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S.I. No 286 of 2009 Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009, January 2013

Year: 2013

S.I. No. 286 of 2009 Regulations strengthen the law against waste disposal by uncontrolled burning, (so-called backyard burning). The Regulations were signed by Minister Gormley on 4th September 2009.

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Code of Practice for the Development of an Enforcement Policy for Unauthorised Waste Activities

Year: 2013

This code of practice is primarily aimed at environmental regulators and provides guidance on developing enforcement policies to deal with unauthorised waste. It will also be of interest to our other stakeholders including waste operators and the general public.

Circular WP 12/09 accompanying Food Waste Regulations (S.I. 508 of 2009)

Year: 2013

This circular was issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in December 2009 to explain the purpose of the Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009.

Circular WP 18/10 regarding Food Waste Regulations Awareness

Year: 2013

This circular was issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in June 2010 on support measures for raising awareness of the Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009.

Supplementary paper on the use of tyre bales in above ground installations - Final position on end-of-waste status for tyre bales

Year: 2013

Supplementary paper on the use of tyre bales in above ground installations - Final position on end-of-waste status for tyre bales

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Summary Report - Independent Assessment of Landfill Gas Emissions and Management Systems at 29 EPA Licensed Landfills in the Republic of Ireland

Year: 2013

This report summarises the findings from gas surveys undertaken during 2009 at 29 Irish landfills. The report compares the findings of the 2009 surveys with surveys conducted in 2008 and sets out the key issues identified at the landfills. A series of recommendations are made for improving gas management practices at landfills.

EPA Site Investigation Worked Example

Year: 2013

A worked example of the application of the EPA Code of Practice Matrices

Final position on end-of-waste status for recycled gypsum

Year: 2013

Final position on end-of-waste status for recycled gypsum

How to read the Matrices

Year: 2013

A Manual on how to read the matrices

EPA COP Matrix 2

Year: 2013

Guidance for main site investigation requiremetns for moderate and high risk unregulated waste disposal sites

EPA COP Matrix 1

Year: 2013

Guidance for preliminary and exploratory investigations for all unregulated waste disposal sites

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Management of Low Levels of Landfill Gas

Year: 2013

This report provides information on the availability, appropriateness and cost of a range of techniques for managing low levels of landfill gas

Worked example of the financial model for determining & reporting compliance with Section 53A of the Waste Management Act 1996 as amended

Year: 2013

This worked example was presented to the landfill operators at the 01st of March, 2012 at the Landfill Gate Fee workshop. Please note that this is based on the draft financial model that was issued for consultation.

Landfill gate fee workshop EPA presentation

Year: 2013

A workshop was held on the 01st of March 2012, on compliance with Section 53A of the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended). The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate the use of the financial model to the operators. Below are the presentations delivered on the day. EPA Presentation

Landfill gate fee workshop Aria presentation

Year: 2013

A workshop was held on the 01st of March 2012, on compliance with Section 53A of the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended). The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate the use of the financial model to the operators. Below are the presentations delivered on the day. Aria Presentation

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The Nature and Extent of Unauthorised Waste Activity in Ireland

Year: 2012

The purpose of this report is to set out the relevant findings of a nationwide investigation by the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE) on the nature and extent of unauthorised waste management activities in Ireland from the period 1996 onward.

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Focus on Landfilling in Ireland

Year: 2010

This report examines the standard of operation and management at landfills in Ireland and charts the progress made since the EPA began licensing the sector in the mid 1990s. It also sets out the challenges facing the landfill sector in Ireland and an action plan to deal with them.

DoEHLG Battery Scoping decision tree

Year: 2010

Decision tree for determination of battery type (portable, industrial or automotive)

Management Plan for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 2008

Year: 2008

This document presents progress on developing a national inventory of PCB holdings and also presents an outline of the strategy to be adopted in managing the disposal of PCBs and PCB contaminated equipment in the Republic of Ireland.

Statutory Notice - Retailers of Batteries

Year: 2008

Example of statutory notice for retailers of batteries only, i.e. where retailer does not sell EEE

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