After confirming you accept the Terms and Conditions for using LEAP, you will arrive at the LEAP Home page.
This brings you to the Licence Dashboard for your selected licenced facility. From there, you are free to browse and drill down into the Licensing and Compliance records associated with the licence you have chosen.
To browse a different licence, simply return to the LEAP Home page and repeat the process.
The EPA’s Licence & Enforcement Access Portal is intended to provide online public access to the formal regulatory correspondence that is exchanged between the EPA and its licensed, permitted and authorised operators during the regulatory process.
LEAP provides links to the correspondence that documents the EPA’s regulation of major industrial and municipal activities. This information tracks and illustrates the interactions that take place between the EPA and regulated operators to ensure compliance with EPA licences and permits.
You can visit LEAP at any time and browse information about sites and their activities.
LEAP Online can be accessed by Desktop and Laptop computers, Tablets and Mobile Phones.
LEAP content may be downloaded for offline viewing, but LEAP doesn’t include a Print function; your browser’s print function is available if you wish to use it.
Please note that the EPA takes no responsibility for any content or information when downloaded or printed from LEAP, and takes no responsibility for any use that may be made of information, from the point where it is no longer held within the confines of LEAP. See our Terms & Conditions for the use of LEAP.
LEAP provides access to the Formal Compliance & Enforcement Correspondence (FCEC) arising from the regulatory interactions between the EPA and licensed & permitted operators. These are the official regulatory records (reports, submissions, requests and so on) that are exchanged between EPA and operators for the purposes of achieving and maintaining environmental compliance.
LEAP is being launched in 2 Releases: Phase 1 was launched on 26 May 2023, and Phase 2 is scheduled for Autumn 2023.
The following table lists the availability of regulatory records during the transitional period:
Phase 1 includes
Phase 2, scheduled for Autumn 2023, will complete the full set of documentation, and will include
LEAP Online publishes most records 30 calendar days after they were created, either by the EPA or the operator (some content, including certain updates to previously reported occurrences, are published more quickly).
This deferral period provides for the conduct of regulatory business between the EPA and its regulated operators.
The deferral period is in line with the standard application period for requests under the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2014 as amended.
The EPA website contains lots of information about EPA-regulated sites. These are a few of them:
Yes, you may download any information from LEAP. Please note, however, that the EPA denies responsibility for and accepts no liability for any material that is printed, downloaded, copied or otherwise derived from LEAP, from the point where it is no longer held within the confines of LEAP.
LEAP is focused on making Environmental Information accessible to the public, and so it delivers one of the main objectives of the 1998 Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. This convention was put into force by Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information and is implemented in Irish law by means of the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 - 2014 as amended.
See here for more questions and answers about LEAP and what it contains.
EPA Guidance note “LEAP Online: compliance & enforcement information accessible on the EPA’s website” Version 2.0, May 2023
EPA Presentation on LEAP: “Webinar briefing on LEAP Online for holders of EPA licences, permits and authorisations, 16 February 2023”
Video recording of EPA Presentation for operators held on 16 February 2023
Terms and conditions for using LEAP