Environmental Legislation

Environmental regulatory compliance is an opportunity to optimise the management of resources to add value or create cost savings.

Ireland has a well-developed system of environmental legislation which is principally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regional/local authorities throughout Ireland and Irish Water

Our clients work with ECOS because we:

  • Know the legislation and how it applies to their businesses.
  • Identify the most efficient and effective technologies to be employed such that our clients can be legally compliant in a cost effective manner.
  • Assist our clients to develop a cost effective and legally compliant environmental management strategies and implementation programmes.

The key pieces of environmental legislation are:

  • Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (as amended).
  • Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (as amended).
  • Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 to 1990.
  • Water Services Acts 2007 to 2017.
  • Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended).
  • Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (as amended).
  • Waste Management (Collection) Regulations 2007 (as amended).
  • Waste Management (Shipment of Waste) Regulations 2007 (as amended).
  • European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011.
  • European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014.
  • European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014.
  • Air Pollution Act 1987 (as amended).
  • European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations (2008 to 2011) (Environmental Liability Regulations).
  • Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 (as amended).
  • European Union (Energy Efficiency) Regulations 2014 to 2019.
  • Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (as amended).
  • European Union (Water Policy) (Abstractions Registration) Regulations 2018.

For more information on how to address your requirements in a cost effective manner please contact ECOS.