AER Draft Guidance for IPPC and Waste Licences

The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities.  The Environmental Protection Agency is currently standardising the content of AERs to collect only relevant, interpreted data. The content of the AER should give a concise summary of the environmental performance of the site for the reporting year as well as a record of on-going improvements on the licensed site.  This guidance document is intended to assist in standardising the reporting format of the Annual Environmental Report (AER) for IPPC and Waste licensed facilities.

The proposed format for reporting annual environmental information is contained in a series of templates prepared by the Agency. We encourage licensees to provide the information requested in these templates as well as an interpretation of the data reported. 

Link to the Draft AER Guidance Document and the AER templates.

Announcement 2018:

Please note no fundamental changes have been made to the AER guidance and templates for the 2017 reporting year. It is recommended that all licensees read the Guidance document and use the templates.

The submission by licensees of 2017 AERs CANNOT be done through the EDEN portal, the submission process for AERs will remain as in previous years i.e. through the normal web reporting site

Also please note that due to the Agency’s ongoing I.T. development work, including reviewing reporting formats, the reporting of AERs using the published templates will not be mandatory in 2018.

If you have any queries on any of the above please contact the AER Returns Helpdesk: mailto:aerreturns@epa.ie