Making a submission


What is a submission?

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

Who can make a submission?

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


When can I make a submission?

You can make a submission:

  • online - search for the relevant licence on the EPA licensing web pages and make the submission
  • by email to
  • in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford

Note: Due to current Covid 19 restrictions it is preferable to submit submissions on-line and not to post submissions to the EPA Office.

How can I make a submission?

You can make a submission either online, by post or by emailing the Agency at  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.


What should I submit as part of my submission?

Your submission must state:

  • the subject matter of the submission
  • the grounds for the submission and the reasons, consideration and arguments on which they are based

Attachments should:

  • be in pdf format (video footage must be in MP4 format)
  • not be greater than 4 Megabytes in size
  • not include any personal data (such as phone number, e-mail address, home address, postcode etc.)

Submissions or observations made to the Agency will be made available for public viewing, both online and at the Agency's headquarters.  Please be aware that statements included in any person's submissions or observations, that could be viewed as defamatory towards any identifiable person or organisation/company, could result in legal proceedings against the person who made that statement.  Please note that if proceedings are brought against the Agency for any allegedly defamatory statements made, the Agency may seek indemnity from the person who made that statement.  Please limit submisions or observations to points of relevance to the decision to be made by the Agency.


What happens after I make a submission?

Your submission will be:

  • acknowledged
  • published and available to view on
  • considered as part of the assessment of the licence application/review

You may make further submissions.  You can subscribe to email updates on the licence application through RSS feeds.  You will be notified of the EPA's decision.


Can I withdraw a submission?

You can withdraw a submission in writing/email at any time prior to the application being considered by the Board of the Agency.


Learn more

Check the public access to licensing files


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