Making a submission

What is a submission?

A submission is written comments or observations on a licence application or licence review application. The submission should relate to the application itself or any Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) accompanying the application.

Who can make a submission?

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

Where can I make a submission?

You can make a submission:

  • Online, search for the relevant licence on the EPA licensing web pages and make the submission
  • By email to licensing@epa.ie
  • In writing to the EPA, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co Wexford.

Note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, it is preferable to submit submissions online and not to post submissions.

How can I make a submission?

You can make a submission either online, by post or by emailing the EPA at licensing@epa.ie. If you intend to submit video footage as part of a submission, it must be in MP4 format. Any other format will not be accepted.

What should I submit as part of my submission?

Your submission must state:

  • Subject matter of the submission
  • Grounds for the submission and the reasons, consideration and arguments on which they are based.

Attachments should:

  • Be in pdf format (video footage must be in MP4 format)
  • Be a maximum of 4 megabytes in size
  • Not include any personal data (such as phone number, e-mail address, home address, postcode)

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.

What happens after I make a submission?

Your submission will be:

  • Acknowledged
  • Published and available to view on www.epa.ie
  • Considered as part of the assessment of the licence application/review

You may make further submissions.  You can subscribe to email updates on the licence application through RSS feeds. You will be notified of the EPA's decision.

Can I withdraw a submission?

You can withdraw a submission in writing/email at any time prior to the application being considered by the Board of the EPA.

 

Learn more

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
Co Wexford

Tel: 053 9160600
Lo-call: 1890 335599

Fax: 053 9160699
Email: licensing@epa.ie