How to make a submission

What is a submission?

A submission is written comments/observations on a permit application and should relate to the permit application itself.

How can I make a submission?

A submission may be made in writing either by email to or by post to the EPA.

Who can make a submission?

Anyone (including the applicant) can make a submission on a permit application to the EPA.

When can I make a submission?

Submissions on a permit application can be made: 

  • Once the application has been received by the EPA, and
  • Before the Board of the EPA makes a Proposed Decision

Where the EPA has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is required, submissions or observations on Appropriate Assessment concerning a permit application can be made in writing to the Agency. Such submissions may be made for at least 30 days after publication of the following information on the Agency’s website:

  • Notice for Public Consultation on Appropriate Assessment
  • Natura Impact Statement received from applicant
  • Additional information submitted on the Natura Impact Statement

It is important to lodge your submission as early as possible as late submissions cannot be considered. All submissions received by the EPA are acknowledged in writing.

How will I know what the EPA’s decision is?

Anyone who makes a valid submission is issued with a copy of the Proposed and Final Decisions.


Learn more

For further information contact our Water, Energy and Business Support Team at:

Office of Environmental Sustainability
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co Wexford

Tel: 053 9160600