Licensing and permitting

The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for regulating activities that have significant polluting potential. Our responsibilities encompass:

  • Industrial Emissions Licensing
  • Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Licensing
  • Waste Licensing
  • Waste Water Discharge Authorisation (Licences and Certificates of Authorisation)
  • Emissions Trading
  • The contained use and deliberate release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) permits
  • Dumping at Sea (DaS) permits

Licensed activities are required to conform to best practice and all licences, authorisations and permits are routinely monitored to ensure ongoing compliance with requirements.

Contact us

Our Environmental Licensing Programme is 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