

Source – EPA

Prior to the development of a site, if there is a requirement to discharge effluent or treated waters to ground/ surface waters or sewer, there is a statutory requirement to obtain a discharge licence from the appropriate Local Authority. With tightening legislation and an emphasis to improve water quality in Ireland, it is often times quite difficult to obtain discharge consent.

Verde Environmental Consultants provides a full waste water discharge service to the client, from desk top assessment, sampling and assimilative capacity evaluation of the water body, to completion of the application and recommendation of appropriate treatment system. We can provide a range of services to meet both the client and Local Authorities requirements.

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