EPA prosecutes T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited and Directors

On 23rd of May, in Tullamore District court, Judge Staines convicted T&J Standish (Roscrea) Limited and its directors and imposed fines of €100.  She recorded the convictions against charge one, taking all other charges into account.  This case was before the court on a number of occasions, Agency costs of €1,988 were awarded on 25th April 2016 and Judge Staines deferred sentencing on that occasion to ensure that the costs were paid.

On 23rd March 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited and Directors at Tullamore District Court. 

The Company pleaded guilty to:

  • Failure to employ an installation manager who was designated as the person in charge or a nominated suitably qualified and experienced deputy who was present on the installation at all time during the operation.
  • Failure to carry out sampling, analysis, measurements, examinations, maintenance and calibrations as set out in the Licence.
    Failure to calibrate and maintain the colorimeter for carrying out onsite Chromium analysis in accordance with the instructions issued by the manufacturer/supplier or installer.
  • Failure to operate the groundwater remediation system subject to the procedures submitted and provided for in the licence.
  • Failure to monitor the inflow and outflow from the remediation system by on site methods and laboratory analysis and failure to record and maintain on site the operating and monitoring results.
  • Failure to operate the remediation systems referred to subject to the procedures submitted with the application.
  • Failure to undertake tissue analysis of candidate invertebrates and fish for metal accumulation and examination for sub-lethal effects.
  • Failure to carry out a daily visual examination of all run off discharges and to maintain a log of such inspections.
  • Failure to monitor wells as therein provided for and fail to report the results of such monitoring to the Agency.
  • Failure to have the activity and remediation systems independently audited and to submit the report of the audit to the Agency.
  • Failure to submit to the Agency a summary report outlining the on-going works onsite and a summary of the performance of the remediation plant and wood preservative treatment system for a particular time period.
  • Failure to submit to the Agency a report on the review of the Environmental Liabilities Risk Assessment.
  • Failure to make financial provision to cover liabilities identified in the licence.

The Directors pleaded guilty to two charges as follows:

  • Failure to employ an installation manager who was designated as the person in charge or a nominated suitably qualified and experienced deputy who was present on the installation at all time during the operation.
  • Failure to make financial provision to cover liabilities identified in the licence