The EPA grants and enforces Industrial Emissions (IE) licences for specified industrial and agricultural activities. These are listed in the First Schedule to the EPA Act.
The types of industry* which may require an Industrial Emissions licence include:
* Some activities only require an EPA licence above specified thresholds.
Refer to Industrial Emissions Directive FAQs for further guidance.
If you are planning to start a new activity which requires an industrial emissions licence you must have a licence first. It is an offence to carry on a licensable activity without a licence from the EPA.
The EPA has developed an advice note for Large Scale Emergency Generation for installations which do not currently hold an IED licence. You can download it here.