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    Descriptive info: About Us.. Roles Responsibilities.. Organisational Structure.. EPA Review.. EPA and RPII Merger.. Access to Information.. Careers.. Customer Service.. Procurement.. Public Sector Agreement 2010-2014.. Memoranda of Understanding.. Contact Us.. Frequently Asked Questions on the Environment.. General.. Noise.. Wastewater.. WEEE.. Industrial Emissions.. Directive.. (IED).. Shale Gas Fracking UGEE Research.. I am worried about the quality of the Air in my house/apartment.. Can the Environmental Protection Agency assist?.. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for implementing legislation on ambient/outdoor air quality.. There is no legislation on indoor air quality in homes therefore there is no organisation with responsibilities for this.. If you are experiencing health problems please contact your Doctor your Health Service Executive (HSE).. If you think the source of the air pollution is outside you can contact the air pollution section of your Local Authority.. They deal with air pollution nuisance complaints.. If you think the problem is caused by the building you should contact your landlord/management company/builders/homebond/building section of local authority as appropriate.. There are some private companies who test air quality in private dwellings.. These are mainly large environmental consultancy firms who operate nationally.. You can find a list of these in your classified directory.. The Environmental Protection Agency does not endorse or maintain a list of any of these companies.. The Environmental Protection Agency monitor ambient air quality throughout the country.. Real time air quality results are available on our website.. Are there any standards for indoor air quality?.. No, there are no indoor air quality standards in Ireland.. The EPA measures outdoor air quality for a number of atmospheric pollutants.. The list of pollutants we monitor include; Ozone, Carbon monoxide, Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Particulate Matter (PM.. 10.. and PM.. 2.. 5.. ), Benzene (C6H6), Lead (Pb), PAH (Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons), Arsenic (As), Nickel (Ni), Mercury (Hg).. Detailed information about.. real-time Air Quality data.. can be found on our website.. If you are concerned about indoor air quality in your workplace you should contact the Health and Safety Authority.. Tel: 1890 289 389 or visit the.. HSA website.. What steps are open to me under the law regarding nuisance caused by noise?.. There are a number of steps open to you under the law when you are experiencing nuisance caused by noise.. The procedures detailed below are designed to cover general neighbourhood type noise problems, such as continual noise from other houses home workshops, local businesses etc.. The Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Noise) Regulations, 1994 (S.. I.. No.. 179 of 1994) provide redress in the case of these types of problems.. They are designed to allow straightforward access to the Courts by individuals or groups concerned atout excessive noise.. When can I take action to deal with noise as nuisance?.. Whenever you consider a noise to be so loud, so continuous, so repeated or of such duration or pitch, or occurring at such times that it gives you reasonable cause for annoyance you can initiate action to deal with it.. What action can I take?.. Initially, it may be sufficient to explain to whoever is causing the noise that it is a nuisance and come to some mutually acceptable understanding.. In the case of noise emanating from multiple occupancy rented accommodation, the landlord (or the relevant Council in the case of local authority housing) should be contacted to determine if breaches of the tenancy agreement have occurred.. If this does not resolve the matter you may wish to consider contacing your local authority or the EPA in the case of an activity for which a licence is required under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.. Finally, you may exercise your right to make a formal complaint to the District Court seeking an Order to deal with the nuisance.. Forms are available from the District Court office.. What can be done about noise arising from commercial and construction activities?.. Noise emenating from construction activities or the activities of a commercial premises are dealt with under Section 107 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, which provides local authorities with the powers to limit or prevent noise.. Noise from Commercial Premises:.. Section 107 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 provides local authorities with powers to require measures to be taken to prevent or limit noise.. These powers are generally exercised in preventing and limiting noise from commercial and industrial premises within their functional areas.. A Notice can be served by a local authority on any person in charge of any premises, processes or works, other than an activity controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency.. Construction Noise:.. There is no statutory period during which certain works e.. g.. construction, road works, DIY etc.. are prohibited.. However, a Planning Authority may attach conditions to individual planning permissions for any development on a case by case basis.. These tailored conditions may inlcude restrictions on the times when construction work can be undertaken.. If you are encountering noise from a construction site you should, in the first instance, contact your Planning Authority to ascertain whether any such conditions apply.. A local authority can still address the issue under Section 107 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 which provides them withpowers to require measures to be taken to prevent or limit noise.. You can also address the issue by taking a case under the Noise Regulations.. What can be done if I am experiencing nuisance noise from a neighbour?.. The source of a neighbourhood noise complaint most often dictates the way it should be addressed, depending on whether the individual causing the noise nuisance is a private rented tenant, a local authority tenant or a private home-owner.. Private Rented Tenants:.. In the case of noise nuisance being caused by individuals in private rented accommodation, the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 imposes minimum statutory obligations on landlords and tenants of private residential tenancies.. Tenant obligations under the Act include an obligation not to engage, or allow visitors to engage, in anti-social behaviour which is defined as including persistent noise that interferes with the peaceful occupation of other dwellings in the neighbourhood.. The Act also imposes an obligation on landlords to enforce the tenant obligations.. There is provision in the Act for third parties who are adversely affected by a failure on the part of a landlord to enforce tenant obligations to refer a complaint to the.. Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).. in accordance with the procedures in the Act.. If an alternative legal remedy, such as the remedy provided for under the.. Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Noise) Regulations, 1994 (S.. 179).. is being pursued, then the PRTB cannot intervene.. Since December 2004 all privately-rented properties must be registered with the PRTB.. You can check if a property is registered by contacting the PRTB.. Local Authority Tenants:.. Noise nuisance caused by local authority tenants are also covered under legislation.. The tenancy agreement, which is the legal basis of the relationship between the local authority and its tenants, will generally contain provisions in relation to the type of behaviour that is acceptable, and that which is not.. The local authority is empowered under Section 62 of the Housing Act 1966, to initiate proceedings to secure an eviction where a tenant has breached the conditions of the tenancy agreement.. Please contact your local authority if you have a complaint regarding the behaviour of one of their tenants.. Private Home Owner:.. If the person causing a noise nuisance is a private home owner then obviously the potential remedies outlined above do not apply.. In this case, the person experiencing the noise nuisance will have to avail of the remedy provided under the.. whereby any individual person, or a local authority, may complain to a District Court seeking an Order to deal with the noise nuisance.. The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has issued a self-explanatory leaflet entitled.. A Guide to the Noise Regulations.. which outlines the steps to be taken where a person is experiencing nuisance caused by noise.. It includes a form, which can be filled in and then forwarded to the Clerk of the local District Court.. There is no requirement to be represented in Court by a solicitor.. In addition, as there are no statutory limits currently in place, noise-monitoring data is not necessarily required; however, it may be beneficial in comparing data with the.. World Health Organisation (WHO).. noise exposure recommendations.. Alternatively, a written record which includes dates and times during which the perceived noise nuisance occurred and/or a tape recording of the type of noise experienced, can provide important evidence which can be presented in Court.. Who do I contact regarding problems from barking dogs?.. Problems arising from barking dogs are covered under the Control of Dogs Acts 1986 1992.. A copy of the Form used for complaints to the Courts about noise from dogs is available from your local authority.. What can I do about noise arising from public events such as pop concerts or festivals?.. Any event such as a concerts or festivals, would normally require planning permission, however in some cases, a particular venue may have prior approval to stage a set number of concerts/events per annum.. The appropriate local authority should be contacted in relation to any planning conditions relating to noise for these once off events.. Who do I contact regarding traffic related noise?.. The Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Noise) Regulations 1994 (S.. 179 of 1994) are not designed to cover noise from roadways.. Complaints about local traffic related noise should be addressed to the relevant roads authority in the first instance.. For national road schemes, potential noise emissions are addressed as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process undertaken by, or on behalf of, the Natoinal Roads Authority.. In addition, EU Directive 2002/49/EC sets out certain requirements for the assessment and management of environmental noise from transport sources (including major roads) including the making of strategic noise maps and action plans.. For major roads or roads with significant traffic flows the.. Environmental Noise Regulations 2006 (S.. 140 of 2006).. provide for the implementation of action plans to reduce the effects of noise from roads.. How to deal with quarries causing noise and general annoyance?.. The Environmental Protection Agency has no statutory function in the regulation of aggregate and construction stone/gravel quarries and pits as these are not licensed within the licensing regimes operated by the Agency.. In the main, these activities are regulated under the planning code.. Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 imposes a statutory regime for the regulation of quarries in Ireland.. All quarries must now register with the planning authority in their locality and it is the planning authority s responsibility to regulate the quarry through the planning process.. Furthermore, Section 151-164 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 provides the planning authority with a range of enforcement powers in dealing with unauthorised developments or breaches of conditions.. Please note that Section 63(10) of the Protection of the Environment Act 2003 specifically prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising any power or control in relation to the making of a decision on an application for planning permission.. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you should continue to report any further incidents of pollution preferably in writing, to your Local Authority.. However, if you consider the performance of the Local Authority to be unsatisfactory in resolving this issue, you are advised to put your complaint in writing to the complaints officer in that Local Authority.. If you feel that you have been adversely affected by the planning authority's actions or you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from the local authority, you can contact the Office of the Ombudsman.. The Ombudsman will not consider the planning issues involved but will investigate the administrative actions of the local authority in considering your complaint.. Furthermore, please note that the Ombudsman s staff attend monthly at a Citizens Information Centre to take complaints.. Please see.. The Citizens Information website.. for more information.. The Ombudsman can be contacted at:.. Office of the Ombudsman,.. 18 Lower Leeson Street,.. Dublin 2.. Tel: 01-639 5600 Locall 1890 22 30 30.. Email:.. ombudsman@ombudsman.. gov.. ie.. Website.. www.. ombudsman.. What can be done about the noise from crow guns/bangers?.. If the use of noise devices by farmers, to scare off birds eating their crops (knows as crow guns/bangers ) is causing a nuisance, and you consider that the noise to be so loud, so continuous, so repeated, of such duration or pitch, or occurring at such times that it gives you.. reasonable cause for annoyance.. you can initiate action to deal with it.. Initially, it may be sufficient to explain to the farmer that it is a nuisance and so come to some mutually acceptable understanding.. If this does not resolve the matter you may wish to consider contacting the Environmental Section of your local authority/county council to ascertain whether it is in a position to take action.. Finally, you may exercise your right to take redress through the District Court under the Noise Regulations.. However, before proceeding with a complaint, you are advised, to consult your local authority (where applicable) or seek legal advice.. The role of the District Court.. The District Court hears both sides of the case.. If it finds in your favour, it can order the reduction of the noise to a specified level, limit it to specific times or to cease altogether.. How do I complain to the District Court?.. Consult with the Clerk of your local District Court about a date for the hearing of your case.. You must inform the person concerned that you will be making a complaint to the District Court.. The date for the hearing of the case must be at least seven days later than the date you inform the person or body causing the noise.. You have to fill out a form and present your case in court.. As a general rule, it is important to have a record of the times and dates when the noise nuisance occurred.. Who is responsible for issuing Waste Collection Permits?.. Under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations, 2007 and Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2008,.. those intending to carry out waste collection activities in a local authority area must apply for a waste collection permit.. This requirement applies to individuals, companies and partnerships.. On the 1.. st.. of February 2012,.. Offaly County Council.. was designated as the Nominated Authority for the processing of all new Waste Collection Permit applications.. This single Nominated Authority will be known as the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).. Existing Waste Collection Permits have also been transferred to the NWCPO.. Therefore, all additions, deletions.. etc.. to active waste collection permits are now being processed.. by them.. Please contact the Environment Section,.. Offaly County Council on 057 9357428 or email.. nwcpo@offalycoco.. if you have any queries in relation to applying for a Waste Collection Permit.. You are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.. Please visit.. http://www.. nwcpo.. ie/.. for more information on permitted contractors and on what types of waste they can collect.. Who do I contact regarding information on transfrontier shipment of waste?.. Exporting Waste.. Regulating the movement of waste between EU Member States and between the EU and other countries is a large and complex business.. It is referred to as 'transfrontier shipment', or TFS.. Movement of waste between member states is subject to Regulation (EC) No.. 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14th June, 2006 on shipments of waste.. This Regulation is supported in Irish law through Statutory Instruments under the Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations, S.. 419.. Some wastes are more strictly controlled than others.. The regulation sets out a system for the classifying waste into three lists:.. The.. green list.. : In broad terms, green listed wastes are non-hazardous and easily recyclable, such as paper and plastic.. These wastes may move across international borders within the EU without having to request permission or advance notification.. amber list.. : When green wastes are mixed ('co-mingled'), they become amber listed wastes.. They then do require pre-notification and prior written consent before they can be exported.. Consequently as a waste becomes somewhat more difficult to recover or somewhat more hazardous it goes onto the amber list.. T.. red list.. : This covers particularly dangerous wastes.. Since 12th of July 2007,.. Dublin City Council.. was designated as the.. National Competent Authority.. for the export, import and transit of waste shipments under the Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations, 2007.. All transfrontier shipments of waste originating in any local authority area in the State that are subject to the prior written notification procedures must be notified to and through Dublin City Council at the National TFS Office established to implement and enforce the Regulations.. Contact details are as follows; Dublin City Council, Eblana House, 68-71 Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland.. Telephone No.. (01) - 2224235 or (01)- 2224374.. Any queries relating to TFS import, export or transit should be directed to the Dublin City Council, National TFS Office.. The current Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations 2007, S.. 419, Regulation (EC) 1013/2006, and TFS guidelines are available on the Dublin City Council TFS webpage included below.. dublincity.. ie/WaterWasteEnvironment/Waste/National_TFS_Office/Pages/NationalTFSOffice.. aspx.. Can a householder burn waste/organic matter in his or her home/garden?.. No, it is not permissible for a householder to burn any waste.. Under the Waste Management (Prohibition Of Waste Disposal By Burning) Regulations 2009 - S.. 286 of 2009, it states:.. 'Household waste shall not be disposed of by burning either within a building, the curtilage of a building, any self contained part of a building used for the purposes of living accommodation or its cartilage'.. However, under Section 5 of the above regulation, it states '.. without prejudice to any other enactment or rule of law, Regulation 4 shall not apply when the following conditions are fulfilled the burning of waste relates solely to material consisting of uncontaminated wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves, brush, or other similar waste generated by.. agricultural practices.. , but excluding garden and park wastes'.. Please note, household organic garden waste also falls under the above regulations and cannot be burned.. It is recommended that householders should reuse, compost, shred /or chip this material.. Many Waste Collection companies not accept garden/organic waste, and some local authorities accept this waste at their civic amenity centres, however please contact your local authority for further information.. If you wish to complain about somebody illegally burning hedge clippings garden waste in their back garden please contact your local authority to have your complaint investigated.. View.. regulation.. details.. Can the EPA do something about people illegally dumping on the roadside, in a river, or on the beaches?.. There is specific legislation dealing with illegally litter/rubbish dumping and, in general, should be dealt with locally.. Therefore all incidents of illegal dumping of litter or rubbish should be reported to your.. Local Authority.. immediately.. The EPA is a national Agency and deals in general with issues at a different level.. Alternatively, you can report illegal dumping to a 24 hour.. lo-call telephone number 1850 365 121.. This informaton will then be followed up and checked by the enforcement authorities - local authorities, the EPA's Office of Environmental Enforcement and An Garda Síochána - through the Environmental Enforcement Network.. Information that you give can be treated confidentially although you are encouraged to give your contact details as authorities may wish to follow-up with you in relation to the investigation of illegal dumping.. If your local authority finds material that is illegally dumped and establishes the identity of the owner of the material, that person will have a case to answer without necessarily having to be caught in the act.. The Litter Pollution Act 1997, as amended by the Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 and the Protection of the Environment Act 2003, introduced strong penalties in Ireland to help combat the problems of litter pollution more effectively.. The litter laws have increased the powers of your local authority to combat the problem of illegal dumping of refuse and rubbish.. If you see someone dumping illegally, you should report the matter to your local authority who will investigate and take any necessary enforcement action.. Is a householder allowed burn hedge clippings and garden waste?.. Under the.. Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009.. it is illegal for a householder to burn garden waste, this includes burning of cut tree limbs, hedging, cuttings, clippings after landscaping gardening works.. Many Waste Collection companies do not accept garden/organic waste, and some local authorities accept this waste at their civic amenity centres.. However, please contact your local authority for further information.. If you wish to complain about somebody illegally burning hedge clippings garden waste in their back garden please contact your local authority, where your complaint will be investigated.. Can I burn cardboard pellets in a wood pellet fed boilers?.. The simple answer is no.. Burning of cardboard pellets would be considered as waste incineration, unless there is a 'Product Standard' (which would provide proof that the material is not a waste) for the pellets.. The risks in burning cardboard pellets would be associated with what is contained within the cardboard (contaminants from ink, contaminants from the materials which were in the cardboard packaging, etc), these can be damaging to both health and the environment.. Individuals should also note that the boiler itself may not be suitable to burn anything other than wood pellet, and cardboard pellets may pose problems for the boiler.. Further information about wood chip boilers may be obtained from.. Sustainable Energy Ireland.. Where can I recycle unusual items like aerosols, paint cans, weed killers, and pesticides?.. Each local authority provides facilities for recycling different types of materials at their civic amenity centre.. To find out what materials are accepted at your nearest facilities please contact your local authority or visit their website.. Most local authorities also provide a collection service two or three times a year to collect household hazardous wastes such as weed-killer, paints, pesticides, detergents, aerosols etc.. You should contact your local authority to find out when the next collection day will take place.. Please be aware, that this serivce is only available to householders, and there is a limit to how much will be accepted.. Can I burn waste oil, such as car oil, in a waste oil burner?.. The Environmental Protection Agency wishes to advise that the burning of waste oil falls under the scope of the European Waste Incineration Directive (Directive 2000/76/EC).. The Waste Incineration Directive states, “no incineration or co-incineration plant shall operate without a permit to carry out these activities”.. Therefore, the operation of, for example, used oil burners, will require a Waste Licence from the Environmental Protection Agency for Hazardous Waste Incineration.. It is an offence under the Waste Management Act to burn waste oil in the absence of a Waste Licence.. The combustion of waste oils in unauthorised burners/energy units has the potential to cause harm to the environment and human health.. Further information regarding.. waste authorisations can be found on the EPA web page.. Enquires can be emailed to.. licensing@epa.. or by post to EPA Headquarters, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co.. Telephone 053 9160600.. Where can I get a list of landfills in Ireland?.. In 1996 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began licensing certain activities in the waste sector.. These include landfills, transfer stations, hazardous waste disposal and other significant waste disposal and recovery activities.. The licence search facility on the EPA Website will provide you with a full list of these sites.. Search for a.. Waste Licence here.. If you are seeking a list of companies which can collect waste in your area, please contact your local authority, as they maintain a list of such contractors within their administrative area.. I want to start a business where I wash vehicles and have the discharge flow directly to a drain/sewer.. What form of licensing would that require?.. Water Pollution Discharge Licences are issued under Section 4 and Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 as amended in 1990, in order to allow companies and other bodies to discharge a controlled amount of trade effluent to a public sewer, surface waters or ground waters.. To apply for Licence to Discharge Trade Effluent please contact the relevant Sanitary Authority/Local Authority for further details.. I need to empty my septic tank, what should I do?.. Septic tanks should be pumped when sludge and scum accumulation exceed 30% of the tank volume or are encroaching on the inlet and outlet baffle entrances.. Periodic pumping of septic tanks is recommended to ensure proper system performance and deduce the risk of hydraulic failure.. Septic tanks should be de-sledged at a minimum of once every year, in cases where the septic tank is at, or near, its design load capacity, de-sledging should be more often if the rate of sludge building-up required more frequent removal..  ...   activities include:.. Designation and protection of Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and,.. Managing and developing our National Parks and Nature Reserves.. For further information please go to the.. National Parks and Wildlife Service website.. Are there chemtrails being released over Ireland?.. The EPA is the statutory body responsible for monitoring air quality in Ireland.. In order to protect our health, vegetation and ecosystems, a number of EU directives set down air quality standards in Ireland and the other member states for a wide variety of pollutants.. The monitoring, assessment and management of ambient air quality in Ireland is carried out according to the requirements of the EU Air Quality Framework Directive and Clean Air for Europe Directive.. Specific ambient air quality standards have been prescribed for the following pollutants in ambient air and/or deposition from air:.. sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, lead, carbon monoxide, benzene and ozone (2011).. polyaromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic, nickel, cadmium and mercury in ambient air (2009).. In addition to publishing a comprehensive report on air quality annually, the EPA reports the results of current air quality monitoring of the above pollutants through its.. website.. and it is possible to view real-time air quality data for air monitoring locations around the country.. The EPA's air quality monitoring network confirms that air quality in Ireland is good.. It should be noted that there are no chemicals being released from airplanes into the air over Ireland apart from the normal exhaust emissions from air planes.. There is no seeding of clouds in Ireland.. The duration and size of airplane contrails (normal release from jet engines, mainly water vapour) in the sky varies depending on the atmospheric conditions at the time.. Does the EPA provide funding to PhD students?.. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does provide funding in support of Doctoral Scholarships.. All research funding provided by the EPA, including that for doctoral scholarships, is awarded in response to calls for proposals issued by EPA STRIVE Programme.. Calls for Doctoral scholarships are usually issued in March every year.. Doctoral Scholarship proposals are normally submitted by College supervisors who if successful in their application then recruit a student to undertake the research.. Any call for proposals will be advertised on the.. EPA website.. and a notification will be sent to all 3rd level research offices.. Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) FAQ's.. What is the Industrial Emissions Directive?.. The Industrial Emissions Directive which came into force on the 6th of January 2011 and came about as a result of a European Commission review of European legislation on industrial emissions.. The review led to the commission proposing this directive on industrial emissions (The IED or Industrial Emissions Directive) which replaces seven existing directives namely:.. The Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD).. The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC).. The Waste Incineration Directive (WID).. The Solvent Emissions Directive (SED) and.. Three existing directives on titanium dioxide.. Click here for link to the European Commission IED webpage.. http://ec.. europa.. eu/environment/air/pollutants/stationary/.. Timescales/ When will the IED apply to me?.. Certain provisions of the Directive/Irish legislation will follow the implementation dates below:.. implementation in Ireland from 23 April 2013 and applies to any new installations from this date onwards.. implementation from 07 January 2014 in respect of existing installations.. implementation by 07 July 2015 in respect of industrial activities not subject to the current IPPC Directive (2008/1/EC).. existing large combustion plants do not become subject to the requirements of Chapter III of the IED until 01 January 2016.. What does the IED mean for EPA licensing?.. One of the main functions of the Environmental Protection Agency has been the licensing and control of specified activities that are listed in:.. the Third and Fourth Schedules to the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended, and.. the First Schedule to the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended.. Under these acts, the Agency has to date granted waste licences and IPPC licences respectively.. The Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU), as it has been transposed into Irish legislation, has changed the existing situation and has introduced a third class of licence that can be granted by the Agency, the Industrial Emissions Licence.. The European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations have amended the First Schedule of the EPA Acts to state which activities are licensable in accordance with Annex I of the Industrial Emissions Directive and will require an Industrial Emissions Licence.. What does the IED specifically mean for Waste Licensing?.. In relation to waste activities and of interest to waste licence applicants, the range of waste activities listed in the new First Schedule (class 11) has been expanded.. There is going to be a major change in the way that these First Schedule waste activities (class 11) will be licensed by the Agency.. The First Schedule waste activities will in future be licensed by the Agency under:.. the EPA Act 1992 as amended; and.. the European Union (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) Regulations 2013.. and not, as has been the case to date, under:.. the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended; and.. the Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004.. For a waste class of activity already licensed under the Waste Management Act should I always be able to find a corresponding Class of Activity under the Industrial Emissions Directive?.. The Industrial Emissions Directive has introduced a new type of licensing.. Whereas in the past we had waste licenses under the Waste Management Act as amended and IPPC licenses under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended we now have a third type of licence - the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) licence.. Under the IED there is a new set of capacity thresholds (perhaps daily or annual capacity thresholds) which bring activities under the control of the IED and the thresholds may depend on the intended destination of the waste.. For example the composting of waste now has an associated threshold of 50 tonnes per day (Class 11.. 4(a)(i)) if the waste is destined for disposal but if the waste is intended for recovery, or a mix of disposal and recovery, then the threshold is 75 tonnes per day (Class 11.. 4(b)(i)).. Clearly then you will not find a direct correlation between classes of activity under IED and classes of activity under the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended.. When does Class 11.. 1 apply/ not apply?.. A Class 11.. 1 activity must have a connection or association with another activity at the same licenced site and can only be an additional class of activity.. Class 11.. 1.. is not an IED class of activity.. 1 will generally only be applicable where there are.. non-IED.. classes of activity being carried on at a facility.. in addition to.. IED classes of activity.. 1 can be associated with any other IED activity, and not just other class 11 waste activities.. It is therefore not the case that Class 11.. 1 can be the only class applying to your activity.. 1 is the '.. recovery or disposal of waste in a facility, within the meaning of the Act of 1996, which facility is connected or associated with another activity specified in this Schedule in respect of which a licence or revised licence under Part IV is in force or in respect of which a licence under the said Part is or will be required'.. Could a landfill at a licensed site fall under Class 11.. 1 instead of 11.. 5?.. A landfill that is covered by the IED will be licensed as class 11.. For a landfill to be class 11.. 1, it must be the following:.. not a landfill subject to the IED; and.. connected or associated with an IED activity.. Further guidance will issue on how to decide if a landfill is covered by the IED.. How do I interpret the term ‘Capacity’?.. Many of the IED classes of activity talk about production capacity, consumption capacity, treatment capacity, etc.. , but how do you interpret the term capacity.. Simply put the term refers to both the legal (for example limitations placed on a production capacity by legislation, planning permission or licence) and the technical capacity of an installation (for example the technical or physical limitations on waste processing capacity as a result of infrastructure or machinery).. For further discussion on the interpretation of capacity see the European Commission s.. Guidance on Interpretation and Determination of Capacity under the IPPC Directive.. at.. eu/environment/industry/stationary/ippc/pdf/capacity_guidance.. pdf.. How do I interpret the term ‘Pre-Treatment’ as it pertains to activities under Class 11.. 4(a)(iii) and 11.. 4(b)(ii)?.. The term "pre-treatment" is not defined in the Industrial Emissions Directive.. The term "treatment" is defined in the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) as:.. 'recovery or disposal operations, including preparation prior to recovery or disposal'.. The term 'treatment' has the same meaning as 'pre-treatment'.. Operators who carry out recovery and/or disposal activities on waste followed by dispatch of the waste for incineration or co-incineration should be regarded as carrying out pre-treatment of waste for incineration or co-incineration for the purposes of the new First Schedule.. When deciding whether an activity comprises pre-treatment of waste for incineration or co-incineration for the purposes of the new First Schedule, applicants should consider what happens within the waste facility that is to be authorised, and not any treatment or pre-treatment that took place previously at another facility or the presence of waste segregation practices at the point of waste collection.. The following should not generally be regarded as constituting "pre-treatment of waste for incineration or co-incineration":.. the incidental generation of waste from waste treatment activities and the dispatch of such incidental waste for incineration.. Solid recovered fuels and refuse derived fuels are often but not always produced to a technical specification that might also comprise a quality standard and/or a quality assurance scheme.. They are also often produced to be classified by the EWC codes 191210 or 191212.. The absence of:.. a technical specification,.. a quality standard,.. a quality assurance scheme, and/or.. EWC codes 19 12 10 and 19 12 12.. for a solid recovered fuel or refuse derived fuel is not indicative that an activity does not comprise "pre-treatment of waste for incineration or co-incineration".. When is a landfill subject to the IED?.. Text of class 11.. 5 of the First Schedule of the EPA Act 1992 as amended:.. Landfills, within the meaning of section 5 (amended by Regulation 11(1) of the Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicenced Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008 (S.. 524 of 2008)) of the Act of 1996, receiving more than 10 tonnes of waste per day or with a total capacity exceeding 25,000 tonnes, other than landfills of inert waste.. Text of class 5.. 4 of Annex I of the IED:.. Landfills, as defined in Article 2(g) of Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste receiving more than 10 tonnes of waste per day or with a total capacity exceeding 25,000 tonnes, excluding landfills of inert waste.. The definition of landfill, as referenced in section 5 of the Act of 1996 and Article 2(g) of the Landfill Directive, is:.. "landfill" means a waste disposal site for the deposit of waste onto or into land (i.. underground), including:.. internal waste disposal sites (i.. landfill where a producer of waste is carrying out its own waste disposal at the place of production), and.. a permanent site (i.. more than one year) which is used for temporary storage of waste, but excluding.. facilities where waste is unloaded in order to permit its preparation for further transport for recovery, treatment or disposal elsewhere, and.. storage of waste prior to recovery or treatment for a period less than three years as a general rule, or.. storage of waste prior to disposal for a period less than one year.. Read more details.. What are the newly prescribed activities under First Schedule of the EPA Act 1992 as amended (existing installation not covered by the EPA Act to date)?.. The following activities are newly prescribed and will require an Industrial Emissions Licence by 7.. th.. July 2015:.. 1.. The production of, organic/ inorganic chemicals, of phosphorus-based, nitrogen-based or potassium-based fertilisers, of plant health products and of biocides, of pharmaceutical products including intermediates, of explosives, provided that the activity concerns production by.. biological processing.. The gasification and liquefaction of fuels other than coal, with a rated thermal input of 20MW or more.. 3.. An activity specified in paragraph 7.. 8 (food and drink sector) that did not previously require a licence.. 4.. In relation to the waste sector, certain waste licences will become IE licences and regulated under the EPA Act 1992 to 2013.. Given the complexity and scale of some IED activities, and in order to avoid possible delays caused by submitting an incomplete application, the EPA recommends that you engage in pre-application clarification/consultation prior to submitting your application for an IED licence.. Contact the EPA Environmental Licensing Programme at.. if you wish to arrange a pre-application meeting.. What are the newly prescribed activities in the food and drink sector (activities which previously did not require a licence)?.. Newly prescribed activities in the food and drink sector include those installations involved in:.. The treatment and processing for the production of feed from animal and/ or vegetable raw materials, where finished product production capacity exceeds 75 tonnes per day where 10% or more animal raw material is used and 300 tonnes per day if only vegetable raw material.. The treatment and processing for the production of food or feed from a mixture of animal and vegetable raw materials at specified daily production capacity (a sliding scale for mixed production in the range 75 to 300 tonnes per day applies where less than 10% animal raw material is used).. The treatment and process for the production of feed on a seasonal basis of more than 600 tonnes per day for a period of no more than 90 days in any year.. When does the slaughtering activity end and food production activity begin at an installation?.. Having regard to the scope of both the Slaughterhouses and Animal by-products Industries BREF and the Food, Drink and Milk Industries BREF, the slaughter activity (class 7.. 4.. 1) is considered to end with the making of standard cuts for large animals and the production of a clean whole carcase for poultry.. Standard cuts are defined as carcases, half carcases, half carcases cut into no more than three wholesale cuts and quarters.. Chilling is considered part of the slaughtering class, if it is chilling of the carcase or standard cuts.. For the purposes of clarity, the slaughter activity covers the removal of offal and appendages.. Whereas the deboning of carcases, mincing and packaging for retail etc.. at meat installations are food production activities (class 7.. 8(a)(i)).. The production of food from animal raw materials with a finished product production capacity of greater than 75 tonnes/day (class 7.. 8(a)(i)) at a meat installation is an additional licensable activity to the slaughtering activity where it is carried on at the same installation.. What’s next for Large combustion plants – notice?.. The Agency wishes to bring to your attention an impending date specified in the European Union (Large Combustion Plants) Regulations 2012 S.. I.. 566 of 2012 regarding the Limited life time derogation.. Where the operator of a combustion plant wishes to avail of the limited lifetime derogation under Regulation 11 of S.. 566 of 2012, they must, inter alia, submit to the Agency by the 1 January 2014 a written Declaration not to operate the plant for more than 17,500 operating hours, starting from 1 January 2016 and ending no later than 31 December 2023, with plant closure thereafter.. Should you wish to avail of this derogation the Agency may need to amend or review your licence to ensure that the specific requirements of the LCP Regulations (S.. 566 of 2012) are brought into effect and you will be notified of this in due course.. These specific requirements are set out in Regulation 11 of S.. 566 of 2012.. 6 apply?.. 6 activity is the temporary storage of hazardous waste pending any of the activities referred to in paragraph 11.. 2, 11.. 3, 11.. 5 or 11.. 7 with a total capacity exceeding 50 tonnes.. It does not apply to the temporary storage of hazardous waste on the site where the waste is generated and is awaiting collection.. For example installations undertaking solvent reclamation or regeneration at a capacity greater than 10 tonnes/day, may also have a dedicated storage area for the associated hazardous waste.. Where the capacity of that dedicated waste storage area is greater than 50 tonnes, then class 11.. 6 applies.. It may be the case that the hazardous waste was generated on the site but as it is also undergoing solvent recovery at the installation, the dedicated storage area associated with the solvent recovery activity must be considered in the context of class 11.. 6.. When is storage of waste an IED Activity ?.. The storage of waste is a (pre-)treatment operation.. In the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC), treatment means recovery or disposal operations, including preparation prior to recovery or disposal.. Disposal and recovery operations are listed (in a non-exhaustive list) in Annex I and II respectively of the Directive.. Activities D15 and R13 are storage operations, as follows:.. D15 Storage pending any of the operations numbered D1 to D14 (excluding temporary storage, pending collection, on the site where the waste is produced.. R13 Storage pending any of the operations numbered R1 to R12 (excluding temporary storage, pending collection, on the site where the waste is produced.. If the storage operation takes place in what might be called the supply chain for pre-treatment of waste for incineration or co-incineration , then it is IED if over threshold because storage of waste is a waste recovery or disposal operation and therefore treatment.. What Is Temporary Storage of Waste?.. According to the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, the temporary storage of waste refers to the storage of waste for a period of not more than six months.. What is radiation?.. Radiation is energy that is transmitted in the form of waves or particles.. Scientists divide radiation into two broad categories ionising radiation, and non-ionising radiation.. Ionising radiation is a proven hazard because it has enough energy to break apart molecules such as DNA which may in time lead to cancer.. Non-ionising radiation does not have enough energy to cause such damage.. Where are we likely to come across ionising radiation?.. We encounter ionising radiation constantly.. It occurs naturally in the rocks and soil, in the food and water we eat and drink, and bombards the earth s atmosphere from outer space.. It is produced artificially, and widely used in medicine, industry and research.. It is used in X-rays, in radiotherapy to treat cancers, in smoke detectors, and in many industrial processes.. The production of electricity from nuclear power generates ionising radiation as a by-product.. Where do we come across non-ionising radiation?.. Non-ionising radiation is generated by everyday energy sources, including light, heat, TV and radio signals, mobile phone signals, microwaves, and electro-magnetic fields associated with power lines.. The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is currently responsible for the health effects of non-ionising radiation including electromagnetic fields.. What are the health risks from radon?.. Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer in Ireland and worldwide after tobacco smoking.. Radon is responsible for up to 250 lung cancer cases in Ireland every year.. How does radon get into buildings?.. Radon comes from the ground and gets into buildings mainly through cracks in floors or gaps around pipes or cables.. As the pressure inside a building is slightly lower than the pressure outdoors, radon will be drawn from the ground into the building.. This phenomenon is known as pressure-driven flow.. What is a typical radon level in a house in Ireland?.. Radon levels vary from house to house depending on where the house is located, its construction type and how it is used.. The average indoor radon level in Irish houses is 89 becquerel per cubic metre (Bq/m.. ), although levels up to 550 times this value have been measured.. Is a neighbour's radon test result a good indication of the radon level in my home?.. Radon levels vary from house to house.. The only way of knowing the level in your house is to have a measurement carried out in your own house.. Could radon account for other illnesses apart from lung cancer?.. According to current scientific knowledge, there is no other proven health effect associated with radon exposure.. The risk of developing lung cancer depends on the level of radon present and the time one has been exposed.. How long does a measurement take?.. The EPA recommends a minimum measurement duration of three months.. This is because there can be significant day to day variations in radon levels.. Therefore the only way of confidently assessing your radon risk is by carrying out a three month test.. Only the results of a measurement made over at least three months can be compared to the national Reference Level.. Is there a radon grant to help me with the cost?.. There is no grant available to cover for the cost of radon remediation.. Some radon reduction techniques are more expensive than others and each one will need to be assessed on a case by case basis.. However the typical price for retrofitting a radon sump into a standard house is approximately 850 (ranging from 450- 1150).. Other, less expensive options are available, for example, improving the ventilation in your home by installing extra wall vents.. However, the most suitable method will depend on the radon levels and on the type of building.. A Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist older people, generally over 65 years, to have repairs or improvements carried out to their homes.. Where a suite of works is being grant aided under this scheme, Local Authorities may also, as part of the package of works, assist with the provision of radon remediation works, where applicable.. Contact the Housing Section of your Local Authority for further information.. Additional information is also available from.. Citizen Information website.. The Home Renovation Incentive scheme allows homeowners to qualify for tax credits at 13.. 5% of the cost of renovation, repair or improvement works.. Full details of the scheme are available from the.. Revenue Commissioners.. I am building a new house - what radon prevention measures are required?.. Specific guidance on radon prevention measures for new homes is contained in this.. document.. which is published by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.. This Guidance specifies that all homes built since 1st July 1998 must be fitted with a standby radon sump which can be activated at a later stage, to reduce high radon concentrations subsequently found.. For homes built in High Radon Areas, the installation of a radon barrier as well as a standby radon sump is required.. I am building a new house – can I have the site tested for radon?.. Although techniques are available for measuring radon levels in soil, it is very difficult to determine what the level in a new house will be from the results of soil measurements.. For this reason, the EPA does not consider site radon measurements to be a reliable means of predicting, before construction, whether a building will have a high radon level.. Instead the EPA recommends that the radon levels be measured soon after the house is occupied.. I want to buy a house - what should I do with regard to radon?.. We recommend that you check whether the home is in a High Radon Area on our.. radon map.. and enquire as to whether the home has ever been tested for radon.. However, if the house is located in a High Radon Area, it does not necessarily mean that it has high radon levels.. The best course of action is to have a test done once you have moved in.. Where a high radon level is detected, you can successfully reduce it at a cost which is very small when compared with the value of the house.. I am interested in buying a house - can I find out from the EPA if it has measured the radon level?.. The EPA provides a confidential measurement service to homeowners.. The EPA will not release the result of any measurement to anyone other than the person who requested the original measurement.. You should ask the current owners if they have ever had the house tested for radon.. If my house is fitted with a radon barrier, can I be sure I won't have a radon problem?.. Even if the radon barrier has been installed, it could have been damaged during the construction of the house.. A single gap or hole in the barrier can make it ineffective.. The only way of knowing is by testing your home for radon..

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