The EPA has developed a system of performance-based indicators to rank industrial and waste licensed sites in order of priority for enforcement. We use the National Priority Sites List to target our enforcement effort at the licensed operators with the poorest environmental performance. This helps us to drive improvements in environmental compliance.
A score is assigned to each licensee based on the scores assigned to them, over the previous six months, under four key indicators of environmental performance and licence compliance:
Higher scores indicate poorer compliance at a licensed site.
The EPA updates the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.
|Arrow Group Limited*||Kildare||Odour and noise emissions|
|Ballyguyroe Landfill Site (Cork Co. Co.)||Cork||Landfill gas and leachate management|
|Hermitage Farms Limited (Clifden)||Kilkenny||Odour emissions|
|North Cork Creameries||Cork||Emissions to surface water|
|Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Ireland) Limited||Monaghan||Emissions to surface water|
|Staunton Foods Liimited||Cork||Noise emissions|
|Timoleague Agri Gen Limited||Cork||Site management and infrastructure|
|Tipperary Co-operative Creamery Limited||Tipperary||Wastewater management|
|Western Brand Group Unlimited Company||Mayo||Wastewater management|
*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 Coldstorecs Ltd, Dawn Farms Distribution Ltd, and Maudlins Waste Management Ltd.
The EPA has developed a system to rank industrial and waste licensed sites in order of priority for enforcement. The National Priority Sites List will be used to target our enforcement effort at the poorest performing sites in order to drive improvements in environmental compliance.
A score is assigned to each facility based on enforcement factors such as complaints, incidents, compliance investigations (CIs), and non-compliances (NCs) with the licence.
The National Priority Sites list is compiled and published by the EPA on a quarterly basis.
A National Priority Site must address the environmental issues and restore compliance in order to reduce its score.
The EPA is using the National Priority Sites to focus its enforcement effort at the worst performing sites. Sites that appear on the list are subject to an escalation of enforcement action by the EPA, up to and including legal action, suspension or revocation.
Licensed sites are informed in writing when they are on the National Priority Site List.