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Posted 21/11/2011


Under SI No. 324 of 2011 Dublin City Council (DCC) has been designated as the competent authority for the purposes of the control of shipments of hazardous waste within the state. From October 2011 C1 forms are no longer being issued and have been replaced by WTFs. WTFs are issued electronically. The following points are relevant;

Posted 30/09/2011


Currently the EPA is reviewing many IPPC licenses as a result of changes in ambient quality standards associated with SI 272 – European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009.

Posted 28/09/2011


In July 2007 Dublin City Council was designated as the competent authority in relation to implementation of the TFS (Transfrontier Shipment) of Waste Regulations. Dublin City Council established the NTFSO (National Transfrontier Shipment Office) to administer this function.

Posted 23/09/2011


The F-gas Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 aims to reduce the emission of the following greenhouse gases to atmosphere;

-          HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons)

Posted 12/09/2011


Regardless of whether the emission is to waters, atmosphere or ground the same basic principles are applied by regulatory authorities when setting limits in licenses and permits.

-          Is there a statutory limit that must be adhered to?

-          What is the BAT guidance limit?

-          What is the impact of the emission?

Posted 24/06/2011


Our next IPPC Licence Management Training Course takes place in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Co. Cork on 12th October 2011 (9:30 – 16:30). Course places are strictly limited to 10 to allow for interaction and discussion. Topics covered include;

Posted 20/06/2011


One of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental cost is to reduce the amount of monitoring carried out at your facility. One of the conditions included in most IPPC, Waste and Trade Effluent permits allows the regulator to vary the frequency of monitoring once requested to do so by the licensee or permit holder.

Posted 17/06/2011


Environet has recently completed a review of the Industrial Emissions Directive (24 November 2010) and its implications for impacted facilities. Below are the main outcomes of that review. We have excluded implications for large combustion and waste incineration plants which will be dealt with in a future news item.