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.
The EPA last week published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement (July-December 2018). Eight sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards and these companies face further enforcement action from the EPA to secure compliance.
- Three of the eight sites are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.
- The eight sites represent less than 1 per cent of industrial sites licensed by the EPA but account for 41 per cent of complaints and 11 per cent of open compliance investigation files.
- Four sites have come off the previous National Priority Site List having improved their compliance.
The following are the National Priority Sites for July-December 2018:
|Reg. No.||Licence Name||County|
|P0690-03||C & F Automotive Ltd||Westmeath|
|P0106-02||CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd||Cavan|
|W0022-01||East Cork Landfill Site||Cork|
|P1028-01||Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd||Laois|
|P0180-02||Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry)||Offaly|
|P0519-03||Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Ireland) Ltd||Monaghan|
|W0136-03||Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd (Munster)||Cork|
Further details of the National Priority Sites scoring system and the list of sites can be found on the EPA website.
Enforcement information on all sites can be found under the Licence Search pages.
Source – EPA