Office of Environmental Enforcement

The Office of Environmental Enforcement is dedicated to the implementation and enforcement of environmental legislation in Ireland.

  • It is directly responsible for enforcing EPA licences granted to waste, industrial and other activities such as local authority wastewater treatment plants.
  • It prosecutes or assists in the prosecution of significant breaches of environmental protection legislation.
  • It is the quality regulator for drinking water and urban wastewater treatment plants operated by Irish Water.
  • It supervises the environmental protection activities of local authorities by auditing their performance, provision of guidance and working through NIECE (Network for Ireland's Environmental Compliance and Enforcement).

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