What is a submission?
A submission is written comments or observations on a licence application. A submission should relate to the application itself or any Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) or Natura Impact Statement (NIS) accompanying the application.
Who can make a submission?
Anyone (including the applicant) can make a submission on a licence application.
When can I make a submission?
Submissions on a licence application can be made:
Where the EPA has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is required, submissions or observations on Appropriate Assessment concerning a licence 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 a submission as early as possible, as late submissions cannot be considered.
How can I make a submission?
You can make a submission:
Note: Due to current Covid 19 restrictions it is preferable to submit submissions on-line and not to post submissions to the EPA Office.
Instructions on making an online submission
What should I submit as part of my submission?
Your submission must state:
Submissions or observations made to the Agency will be made available to the public. Please be aware that statements included in submissions or observations, that could be viewed as defamatory could result in legal proceedings against the person who made that statement. Please note that if proceedings are brought against the Agency for any allegedly defamatory statements made, the Agency 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 Agency.
Is there a fee to make a submission?
There is no fee for submissions.
What happens after I make a submission?
Your submission will be:
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 proposed decision.
Can I withdraw a submission?
You can withdraw a submission at any time prior to the application being considered by the Board of the Agency.
All documentation received in respect of a licence application is available to view on this website. Find out more about Public access to licensing files.
For further information, contact our Environmental Licensing Programme at:
Office of Environmental Sustainability,
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Telephone LoCall: 0818 33 55 99 or 053 91 60600