The Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE) maintains records that we gather and process in the course of our compliance and enforcement work.
Since the EPA was established in 1993, we have operated a policy of providing open public access to our compliance and enforcement records. We aim to comply fully with the Aarhus Convention and associated legislation on public access. We comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in how we manage our records and how we make them available to the public.
You can also access information about applications for EPA licences, permits and authorisations.
You can access licence application or enforcement information about specific sites by first selecting the category of licence, permit or authorisation you wish to view:
The EPA provides information resources about the regulation of drinking water:
You can find information about compliance and enforcement of these sectors in two ways:
Search for the specific licence, permit or authorisation you wish to view, and go to the Licence Details page. This page gives access to the following information:
You can visit, by appointment, any EPA office to view all ‘formal enforcement correspondence’ between the EPA and regulated facilities. This includes all communications between the holder of the licence, permit or authorisation and the EPA, for the purpose of their formal regulatory interactions.
This correspondence includes, in addition to the information and documentation available on the Licence Details Page, as listed above, for each licence, permit or authorisation:
All this information is in electronic format, and is accessible using our Licence Enforcement Access Portal (LEAP).
Members of the public can access LEAP, by appointment only, at the following locations:
EPA headquarters in Wexford: 053- 9160600
Dublin 01 2680100
Cork 021 4875540
Castlebar 094 9048400
You can also make an appointment to visit any of the offices by email: email@example.com.
A public printer/photocopier is available in the public viewing facility in each of the above EPA offices. You can print or make photocopies on the day of your visit. There is a cost of printing and copying.
You may make a request to the EPA for access to information under the Freedom of Information Act or the Access to Information in the Environment Regulations.
See the EPA’s FOI Publication Scheme.
Legislation on public access to information on the environment
Some useful terms
Formal enforcement correspondence: This includes all communications between the holder of the licence, permit or authorisation and the EPA for the purpose of their formal regulatory interactions.
Self-monitoring reports: These are reports of the monitoring that operators are required to carry out under their licences. This can include monitoring of: