Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992


Number 7 of 1992


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ACT 1992

REVISED

Updated to 2 June 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), enacted 6 June 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 278 of 2021), made 2 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 7 of 1992


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ACT 1992

REVISED

Updated to 2 June 2021


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Environmental Protection Agency Acts 1992 to 2011 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (First Schedule) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 308 of 2011), reg. 2). The Acts in this group are:

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (7/1992)

Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (27/2003), Part 2 (ss. 5-18)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), ss. 1(2), 107

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (First Schedule) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 308 of 2011)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 (39/2018)

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Act 2018 (8/2018)

Minerals Development Act 2017 (23/2017)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (29/2015)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (20/2014)

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (50/2013)

Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 (37/2012)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010)

Fines Act 2010 (8/2010)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007)

Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (7/2004)

Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (27/2003)

Minister For the Environment and Local Government (Performance of Certain Functions) Act 2002 (24/2002)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001)

Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 (36/2001)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 (23/1997)

Waste Management Act 1996 (10/1996)

Local Government (Dublin) Act 1993 (31/1993)

All Acts up to and including Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), enacted 6 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 278 of 2021)

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 408 of 2020)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 191 of 2020)

Environmental Protection Agency (Industrial Emissions) (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 190 of 2020)

Environmental Protection Agency (Integrated Pollution Control) (Licensing) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 189 of 2020)

European Union (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 146 of 2020)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 506 of 2019)

Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Non-Ionising Radiation) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 190 of 2019)

Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 30 of 2019)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Peat Extraction) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 4 of 2019)

European Communities (Environmental Noise) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 549 of 2018)

European Union (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 232 of 2018)

European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 605 of 2017)

European Union (Medium Combustion Plants) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 595 of 2017)

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 358 of 2017)

European Communities (Nuclear Safety) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 332 of 2017)

Air Quality Standards (Amendment) and Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Ambient Air (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 659 of 2016)

Air Pollution Act 1987 (Registration of Fuel Bagging Operators and Suppliers, and Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 571 of 2016)

Environment, Community and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 394 of 2016)

Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 393 of 2016)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 613 of 2015)

Chemicals Act (Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 209 of 2015)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 553 of 2014)

European Union (Energy Efficiency) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 426 of 2014)

European Union (Access to Review of Decisions for Certain Bodies or Organisations promoting Environmental Protection) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 354 of 2014)

European Union (Access to Review of Decisions for Certain Bodies or Organisations promoting Environmental Protection) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 352 of 2014)

European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2014)

European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 282 of 2014)

European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281 of 2014)

European Union (Sulphur Content of Heavy Fuel Oil and Gas Oil) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 273 of 2014)

European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 149 of 2014)

European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 31 of 2014)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 284 of 2013)

Environmental Protection Agency (Integrated Pollution Control) (Licensing) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 283 of 2013)

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

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

European Union (Large Combustion Plants) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 566 of 2012)

European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 565 of 2012)

European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 564 of 2012)

European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 513 of 2012)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 502 of 2012)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 490 of 2012)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 457 of 2012)

Environmental Protection Agency Act (Registration of Coal Bagging Operators and Solid Fuel Suppliers) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 454 of 2012)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 405 of 2012)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 282 of 2012)

European Communities Mercury (Export Ban and Safe Storage) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 27 of 2012)

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 649 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 480 of 2011)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 465 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (First Schedule) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 308 of 2011)

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 279 of 2011)

Environmental Protection Agency Act (Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 278 of 2011)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Registration of Coal Bagging Operators and Fuel Suppliers) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 271 of 2011)

Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 193 of 2011)

Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 180 of 2011)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 127 of 2011)

European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 126 of 2011)

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 610 of 2010)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 442 of 2010)

Large Combustion Plants Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 371 of 2010)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 351 of 2010)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 261 of 2010)

Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 235 of 2010)

Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Organic Solvents (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 165 of 2010)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 161 of 2010)

Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 143 of 2010)

Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 32 of 2010)

European Communities Environmental Objectives (Groundwater) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 9 of 2010)

Waste Management (Management of Waste From the Extractive Industries) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 566 of 2009)

Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009)

European Communities Environmental Objectives (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 296 of 2009)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 274 of 2009)

European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 218 of 2009)

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice For Protection of Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 101 of 2009)

Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Ambient Air Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 58 of 2009)

European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 547 of 2008)

Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicenced Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 524 of 2008)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2008(S.I. No. 382 of 2008)

Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 268 of 2008)

Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008)

Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 79 of 2008)

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007)

Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds Due to the Use of Organic Solvents in Certain Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 199 of 2007)

European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007)

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 378 of 2006)

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Established Activities) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 321 of 2006)

Waste Management (End-Of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006(S.I. No. 282 of 2006)

Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 281 of 2006)

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Established Activities) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 279 of 2006)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 278 of 2006)

Kyoto Protocol Flexible Mechanisms Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 244 of 2006)

Environmental Noise Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 140 of 2006)

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 788 of 2005)

European Communities (Waste Water Treatment) (Prevention of Odours and Noise) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 787 of 2005)

Waste Management (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 341 of 2005)

Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 340 of 2005)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 816 of 2004)

Urban Waste Water Treatment (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 440 of 2004)

European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 437 of 2004)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 410 of 2004)

Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 395 of 2004)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 394 of 2004)

Environmental Protection Agency (Selection Procedures) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 127 of 2004)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Transboundary Movement) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 54 of 2004)

Ozone in Ambient Air Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 53 of 2004)

European Communities (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 10 of 2004)

European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 722 of 2003)

Large Combustion Plants Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 644 of 2003)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 500 of 2003)

European Communities (Incineration of Waste) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 275 of 2003)

Environmental Protection Agency (Selection Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 91 of 2003)

Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds From Organic Solvents Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 543 of 2002)

Air Quality Standards Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 271 of 2002)

Environmental Protection Agency (Selection Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 15 of 2002)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001)

Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 254 of 2001)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 73 of 2001)

Water Quality (Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 12 of 2001)

European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 439 of 2000)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 48 of 2000)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Urban Waste Water Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 208 of 1999)

Local Government (Water Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 42 of 1999)

Protection of Groundwater Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 41 of 1999)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 33 of 1999)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 460 of 1998)

Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977 (Water Quality Standards For Phosphorus) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 258 of 1998)

European Communities Act, 1972 (Access To Information on The Environment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 125 of 1998)

European Communities (Licensing of Incinerators of Hazardous Waste) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 64 of 1998)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Resulting From Petrol Storage and Distribution) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 374 of 1997)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 332 of 1997)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 140 of 1997)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Ozone) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 132 of 1997)

European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 94 of 1997)

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 348 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 240 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 239 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 229 of 1996)

Access To Information on The Environment Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 185 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency (Extension of Powers) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 126 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 79 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 78 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 77 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 13 of 1996)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 337 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) (No. 2) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 204 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 76 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 60 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 59 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 58 of 1995)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 57 of 1995)

Environment Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Urban Waste Water Treatment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 419 of 1994)

Genetically Modified Organisms Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 345 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency (Extension of Powers) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 206 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency (Declaration of Interests) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 205 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Section 36 (4)) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 204 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Noise) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 179 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 178 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing Fees) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 130 of 1994)

European Communities (Transfrontier Shipment of Waste) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 121 of 1994)

Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 86 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 85 of 1994)

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 84 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Established Activities) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 83 of 1994)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 82 of 1994)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 419 of 1993)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 235 of 1993)

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Dissolution of an Foras Forbartha Teoranta) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 215 of 1993)

Environmental Protection Agency (Establishment) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 213 of 1993)

Access To Information on The Environment Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 133 of 1993)

Environmental Protection Agency (Advisory Committee) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 43 of 1993)

Environmental Protection Agency (Selection Procedures) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 215 of 1992)

All statutory instruments up to and including Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 278 of 2021), made 2 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 7 of 1992


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ACT 1992

REVISED

Updated to 2 June 2021


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Interpretation.

3A.

Community act given effect to by certain amendments of this Act.

3B.

Power to amend First Schedule in certain circumstances.

3C.

Industrial Emissions Directive.

4.

Environmental protection, environmental pollution and environmental medium and environmental quality standard.

5.

Best available techniques.

6.

Regulations.

7.

Orders.

8.

Offences.

9.

Penalties.

10.

Payment of certain fines to Agency.

11.

Prosecution of offences.

12.

Cost of prosecutions.

13.

Powers of authorised person.

14.

Service of notices.

15.

Immunity of Agency.

16.

Indemnification of Director General, directors and other persons.

17.

Expenses of Minister.

18.

Amendment of Act of 1963 and Air Pollution Act, 1987.

PART II

Environmental Protection Agency

19.

Establishment of Environmental Protection Agency.

20.

Incorporation of Agency.

21.

Director General.

22.

Deputy Director General.

23.

General functions of Director General and Deputy Director General.

24.

Directors.

25.

Meetings and procedure of Agency.

26.

Agency's quorum, vacancies, etc.

27.

Advisory Committee.

28.

Functions of Advisory Committee.

29.

Staff of the Agency.

30.

Transfer of staff of public authorities.

31.

Conditions related to transfer of staff.

32.

Dissolution of An Foras Forbartha Teoranta.

33.

Superannuation of Director General and directors.

34.

Superannuation of staff of Agency.

35.

Membership of House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

36.

Membership of a local authority.

37.

Declaration of interests.

38.

Disclosure of interests.

39.

Disclosure of confidential information.

40.

Prohibition of certain communications.

41.

Committees and consultative groups.

42.

Consultants and advisers.

43.

Establishment of regional environmental units.

44.

Provision of services to Agency.

45.

Agreements between Agency and other public authorities.

46.

Grants to Agency.

47.

Borrowing by Agency.

48.

Acceptance of gifts by Agency.

49.

Charges for services.

50.

Accounts and audits.

51.

Annual report and information to Minister.

PART III

Functions of the Agency

52.

Functions generally.

53.

Assignment of additional functions.

54.

Transfer of functions.

55.

Advisory functions in relation to Ministers of the Government.

56.

Advisory functions in relation to local authorities.

57.

Assistance to local authorities.

58.

Drinking water.

58A.

Performance by water services authorities of statutory functions in relation to drinking water.

59.

Sewage or other effluents.

60.

Agency functions in relation to water or sewage treatment.

61.

Monitoring in relation to sanitary authorities' effluents.

62.

Landfill sites for waste disposal.

63.

Performance of statutory functions by local authorities.

64.

Hydrometric programme.

65.

Environmental monitoring programme.

66.

Establishment of an accreditation scheme.

67.

Access to monitoring results.

68.

Monitoring activities of public authorities.

69.

Environmental quality data storage system.

70.

State of the environment reports.

71.

Environmental research.

72.

Environmental impact assessment.

73.

Environmental approval.

74.

Environmental audit.

75.

Environmental quality objectives.

76.

Codes of practice.

77.

Evidence of code of practice.

78.

Labelling of products and services.

79.

General policy directives.

80.

Consultation by the Agency.

81.

Consultation with the Agency.

81A.

Regulations in relation to environmental inspections.

PART IV

Integrated Pollution Control

82.

Licences.

82A.

Transitional matters for activities licensed under this Act consequent upon Industrial Emissions Directive.

82B.

Provision supplemental to section 82.

83.

Determination of applications for licences.

84.

Provisions supplemental to, and consequential on, section 83.

85.

Transboundary environmental impacts.

86.

Conditions attached to a licence.

86A.

Best available techniques, emission limit values, equivalent parameters and conditions attached to a licence.

86B.

Baseline report and permanent cessation of activity.

87.

Processing of applications for licences or reviews of licences.

88.

Oral hearing and written report.

89.

Regulations regarding licences.

90.

Review of licences.

91.

Register of licences.

92.

Limit on duration of licence.

93.

Benefit of licences.

94.

Transfer of licences.

95.

Surrender of licences.

96.

Amendment of licence of clerical or technical nature.

96A.

Mass balances of specified substances. (Repealed)

97.

Revocation or suspension of licence in certain circumstances.

97A.

Notice of incident or accident significantly affecting the environment.

97B.

Notice of non-compliance with licence or revised licence relating to industrial emissions directive activity.

98.

Alterations of activity.

98A.

Alterations of industrial emissions directive activity.

99.

Charges in relation to emissions.

99A.

Fees.

99B.

Special cases.

99C.

Monitoring of environmental quality and emissions.

99D.

Mass balances of specified substances.

99E.

Discharges to sewers.

99F.

Application of other Acts.

99G.

Transitional arrangements.

99H.

Powers of High Court or Circuit Court in relation to activities in contravention of this Act.

PART IVA

Water Pollution

99I.

Groundwater Protection.

PART IVB

Environmental Inspection Plan

99J.

Environmental Inspection Plan.

PART IVC

Titanium Dioxide

99K.

Titanium Dioxide.

PART V

General Pollution Control

100.

Extension to Agency of certain powers under Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977.

101.

Extension to Agency of certain powers under Air Pollution Act, 1987.

102.

Management plans.

103.

Emission limit values and quality standards.

104.

Special reports and investigations.

105.

Inquiries.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

106.

Regulations for control of noise.

107.

Power of local authority or Agency to require measures to be taken to prevent or limit noise.

108.

Noise as a nuisance.

109.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989.

110.

Access to information on the environment.

111.

Genetically modified organisms.

112.

Register kept in computer or other non-legible form and evidence of entries.

113.

Increase of certain penalties.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Activities to which Part IV applies

SECOND SCHEDULE

Enactments in respect of which Functions may be Transferred to the Agency

THIRD SCHEDULE

Amendment of Air Pollution Act, 1987


Acts Referred to

Air Pollution Act, 1987

1987, No. 6

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

1956, No. 46

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

European Assembly Elections Act, 1977

1977, No. 30

European Assembly Elections Act, 1984

1984, No. 6

European Communities Act, 1972

1972, No. 27

Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

1959, No. 14

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Holidays (Employees) Act, 1973

1973, No. 25

Local Authorities (Works) Act, 1949

1949, No. 17

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

1963, No. 28

Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1982

1982, No. 21

Local Government (Roads and Motorways) Act, 1974

1974, No. 6

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948

1948, No. 3

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1962

1962, No. 26

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1964

1964, No. 29

Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977

1977, No. 1

Local Government (Water Pollution) (Amendment) Act, 1990

1990, No. 21

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878

1878, c. 52

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989

1989, No. 7

The Dublin Corporation Waterworks Act, 1861

1861, c. 172

Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977

1977, No. 10

Waterworks Clauses Act, 1847

1847, c. 17

Waterworks Clauses Act, 1863

1863, c. 93

European Communities Regulations Referred to

European Communities (Asbestos Waste) Regulations, 1990

S.I. No. 30 of 1990

European Communities (Control of Water Pollution by Asbestos) Regulations, 1990

S.I. No. 31 of 1990

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Motorways) Regulations, 1988

S.I. No. 221 of 1988

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, 1989

S.I. No. 349 of 1989

European Communities (Quality of Water Intended for Human Consumption) Regulations, 1988

S.I. No. 81 of 1988

European Communities (Toxic and Dangerous Waste) Regulations, 1982

S.I. No. 33 of 1982

European Communities (Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste) Regulations, 1988

S.I. No. 248 of 1988

European Communities (Waste) Regulations, 1979

S.I. No. 390 of 1979

European Communities (Waste) Regulations, 1984

S.I. No. 108 of 1984


Number 7 of 1992


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ACT 1992

REVISED

Updated to 2 June 2021


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CONTROL OF POLLUTION, TO ESTABLISH AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, FOR THESE AND OTHER PURPOSES TO INCREASE CERTAIN EXISTING MONETARY PENALTIES AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [23 rd April, 1992]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions transferred and references to Department of and Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government construed (22.07.2016) by Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 393 of 2016), arts. 2, 3 and sch. 1, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 4-8.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

(2) References to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government contained in any Act or any instrument made under an Act and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

3. (1) The functions conferred on the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government by or under any of the provisions of—

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,are transferred to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

(2) References to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government contained in any Act or instrument made under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

...

Schedule 1

...

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (No. 7 of 1992) (other than sections 73, 99F and 99G of that Act and sections 6 and 7 of that Act insofar as those sections relate to the making of regulations or orders, as the case may be, under sections 73, 99F or 99G)

...

C2

Provision for co-ordination of permit requirements for activities carried out under Act with integrated pollution prevention and control Licensing made (30.11.2012) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 490 of 2012), reg. 2(1).

Co-ordination with Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licensing

9. (1) The Agency shall ensure that where installations carry out activities that are included in Schedule 1 to the 1992 Act, the conditions of, and procedure for, the issue of a greenhouse gas emissions permit are co-ordinated with those for integrated pollution prevention and control licences provided for in the 1992 Act and the 1996 Act.

(2) The Agency may integrate the requirements of Regulations 6, 7 and 8 into the procedures for integrated pollution prevention and control licensing provided for in the 1992 Act and the 1996 Act.

C3

Application of Act and collectively cited Environmental Protection Agency Acts 1992 and 2003 affected (21.09.2011) by European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011), regs. 42(22), 46(3), 63(2) and sch. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(3).

Screening for Appropriate Assessment and Appropriate Assessment of implications for European Sites

42. ...

(22) Notwithstanding any provision of any statute listed in the Second Schedule that provides for the consent for a plan or project to which this Regulation applies to be obtained by default on the failure of the public authority to provide a response within a specified timescale or otherwise, that provision shall not have effect in respect of any plan or project to which this Regulation applies

...

Review of existing plans

46. ...

(3) For the purposes of this Regulation, a decision, including a decision to adopt or undertake, or give approval for a plan, may include those adopted, undertaken or approved pursuant to any of the enactments set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

...

General provisions regarding licences etc

63. ...

(2) A licence, consent, permission, permit, derogation or other authorisation given under these Regulations or under any of the enactments referred to in the Second Schedule may include conditions requiring compliance with any guideline or code of practice issued under Regulation 71 or such provisions thereof as may be specified in the conditions.

...

SECOND SCHEDULE

Number

Year

Short Title/Citation

...

...

...

Environmental Protection Agency Acts 1992 and 2003

...

C4

Application of Act extended (7.09.2011) by Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 465 of 2011), reg. 12.

Offences

12. Any person or body who contravenes or fails to comply with a provision of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence under the Act of 1992.

C5

Provision for integration of procedures with procedures under Act made (31.12.2009) by Waste Management (Management of Waste From the Extractive Industries) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 566 of 2009), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

Application and licence or waste facility permit

7. ...

(7) The Agency may integrate the requirements of Regulations 7 and 8 into the procedures for integrated pollution prevention and control licensing provided for in the 1992 Act or into the procedures provided for waste licensing under the Act.

Public participation

8. ...

(7) The detailed arrangements for public participation under these Regulations shall be set by the competent authority who shall ensure coordination with such procedures in either the 1992 Act, the Act or Facility Permit Regulations, as appropriate.

C6

Certain regulations, orders and bye-laws made under continued in force (12.07.2004) by Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (27/2003), s. 59, S.I. No. 393 of 2004.

Saving for regulations, orders and bye-laws.

59.—(1) Any regulation, order or bye-law that—

(a) has been made under a provision of the Act of 1992, the Act of 1996 or the Act of 1997 that has been amended, or has been repealed and re-enacted with or without modifications, by a provision of this Act, and

(b) is in force immediately before the commencement of that provision of this Act,shall, subject to subsection (2) of this section, continue in force as if made under that provision as so amended or re-enacted and may be amended or revoked accordingly.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the extent that the regulation, order or bye-law concerned is inconsistent with the provision of the relevant enactment as so amended or re-enacted.

(3) References in this section to an order do not include references to an order mentioned in section 82(9) of Part IV (inserted by section 15 of this Act) of the Act of 1992 (which section 82(9) makes separate provision for the continuance in force of such an order).

Editorial Notes:

E1

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (21.04.2020) by European Union (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 146 of 2020), regs. 4, 13.

E2

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (3.05.2019) by Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Non-Ionising Radiation) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 190 of 2019), art. 4.

E3

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (4.02.2019) by Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 30 of 2019), arts. 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12.

E4

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (31.12.2018) by European Communities (Environmental Noise) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 549 of 2018), regs. 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E5

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.01.2018) by European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 605 of 2017), regs. 17, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 32, 33, in effect as per reg. 1(d).

E6

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (19.12.2017) by European Union (Medium Combustion Plants) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 595 of 2017), regs. 5, 6, 9, 11-16, 19, 20, in effect as per reg. 2.

E7

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (24.07.2017) by European Communities (Nuclear Safety) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 332 of 2017), regs. 5, 6, 7, in effect as per reg. 2.

E8

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.06.2015) by Chemicals Act (Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 209 of 2015), reg. 21(10), in effect as per reg. 5.

E9

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (20.06.2014) by European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 282 of 2014), regs. 23, 27, 31(2), 35(1), in effect as per reg. 3.

E10

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (20.06.2014) by European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281 of 2014), regs. 13(3)(d), (4), 30(2), 35(1), in effect as per reg. 3.

E11

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (16.06.2014) by European Union (Sulphur Content of Heavy Fuel Oil and Gas Oil) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 273 of 2014), regs. 4(2), 4(3), 11.

E12

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (14.06.2014) by European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2014), regs. 8, 9, 28(3), 30(7), 30(10), 40.

E13

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (24.03.2014) by European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 149 of 2014), regs. 25(6), 25(7), 37, 42(5)(b), 45.

E14

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (7.01.2013) by European Union (Large Combustion Plants) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 566 of 2012), regs. 5, 8(6), 8(7), 11(1), 11(2), 14-16, 18(1), 19, in effect as per reg. 2.

E15

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.01.2013) by European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 565 of 2012), regs. 5, 7, 10(4), 21(1), 22(1), 25(1), 28(1), in effect as per reg. 2.

E16

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.01.2013) by European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 564 of 2012), regs. 6, 8, 20, 21, 24(1), 27(1), in effect as per reg. 2.

E17

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (2.01.2013) by European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 513 of 2012), regs. 12, 18(2), 22(1), 25-28, 33(1), in effect as per reg. 34, subject to transitional provisions in reg. 35.

E18

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (12.04.2011) by Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 180 of 2011), regs. 5, 6, 7(2), 8-26, in effect as per reg. 2.

E19

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.03.2010) by Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 32 of 2010), reg. 12(2), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E20

Duty to notify local authority of conviction of an offence under collectively cited Environmental Protection Agency Acts as part of registration process provided (1.03.2010) by Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 32 of 2010), regs. 6(1)(f), 11(1)(b) and sch. 2 para. 6, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E21

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (10.12.2009) by Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009), reg. 2(3).

E22

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (30.07.2009) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009), regs. 18-22, 24, 26, 35, 39, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52-54, 56-58, 67, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E23

Requirement for emission controls and environmental quality standards in future authorisations for discharge into surface waters under Act, and review of existing authorisations, provided (30.07.2009) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009), regs. 7, 9, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E24

Requirement to set emission limits for drainage to surface water bodies provided (27.07.2009) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 296 of 2009), reg. 12.

E25

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.04.2009) by European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 547 of 2008), regs. 6, 8, 10-12, 14, 15(6), 17, 20(2), 21, 25, 26, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E26

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (8.12.2008) by Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicenced Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 524 of 2008), regs. 5(3), 7, 9, 10(1).

E27

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.07.2008) by Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008), reg. 14(2), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E28

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), regs. 11(3), 11(4), 17, 37, 38, 40, 42(3), in effect as per reg. 2.

E29

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (20.03.2008) by Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 79 of 2008), regs. 10-12, 19-21.

E30

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (7.12.2005) by European Communities (Waste Water Treatment) (Prevention of Odours and Noise) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 787 of 2005), reg. 4.

E31

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (12.06.2004) by Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 395 of 2004), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E32

Provision for primary responsibility for collectively cited Environmental Protection Agency Acts to lie with Minister made (1.01.2002) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 63(2)(a)(i) and sch. 12 part 1, S.I. No. 588 of 2001.

E33

Functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (6.05.1994) by European Communities (Transfrontier Shipment of Waste) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 121 of 1994), regs. 3, 6, 10, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E34

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (28.01.2014) by European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 31 of 2014), regs. 17(12), 25(11), 26, 29; revoked (1.01.2018) by European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 605 of 2017), reg. 3, in effect as per reg. 1(d).

E35

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (26.01.2012) by European Communities Mercury (Export Ban and Safe Storage) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 27 of 2012), reg. 4; revoked (14.12.2018) by European Union (Mercury) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 533 of 2018), reg. 12.

E36

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (20.06.2011) by Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 279 of 2011), regs. 8, 14(1), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (28.12.2016) by European Union (Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 658 of 2016), reg. 15(1), (2), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E37

Previous affecting provision: transitional provisions for authorisations under Act made (27.01.2010 to 22.12.2013) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Groundwater) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 9 of 2010), reg. 60, in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E38

Previous affecting provision: application of Act restricted (30.07.2009 to 22.12.2012) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009), reg. 11, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E39

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (20.12.2010) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 610 of 2010), regs. 29, 32(3)(a), in effect as per reg. 1(b); revoked (28.01.2014) by European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 31 of 2014), reg. 3.

E40

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (23.07.2009) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 274 of 2009), regs. 5, 6(2), 7, 8, 18(6); revoked (4.06.2010) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) (Aviation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 261 of 2010), reg. 30, .

E41

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (31.03.2009) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice For Protection of Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 101 of 2009), reg. 29, in effect as per reg. 1(b); revoked (20.12.2010) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 610 of 2010), reg. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E42

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (3.05.2007) by Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds Due to the Use of Organic Solvents in Certain Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 199 of 2007), regs. 5, 6, 21, 25; revoked (1.01.2013) by European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 564 of 2012), reg. 26(a), in effect as per reg. 2.

E43

Previous affecting provision: reduced storage capacity prescribed for certain contracts under (1.08.2006) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 378 of 2006), reg. 13(1)(c), in effect as per reg. 1(b); revoked (31.03.2009) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice For Protection of Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 101 of 2009), reg. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E44

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.08.2006) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 378 of 2006), reg. 29, in effect as per reg. 1(b); revoked (31.03.2009) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice For Protection of Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 101 of 2009), reg. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E45

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (8.06.2006) by Waste Management (End-Of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 282 of 2006), reg. 33(2), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (20.06.2014) by European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281 of 2014), reg. 37, in effect as per reg. 3.

E46

Previous affecting provisions: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.02.2006) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 788 of 2005), regs. 29, 32(3), 34(1), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.08.2006) by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 378 of 2006), reg. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E47

Previous affecting provision: provision for appointment of authorised officers with powers to be conferred under Act made (5.07.2005) by Waste Management (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 341 of 2005), reg. 15; revoked (2.01.2013) by European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 513 of 2012), regs. 4(5), in effect as per reg. 34, subject to transitional provisions in reg. 35.

E48

Previous affecting provision: provision for references under Act or to the Act to be construed as including references to the regulations made (14.07.2004) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 437 of 2004), reg. 23; revoked (30.11.2012) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 490 of 2012), reg. 38(1)(a).

E49

Previous affecting provision: provision for integration of permit requirements with procedures for integrated pollution prevention and control licensing under Act made (14.07.2004) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 437 of 2004), reg. 8(2); revoked (30.11.2012) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 490 of 2012), reg. 38(1)(a), in effect as per reg. 2(1).

E50

Previous affecting provision: provision for penalties to be enforced in accordance with provisions of the Act made (14.07.2004) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 437 of 2004), reg. 16(5); revoked (30.11.2012) by European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 490 of 2012), reg. 38(1)(a), in effect as per reg. 2(1).

E51

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (26.01.2004) by European Communities (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 10 of 2004), regs. 9, 10, in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (29.06.2018) by European Union (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 232 of 2018), reg. 11(2), in effect as per reg. 2.

E52

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.01.2004) by European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 439 of 2000), regs. 5, 7, in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (8.03.2007) by European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 106 of 2007), reg. 23, in effect as per reg. 2.

E53

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (1.07.2001) by Water Quality (Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 12 of 2001), regs. 6, 8, 10, in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (30.07.2009) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009), reg. 70, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E54

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (24.07.1998) by Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977 (Water Quality Standards For Phosphorus) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 258 of 1998), reg. 4; revoked (30.07.2009) by European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009), reg. 70, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E55

Previous affecting provision: functions conferred on the Environmental Protection Agency (26.02.1997) by European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 94 of 1997), reg. 32; revoked (21.09.2011) by European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011), reg. 73, in effect as per reg. 1(3).

E56

Previous affecting provision: certain provisions of Act applied to appeals under section 27(4) of Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1963 (28/1963) (16.05.1994) by Local Government (Planning and Development) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 86 of 1994), regs. 48-53, in effect as per reg. 2(1); revoked (11.03.2002) by Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 599 of 2001), art. 6, in effect as per art. 6.