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EPA publishes National Priority Sites List for July-December 2018

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
P0812-01 Arrow Group  Kildare
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

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.