Making a submission

What is a submission?

A submission is written comments or observations on a licence application or licence review. The submission should relate to the application itself or any  Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) accompanying the application.

 

Who can make a submission?

Anyone (including the applicant) can make a submission on a licence application to the EPA.

 

When can I make a submission?

Submissions on a licence application can be made:

  • once the application has been received by the EPA and
  • before the Proposed Decision is issued

It is important to lodge a submission as early as possible, as late submissions cannot be considered.

 

How can I make a submission?

You can make a submission:

  • online - search for the relevant licence on the EPA Licensing web pages and make the submission
  • by email to licensing@epa.ie
  • in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford  

 

What should I submit as part of my submission?

Your submission must state:

  • the subject matter of the submission
  • the grounds for the submission and the reasons, consideration and arguments on which they are based

Attachments should:

  • be in pdf format (video footage must be in MP4 format)
  • not be greater than 4 Megabytes in size
  • not include any personal data (such as phone number, e-mail address, home address, postcode, etc.)

 

What happens after I make a submission?

Your submission will be:

  • acknowledged
  • published and available to view on www.epa.ie
  • considered as part of the assessment of the licence application/review

You may make further submissions

You can subscribe to email updates on the licence application through RSS Feeds

You will be notified of the EPA's proposed determination

 

Can I withdraw a Submission?

You can withdraw a submission in writing/email at any time prior to the application being considered by the Board of the Agency.

 

Learn more

Check the public access to licensing files

For further information, contact our Environmental Licensing Programme at:

Office of Environmental Sustainability,
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
County Wexford
Telephone Locall 1890 33 55 99 or 053 91 60600
Email licensing@epa.ie