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The number of Acts in the Environmental sphere has greatly increased and this is reflected in the number of restrictions and permissions in place. Many of these are discussed in this section especially those relating to water pollution and waste management.

Overview of Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Licensing

This document discusses Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Licensing. The scope of IPC licensing is covered as well as the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its implementation.

Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Enforcement and Control

IMPEL, a network of environmental enforcement authorities from each of the EU member states, was established with the aim of exchanging information and experience and developing a common approach to enforcement at a practical level.

Integration Pollution Control (IPC)- BAT Guidance Notes

This document provides an explanation of Best Available Techniques(BAT) available from the Environment Protection Agency.

Waste Management Legislation

Since 1994, European legislation has placed the responsibility for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste on those who handle packaging at any stage of the supply chain. This has been implemented into national legislation via the Waste Management Act 1996 and the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997.

Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations

Information on Waste Management Licences is contained here.

Hazardous Waste

This document outlines the proposals for the external/internal movement of hazardous waste and the regulations, which govern such movement. It also provides a brief overview of the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

Environmental Legislation - Water Supplies & Sewage Treatment

This document outlines legislation relating to the provision of water supplies and the disposal and treatment of sewage by local authorities.

Radiation - Legislation

This article outlines legislation relating to the control of ionising radiation.  A separate document covers the role of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) in regard to the regulation and licensing of radiation sources.

Air Pollution Legislation

This document discusses regulations applicable to the area of air pollution. The principal legal framework for the prevention and control of air pollution is contained in the Air Pollution Act, 1987.

Environmental Legislation - EU Water Pollution Regulations

This document outlines EU water pollution regulations.

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