Industrial Emissions Licensing

Definition of "Industrial Emissions Directive Activity" as per EU (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013

‘industrial emissions directive activity’ means a process, development or operation specified in paragraph 1.1.1, 2.1, 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 4.2.1, 4.3, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2.1, 7.4.1, 7.7.1, 7.8, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5.1, 8.6.1, 8.7, 9.3.1, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 11.1 (in so far as the process, development or operation specified in paragraph 11.1 is carried on in an installation connected or associated with another activity that is an industrial emissions directive activity), 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 12.2.1, 12.3, 13.4.1, 13.5 or 13.6 of the First Schedule (amended by Regulation 23 of the European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations) and carried out in an installation and an activity shall not be taken to be an industrial emissions directive activity if it is carried out at an installation solely used for research, development or testing of new products and processes;

Please refer to EPA Act 1992 as amended, for a full description of the activities referenced above. Also refer to  regulations as referenced below.

European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013, S.I. 138 of 2013

These Regulations primarily amend the EPA Act 1992 as amended and the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended, to transpose Chapters II and VI of Directive 2010/75/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast). The Regulations apply to the industrial emissions directive activities specified in the First Schedule to the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended by these Regulations.

The Regulations also include other consequential amendments to regulations affected by the transposition of Chapter II of the Directive.

Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) Regulations 2013, S.I. 137 of 2013

These Regulations provide for various procedural matters in relation to the integrated licensing by the EPA of Industrial Emissions Directive activities specified in the First Schedule to the EPA Act 1992 as amended, and transposes Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (IPPC) (Recast). The Regulations provide for applications for licences, reviews of licences or revised licences, consideration by the EPA of objections, including the holding of oral hearings, public participation procedures associated with the industrial emissions licensing system administered by the EPA and the contents of the register of licences.

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Application forms for an Industrial Emissions Licence. Please note there is a separate application form for the Intensive Agriculture Sector.  Please read the instructions for completing the application forms.

Industrial Emissions Licensing Legislation

New First Schedule to the EPA Act 1992, as amended

Email your queries on Industrial Emissions Licensing to:   licensing@epa.ie