Public consultation: National Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Date released: Nov 27 2013

EPA public consultation on the Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan closes on 23rd December 2013

 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public consultation on the proposed revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan is currently underway.  Closing date for comment is 23rd December 2013.

This Proposed Revised Plan is a revision of the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan (2008-2012) and sets out the priorities to be pursued over the next six years and beyond to improve the management of Ireland’s hazardous waste.

Dr Jonathan Derham, Programme Manager, EPA, said:

“Good progress has been made in recent years in relation to hazardous waste management, particularly in the area of waste prevention initiatives established under the National Waste Prevention Programme. As well as further prevention, significant progress is needed in key areas such as the collection and correct treatment of hazardous waste from households and small businesses, the regulation of legacy issues, and the improvement of Ireland’s self-sufficiency in hazardous waste management where this is strategically advisable and technically and economically feasible. We wish to encourage people to engage in this consultation phase that will help towards improving the management of Ireland’s hazardous waste over the next six years and beyond.”

The Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan may be viewed on the EPA website. Written representations in relation to the Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan may be made to the address below or by email to hazardouswaste@epa.ie not later than Monday 23rd December 2013.

All submissions will be made publicly available and may be published on the EPA website.

Notes to Editors:
This Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan is prepared by the EPA in accordance with Section 26 of the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended. The first such Plan was published in 2001 and was replaced by a second Plan published in 2008. The third plan will cover a period of six years from the date of publication of the final document. The two month public consultation on the Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan commenced on 23rd October 2013 and closes on 23rd December 2013.

Address for written submissions:

“Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan”,
Climate, Resource and Research Programme,
Environmental Protection Agency,
PO Box 3000,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford