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EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List

The EPA has developed a system to rank industrial and waste licensed sites (Integration Pollution Control) in order of priority for enforcement. The National Priority Sites List (which is updated quarterly) is used to target its enforcement effort at the poorest performing sites in order to drive improvements in environmental compliance.  A score is assigned to each facility based on enforcement factors such as complaints, incidents, compliance investigations (CIs), and non-compliances (NCs) with the licence.

Nine sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards – this is an increase of four sites from the previous list. These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA in order to secure compliance.

  • Five of the nine sites are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.
  • Three sites are from the waste sector. The main compliance issues are poor waste management practices on-site and causing odour.
  • The nine sites accounted for 43 percent of all complaints received in this period.

The following are the National Priority Sites for April-September 2018:

Reg. No. Licence Name County
P0812-01 Arrow Group Kildare
P0690-03 C & F Automotive Limited Westmeath
W0211-02 ERAS ECO Limited Cork
P01028-01 Glanbia Foods Ireland Limited Laois
P0815-02 Lacpatrick Dairies Limited Monaghan
P0180-02 Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry) Offaly
W0136-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Munster) Cork
P1002-01 The Hammond Lane Metal Company Limited Dublin
P0831-01 Western Brand Group Limited Mayo

Verde Environmental Consultants is focussed on helping our EPA licenced clients to achieve compliance according to their licence conditions in the most economical way possible. We have a proven track record of successfully reducing many of our clients’ expenses in this area by securing reductions in monitoring requirements and by the easing of licence conditions where appropriate.

We currently represent a range of licenced companies from smaller Irish companies to large multinationals in the pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing, extraction and waste sectors.

Services of particular interest to the IE/IPC Sector include:

  • Perpetration of licence application, review/amendment, site plans and reports (AER, ELRA, CRAMP & Firewater).
  • Compliance Monitoring and Reporting (surface water, groundwater, noise etc).
  • Waste Classification and Reporting.
  • Environmental Management System and EHS implementation and support.
  • Risk Assessment, Contamination Management and Appropriate Assessment.
  • Troubleshooting and negotiation on your behalf with the Agency.