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Licences and Permits

Licences and Permits
January 07th, 2021

ECOS work with a wide range of business sectors to obtain and manage a variety of environmental licences and permits including:  Industrial Emissions (IE) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Waste Licence  Waste Facility & Collection Permits Licences to discharge wastewater to sewer, surface water or ground. Solvent certificates of compliance Water Abstractions Register ECOS work...

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How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence
February 24th, 2021

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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Discharge Licence: Do You need one

Discharge Licence: Do You need one
February 16th, 2021

A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...

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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

February 15th, 2021

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted.  The WCP is issued...

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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal
February 12th, 2021

A waste collection permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit (WCP) is valid for 5 years from the grant date. In accordance with Section 24(1) of the Waste...

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Solvent Regulations – which ones apply to your business

Solvent Regulations – which ones apply to your business
February 11th, 2021

If you use solvents, it is likely that either the Solvent Regulations 2012 or EPA Act will apply to you. The Solvent Regulations are aimed at solvent users who use 0.5 – 10 tonnes per year.  Such users must obtain a Certificate of Compliance from their local authority.  This certificate is valid for three years. ...

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Annual Environmental Report (AER)

February 10th, 2021

Your Annual Environmental Report (AER) is typically due to be submitted at the end of March of each year if you are an EPA licensed activity.  The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities.  The content of the AER should give a concise summary of the environmental performance of the...

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Waste: Article 27 (By Products) or Article 28 (End of Waste)

Waste: Article 27 (By Products) or Article 28 (End of Waste)
February 09th, 2021

European Communities ( Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 presents a number of options to manage waste – Article 27 (By Products) & Article 28 (end of waste). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are the competent authority in Ireland for classifying by-product and end of waste: Article 27 of the European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations, 2011, allows...

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Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence
February 08th, 2021

In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...

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Annual Report Season has arrived

February 06th, 2021

Your Annual Environmental Report (AER) is typically due to be submitted at the end of either January, February or March of each year.  The due date will be dictated by the activity or facility to be reported and will be presented in the licence or permit issued The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement...

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Article 11 Declaration on Waste Authorisation

Article 11 Declaration on Waste Authorisation
January 10th, 2021

Waste disposal and recovery activities generally require a waste authorisation.  Which type of authorisation is required is dictated by the classes of waste activity listed in the Third Schedule of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations, 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), as amended in 2008 (S.I. No. 86 of 2008).  Authorisation comes in three forms:-...

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