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Posted 03/02/2012


Access to a safe drinking water supply is critical for society. And for many industries drinking water supplied by the local Water Services Authority also acts as their process water supply. In many cases the quality of that water is critical to both product quality and efficient process operation.

The EPA has recently published drinking water analysis data for 2010 on a county by county basis and this can be accessed here

Posted 05/12/2011


In Ireland the EPA bases, for the most part, its BAT Guidance Note on the equivalent EU BREF document.

Posted 28/11/2011


The NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service) is the agency which designates and advises on the classification of sites as protected areas in Ireland.

For a number of reasons industrial activities need to confirm whether or not they are on or near protected sites. These have been referred to in other Environet news items and include implications for;

-          Environmental Liabilities Directive

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 From October 2011 C1 forms are no longer being issued and have been replaced by WTFs.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)