Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: 25th August 2022


  • Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) Regulations 2013

Mini Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) Regulations 2013 provide for various procedural matters surrounding licensing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to the European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013.

Together with the European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013, these Regulations implement Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)  into Irish Law.


The EPA is responsible for applications for licences, reviews of licences and revised licences. All installations which undertake an ‘Industrial Emissions’ activity require a licence. A notice must be published in a relevant newspaper publishing the intention to make the application. This notice shall also be displayed on the land relevant to the application.

The EA is also responsible for objections, including the holding of oral hearings, public participation procedures associated with the industrial emissions licensing system and the contents of the register of licences.


Minor changes are made to the 2013 Regulations which bring exemptions from licensing requirements for developments proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government, or the Commissioners. These Regulations came into force on 25th August 2022.

There are no changes to duties for organisations.

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