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EPA Publishes National Priority Sites Enforcement List

The EPA has published their latest ‘National Priority Sites List for Enforcement’. The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.

Four sites have been removed from the previous National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, following the necessary improvements in their compliance. These are:-
P0791-02 – Arrabawn Co-operative Society Limited, Tipperary.
W0147-01 – Ashgrove Recycling, Cork.
P0390-04 – Carbery Food Ingredients Limited, Cork.
P0403-03 – Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited (Mallow), Cork.

However eight further industrial sites are on the current EPA National Priority Site List for enforcement. Four of these sites are from the agri-food sector.
Six of the sites account for more than half of all complaints received in 2017. The complaints were made about odour, noise or dust. The EPA is continuing to focus its enforcement effort to ensure that sites do not cause nuisance. The current eight sites licensed by the EPA are on the list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action.

The following are the National Priority Sites for Quarter 4 2017.  The EPA will update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Reg. No.      Licence Name          County
P0812-01      Arrow Group    Kildare.
W0178-02    East Galway Residual Landfill Site    Galway.
P0960-01     Green Pasture Meat Processors Limited    Longford.
P0029-05     Irish Cement Limited (Limerick)    Limerick. *
P0792-02     Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited    Cork.
P0180-02     Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry)   Offaly. *
P0738-03     Shell E&P Ireland Limited    Mayo.
P0320-02     T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited    Offaly.

* Note: Two sites have come back on to the list following further compliance issues. These are Irish Cement, Limerick and Rosderra Irish Meats Group, Edenderry.

Further details of the National Priority Sites scoring system and the list of sites can be found HERE on the EPA website.  Enforcement information on all sites can be found under the Licence Search pages on the EPA website.
Complaints about licensed sites can be made on-line or by contacting the EPA at Tel: 053-9160600.

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