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When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a proposed decision on a licence application, anyone can make an objection to it in the form of written comments or observations.
A valid objection must state:
An objection must be accompanied by any documents you consider necessary and relevant, and the appropriate fee (see below). If you intend to submit video footage as part of your objection, it must be in MP4 format. Any other format will not be accepted.
Once an objection is made, you cannot elaborate further on it in later correspondence.
Anyone (including the applicant) can make an objection to the EPA's proposed decision.
If you make an objection you may also request an oral hearing of it. The request must be in writing and be accompanied by an oral hearing request fee in addition to the objection fee.
You can lodge an objection with the Agency within 28 days of our giving notice of our proposed decision. Note that the period 24 December to 1 January inclusive is disregarded when calculating this period.
An objection must be made by either:
Note that we have no discretionary power to accept objections received outside the set period.
If you make a valid objection you can request an oral hearing.
The fees for objections and requesting an oral hearing are:
* See Article 42 (3) of the Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004
A valid objection may be withdrawn at any time prior to it being considered by the Board of the Agency.
For more information on reduced fees, see Article 42 (3) of the Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 to 2011.
All documentation received in respect of a licence application is available to view on this website.
Find out more about how to request an oral hearing.
For further information contact our Environmental Licensing Programme at:
Office of Climate, Licensing & Resource UsePO Box 3000Johnstown Castle Estate County WexfordTelephone Locall 1890 33 55 99 or 053 91 60600Email Licensing@epa.ie
PO Box 3000 Johnstown Castle Estate Wexford, Y35 W821 053-916 0600Other EPA locations
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