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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

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...

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New Guidance: Financial Provision for Environmental Liabilities

Financial Provision is a mechanism which the EPA employ to ensure that the State is not exposed to clean-up costs associated with environmental incidents be they historical or more recent. Financial provision is defined as putting in place a financial instrument or other approved financial provision to cover the full cost of remedial measures if an incident...

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Control Fuel Losses, minimize the risk of environmental liability: New Guidance Document

The HSA has recently published new guidelines on how to control fuel losses on petrol filling stations, called “An Operators Guide for Wetstock Reconciliation at Fuel Storage Facilities“, which is free to download at Petrol Stations – Health and Safety Authority. The guide is designed to assist petrol station operators to prevent and detect fuel leaks on their...

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Businesses Save Time and Money: Minimize Environmental Liability

Businesses can save time and money and minimize potential environmental liability by ensuring that employees and contractors understand: Legal & corporate requirements Their duties & obligations What to recognize What actions to take What and How to report Who is responsible Why it is important ECOS Environmental Consultants applies over 20 years of professional experience...

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Minimize your environmental liability

Minimize potential environmental liability by ensuring that your business, employees and contractors understand: Legal & corporate requirements Their duties & obligations What to recognize What actions to take What and How to report Who is responsible Why it is important ECOS builds in-house expertise using a range of formal and informal training forums including one to...

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Environmental Management: Nice Idea or Requirement?

Environmental management (EM) is the process of managing the issues associated with all the activities and technologies pertaining to an organisations environmental performance. Environmental management is based on the continuous improvement of an organisation’s environmental performance over time.  An Environmental Management  Systems (EMS) should therefore continuously change in line with the organisation’s activities and external...

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European Commission adds 8 more chemicals to the list of substances subject to prior approval (Authorisation)

Eight more substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the REACH Authorisation list, following a decision adopted by the European Commission on 14 February 2012.   The substances, with uses including plasticisers, pigments and  glass manufacture, are diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) diarsenic trioxide diarsenic pentaoxide lead chromate, lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34), lead...

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Can You Minimize your Environmental Liability?

Minimize potential environmental liability by ensuring that your business, employees and contractors understand: Legal & corporate requirements Their duties & obligations What to recognize What actions to take What and How to report Who is responsible Why it is important ECOS builds in-house expertise using a range of formal and informal training forums including one to...

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Sustainability Vs Environmental Requirements

ECOS helps all types of businesses by providing expert environmental knowledge, advice and solutions. We can help you to address your requirements in a sustainable manner, both economically and environmentally. We comprise a team of experienced professionals with proven experience and skills in the environmental services sector. We understand your environmental requirements. We work with you to develop proactive solutions using our extensive...

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Have you ever had issues relating to water or wastewater?

ECOS can help you to address your requirements in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. We provide expert environmental knowledge, advice and solutions to all types of businesses. For more information please contact us at 061 633644/info@ecos.ie or visit our website www.ecos.ie. Our areas of expertise include:   Water & Wastewater Quality, Control & Treatment Environmental Compliance...

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