Annual Environmental Reports

The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency is currently standardising the content of the AER to collect only relevant, interpreted data from the licensees. The content of the AER should give a concise summary of the environmental performance of the site for the previous reporting year as well as a record of on-going improvements on the licensed site. The Draft AER Guidance  is intended to assist in standardising the reporting format of the AER for IPPC and Waste licensed facilities. Please note there are no changes to the format of the AER for 2016 reporting of 2015 information.

Annual Environmental Reports (AERs)  are now available on the EPA website.  These documents relate to facilities licensed under the following licence types:

  • Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC)
  • Waste Water Discharge (WWDL)
  • Waste Licence

Search now for IPPCWaste Water Discharge or Waste AERs.

The AER/PRTR reporting section of the EPA website facilitates the electronic reporting of environmental information through the upload of the pdf AER and the PRTR Emissions Reporting Workbook. As set out in the PRTR Regulations, releases of pollutants and off-site transfers of waste by facilities operating in relevant industrial sectors will be reported to the EPA on an annual basis via the sector specific PRTR Emissions Reporting Workbook.  

Learn more

Download the Draft AER Guidance Document and look at the AER templates at the following link: AER Guidance Section

Guidance for the WWDL holders on their annual environmental reporting requirements

AER/PRTR reporting requirements for EPA licensed and non-licensed facilities

AER/PRTR upload page