Industrial Emissions

​​The Industrial Emissions Directive lays down rules on the integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from industrial activities.

The Regulations provide for applications for licences, reviews of licences or revised licences, consideration by the Agency of objections, including the holding of oral hearings, public participation procedures associated with the industrial emissions licensing system administered by the Agency and the contents of the register of licences.

The Directive lays down rules on integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from industrial activities. It also lays down rules designed to prevent or, where that is not practicable, to reduce emissions into air, water and land to prevent the generation of waste, in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole.

The Directive revises the legislation relating to industrial installations in order to simplify and clarify the existing provisions, reduce unnecessary administrative burden and implement the conclusions of the Commission Communications on the Thematic Strategies on Air Pollution, Soil Protection and on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste. The EU Commission Communications set objectives to protect human health and the environment and which could not be met without further reductions in emissions arising from industrial activities.

The Environmental Protection Agency is the competent authority for these Regulations which can be found below.

Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) Regulations 2013, (S.I. No. 137 of 2013)

European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 138 of 2013)

Information on the  license application process, application forms and contact details of the Environmental Protection Agency's Licensing Unit can be found at the above link.