Date released: July 18, 2019
The EPA has today published its Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2018. The report gives details of compliance levels and enforcement activities across the 800+ licensed facilities in 2018. The EPA has also published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today.
Commenting on the report, Darragh Page, EPA Programme Manager, Office of Environmental Enforcement said:
“The EPA targets its enforcement efforts at the most non-compliant facilities. The publication of the National Priority Sites system last year has continued to drive environmental compliance and much needed investment in environmental infrastructure.”
The EPA has also published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement for January-June 2019. Five sites (below) are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action.
|Reg. No.||Licence Name||Key issue||County|
|P0812-01||Arrow Group*||Odour, Noise||Kildare|
|P0378-03||Quinn Cement Limited||Air emissions||Cavan|
|P0167-02||Kepak Clonee||Emissions to water||Meath|
|W0068-03||Youghal Landfill||Landfill gas/leachate management||Cork|
|P0997-01||The Hammond Lane Metal Co. Ltd||Site infrastructure, surface water management||Cork|
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 EPA updates the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.
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 of the EPA website.
Complaints about licensed sites can be made on-line or by contacting the EPA at 053-9160600.
Notes to Editor
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. It is based on the previous six months enforcement history at all licensed sites. Find out more on the EPA website.
Four sites have come off the National Priority Site List published at the end of Q1 2019, following improvements in compliance or reduced risk. The four sites are:
|P0110-02||Arran Chemical Company Limited||Roscommon|
|W0022-01||East Cork Landfill||Cork|
|P0831-01||Western Brand Group Ltd||Mayo|
The table below provides a list of National Priority Sites (NPS) for 2018:
|Reg No.||Organisation||End of Q1||End of Q2||End of Q3||End of Q4|
|P0106-02||CG Power Systems Ireland Limited||-||-||-||NPS|
|P0320-02||T & J Standish (Roscrea)||NPS||-||-||-|
|P0519-03||Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Ireland) Limited||-||-||-||NPS|
|P0690-02||C & F Automotive Limited||NPS||-||NPS||NPS|
|P0802-02||Aurivo Dairy Ingredients Limited||NPS||-||-||-|
|P0812-01||Arrow Group Limited*||NPS||NPS||NPS||NPS|
|P0815-02||Town of Monaghan/Lacpatrick||NPS||NPS||NPS||-|
|P0831-01||Western Brand Group Limited||-||NPS||NPS||-|
|P1002-01||The Hammond Lane Metal Company||-||-||NPS||-|
|P1028-01||Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd||-||-||NPS||NPS|
|W0022-01||East Cork Landfill Site||-||-||-||NPS|
|W0136-03||Starrus Eco Holdings (Munster)||-||NPS||NPS||NPS|
|WO211-02||ERAS ECO Ltd||-||-||NPS||-|
*Arrow Group Limited includes the activities at this licensed site of Dawn Farm Foods Ltd, TCFG Naas Ltd (also known as The Culinary Food Group), QK Coldstores Ltd, Dawn Farms Distribution Ltd and Maudlins Waste Management Ltd.