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EPA publishes National Priority Sites List for Oct 18 – March 19

The EPA last week published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement for Q1

  • 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

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.