SEA Statistics

This section provides a summary breakdown of all SEA-related notifications received by the EPA. We update this information annually.

Number of SEA notifications received by EPA annually 

SEA Stage2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Screening 61 121 76 75 49 51 53 76 38 60
Scoping 41 59 42 50 46 42 56 20 24 23
Environmental Report/ Draft Plan 49 27 45 46 34 36 48 26 23 20
Proposed Amendments 21 19 23 22 20 9 10 17 15 5

Sectoral Breakdown of SEAs undertaken (updated: March 2020)

 SectorNumber of SEAs 
 Agriculture

 5

 Forestry  3
 Fisheries  12
 Energy  26
 Industry  4
 Transport  19
 Waste Management  8
 Water Management  62
 Telecommunications  1
 Tourism  16
 Planning/Land Use 426
 Other Cases 19

 Total (Ongoing & Complete)

601

Type/Scale of SEAs Undertaken  (updated: March 2020)

(* = transboundary submissions include invitations from transbounday planning authorities to provide comments on SEAs being prepared, rather than formal consultation notifications.)

 Plan Type Total Number of SEAs
 Transboundary*  37
 National  38
 Regional  79
 County  113
Industry 4
 Local  330
 Total  601