How to make a submission

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

How can I make a submission?

A submission must be made in writing by posting, email @ licensing@epa.ie or online to the offices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 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.

Who can make a submission?

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

When can I make one?

Submissions on a licence application can be made:

  • Once the application has been received by the EPA and
  • Before the Board of the EPA makes a decision on an application

It is important to lodge a submission as early as possible, as late submissions cannot be considered. All submissions received are acknowledged in writing.

Withdrawal of a Submission

A submission may be withdrawn in writing/email at any time prior to it being considered by the Board of the Agency.

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

Anyone who makes a valid submission is issued with a copy/pdf of the proposed determination and a link to the final determination.

All documentation received in respect of a licence application, including any submissions, are available to view on this website.

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