EPA prosecutes T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited

On 27 November 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited at Roscrea District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to make financial provision to cover any liabilities identified in Condition 12.2.2 of the licence.

• Causing or permitting emissions from the installation, which were specified, and which exceeded the ELVs set out in Schedule B of the Licence.

• Failing to maintain appropriate records of training and, failing to provide appropriate training for all personnel whose work could have a significant effect upon the environment.

• Failing to test and demonstrate the integrity and water tightness of all underground pipes and tanks and their resistance to penetration by water or other materials carried or stored therein.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge Gerard Haughton imposed fines of  €5,000 and EPA costs of  €3,830 were also awarded.