A submission is written comments or observations on a permit application. The submission should relate to the application itself or any Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) or Natura Impact Statement (NIS).
Anyone can make a submission on a permit application to the EPA.
Submissions on a permit application can be made up to a certain number of days after the publication of the newspaper notice by the applicant. These are:
Where the EPA has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is required, submissions or observations on Appropriate Assessment concerning an 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:
It is important to lodge any submission as early as possible, as late submissions cannot be considered.
You can make a submission:
Note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions it is preferable to submit submissions online and not to post submissions to the EPA office.
Your submission must state:
Submissions or observations made to the EPA will be made available for public viewing, both online and at the EPA's headquarters. Please be aware that statements included in any person's submissions or observations, that could be viewed as defamatory towards any identifiable person or organisation/company, could result in legal proceedings against the person who made that statement. Please note that if proceedings are brought against the EPA for any allegedly defamatory statements made, the EPA may seek indemnity from the person who made that statement. Please limit submissions or observations to points of relevance to the decision to be made by the EPA.
Your submission will be:
You can subscribe to email updates on the permit application through RSS Feeds. You will be notified of the EPA's decision.
A submission may be withdrawn by the submitter at any time prior to it being considered by the Board of the EPA.
Check the public access to licensing files.
For further information contact the Environmental Licensing Programme at:
Office of Environmental Sustainability
PO BOX 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Lo-call: 0818 33 55 99
Tel: 053 9160600