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Posted 09/08/2019

The EPA has published a Clarification Note on the Requirements for Underground Pipeline Testing at Industrial and Waste Licensed Sites. Within the guidance note there is an emphasis on the definitions of foul drains, process drains and stormwater drains. Foul drains can contain bacterial and ammonia contamination and are required by all licences to be tested for their integrity due to their potential to contaminate groundwater.

Posted 02/08/2019

 

Posted 04/03/2019

GDPR and Our Privacy Statement

A new EU data protection law took effect on May 25th, 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which means you have more rights regarding information held concerning you.

In response to this we have developed a Privacy Statement (below).

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@environet.ie.

 

Posted 28/02/2019

The EPA has launched a register of water abstractions in accordance with the European Union (Water Policy) (Abstractions Registration) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 261 of 2018). 

Posted 27/02/2019

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently launched an Appropriate Assessment online application map viewer to assist those involved in Appropriate Assessment. The GIS tool was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to automate and streamline part of the data gathering process of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment.

Posted 27/02/2019

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) monitors emissions of 12,000 airlines, power plants and industries across the EU and is responsible for regulating around 45% of Europe’s carbon emissions.

Posted 08/02/2019

Posted 28/03/2018

The EPA’s Draft Guidance on Fire Water Retention Facilities was first published in 1995. This Draft Guidance Note provided guidance to operators of industrial activities on fire water retention volume calculations and the requirements for fire water retention facilities.

Posted 23/03/2018

The Medium Combustion Plants (MCP) Directive (EU) 2015/2193 was adopted in 2015 to limit emissions to atmosphere from boilers and other stationary combustion plant in the 1-50 MW(thermal input) range. It covers all fuel types. The Directive was implemented in Irish legislation by SI 595 of 2017, European Union (Medium Combustion Plants) Regulations 2017.

Posted 20/09/2017

The EPA has issued ‘best-practice’ guidance to assist licensees with the preparation of Solvent Management Plans (SMPs). Completion of a SMP is a specific requirement in some EPA licences and includes the following: