Summary: Condition 10 of peat extraction licences require licensees to prepare and implement bog rehabilitation plans. This document provides guidance for licensees and third parties on what the EPA expects to see in these plans.
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The EPA granted 9 peat extraction licences in 1999 and 2000. When peat extraction ceases at a cutaway bog, a licensee is required to rehabilitate the bog so that there is no continuing risk to the environment. The successful implementation of a bog rehabilitation plan is a stepping stone to licence surrender, a process governed by section 95 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended. Licensees are to have regard to the guidance when preparing bog rehabilitation plans for the EPA’s examination. The guidance should assist third parties in understanding the scope of the EPA’s functions in the regulation of bog rehabilitation plans and its expectations of licensees in that regard.https://www.epa.ie/media/epa-2020/publications/compliance-amp-enforcement/licensees/Guidance-on-the-process-of-preparing-and-implementing-a-bog-rehabilitation-plan_cover.PNG