- Five sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA to secure compliance.
- Three sites are new to the list. Six sites have come off the previous list published in January following improvements in compliance.
- The five sites represent less than 1 per cent of industrial sites licensed by the EPA but account for 21 per cent of complaints received.
The EPA updates the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis. The following are the National Priority Sites for October 2018 to March 2019:
|Reg. No.||Licence Name||County||Reason on list|
|P0812-01||Arrow Group||Kildare||Noise and odour complaints|
|P0969-02||Euroflex Teoranta||Donegal||Emissions to air and waste management|
|P0831-01||Western Brand Group Ltd||Mayo||Wastewater management|
|W0022-01||East Cork Landfill Site||Cork||Landfill gas and leachate management|
|P0110-02||Arran Chemical Company Ltd||Roscommon||Emissions to air and groundwater|
Licensed facilities are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a system developed by the EPA. Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and non-compliances over the previous six months. Sites which exceed a certain threshold become a National Priority Site and are targeted by the EPA for further enforcement action.
The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.
The six sites which have come off the previous National Priority Site List having improved their compliance include:
- Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland Ltd (Licence number P0519-03)
- CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd (P0106-02)
- Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd (P1028-01)
- C & F Automotive Ltd (P0690-03)
- Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Munster) (W0136-03)
- Rosderra Irish Meats (P0180-02)
Source – EPA