A submission is written comments / observations on a permit application and any such plans, maps, reports, documents and other information and particulars which are submitted by the applicant.

Who can make a submission?

Any person can make a submission in accordance with Section 5A(3) of the Dumping at Sea Act 1996, as amended, on a permit application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

How can I make a submission?

You can make a submission:-

  • by email to
  • in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, County Wexford

If you intend to submit video footage as part of a submission, it must be in MP4 format.  Any other format will not be accepted.

When can I make a submission?

Submissions on a permit application can be made in accordance with Section 5A(3) of the above Act i.e.

- 21 days (maintenance dredging projects of less than 12 months duration) or
- 1 month (maintenance dredging projects of greater than 12 months)

from the publication of the newspaper notice by the Applicant.

It is important to lodge your submission as early as possible in accordance with the above statutory timeframes, as late submissions cannot be considered.  All submissions we receive are acknowledged in writing.

How will I know what the EPA’s decision is?

Anyone who makes a valid submission will be notified that the Agency has made its decision and that the decision is available to view on the Agency's website.


Withdrawal of a Submission

A submission may be withdrawn by the submitter at any time prior to it being considered by the Board of the Agency.


For further information contact the Environmental Licensing Programme at:

Office of Environmental Sustainability
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
County Wexford

Tel: Locall 1890 33 55 99  or  053 916 0600
Fax: 053 916 0699