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Environmental Licenses and Regulations

This section outlines the regulations a business must comply with to ensure the protection of the environment. Topics covered range from Environmental Health Services, Environmental Impact Assessment, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management to Geneticall



  • Environmental Impact Assessment
    This section looks at Environmental Impact Assessments, which form an integral part of the Planning System in Ireland. It also provides an introduction to environmental legislation.


  • Environmental Licenses and Registrations
    This area deals with the various environmental licences and registrations concerning the area of natural resources.


  • Environmental Health Services
    This section looks at the Environmental Health Services provided to business by Health Boards and Local Authorities.


  • Genetically Modified Organisms
    This section provides an overview of Genetically Modified Organisms and outlines the role of the EU Commission in regulating GMOs. It also discusses the EU Directive relating to the deliberate release of GMOs into the environment.


  • Hazardous Materials
    This section deals with the regulations concerning hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and radioactive substances.


  • Integrated Pollution Control
    This section provides an overview of Integrated Pollution Control. The tropics covered range from Licensing, Enforcement and Control to an explanation of BATNEEC, with guidance notes available from the Environment Protection Agency.


  • Waste Management
    This section provides an overview of Waste Management and Environmental Legislation. Topics covered include hazardous waste, air pollution, waste licensing and regulations.


  • Provision of Services
    Should a business wish to be a supplier of a service such as electricity or broadcasting, there are procedures to be followed. These procedures are outlined in this topic and the relevant forms for them are available to download, along with guidance notes relating to the subject matter.


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