EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List

Date released: January 25, 2019

The EPA has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today.  Eight sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards and these companies face further enforcement action from the EPA to secure compliance. 

  • Three of the eight sites are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.
  • The eight sites represent less than 1 per cent of industrial sites licensed by the EPA but account for 41 per cent of complaints and 11 per cent of open compliance investigation files.
  • Four sites have come off the previous National Priority Site List having improved their compliance.

The following are the National Priority Sites for July-December 2018.  The EPA will update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Reg. No. Licence NameCounty
P0812-01 Arrow Group  Kildare
P0690-03  C & F Automotive Ltd Westmeath
P0106-02 CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd  Cavan
W0022-01 East Cork Landfill Site  Cork
P1028-01 Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd   Laois
P0180-02 Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry)  Offaly
P0519-03 Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Ireland) Ltd  Monaghan
W0136-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd (Munster)  Cork

Further details of the National Priority Sites scoring system and the list of sites can be found on the EPA website.

Enforcement information on all sites can be found under the Licence Search pages at www.epa.ie.

Complaints about licensed sites can be made on-line or by contacting the EPA at 053-9160600.

Notes to Editor

Licensed facilities are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a system developed by the EPA.  Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and non-compliances over the previous six months.  Sites which exceed a certain threshold become a National Priority Site and are targeted by the EPA for further enforcement action.

The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.