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When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a proposed decision on a permit application, anyone can make an objection to it in the form of written comments or observations.
A valid objection must:
An objection must be accompanied by:
Once an objection has been made, you cannot elaborate further on it in later correspondance.
Any person or body (including the applicant) can object to our proposed decision (PD).
If you make an objection you may also request an oral hearing of their objection. The request must be made in writing and be accompanied by an oral hearing request fee in addition to the objection fee.
You can lodge and objection with us within the one month of our giving notice of our proposed decision. Note that the period 24 December to 1 January inclusive is disregarded when calculating this period.
An objection must be made by either:
We have no discretionary power to accept objections received outside the set period.
Anyone who makes a valid objection is copied with our decision. We are required to publish a notice of our decision in a newspaper within seven days of the issue of our decision.
If you make a valid objection you can request an Oral Hearing.
The fees for objections and oral hearing are:
Applicant/Licensee/Third Party €253
Oral Hearing Requests €126
Find out more about how to request an Oral Hearing
For further information contact our Environmental Licensing Programme at:
Office of Climate, Licensing & Resource UsePO Box 3000Johnstown Castle Estate County WexfordTelephone Locall 1890 33 55 99 or 053 91 60600Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 3000 Johnstown Castle Estate Wexford, Y35 W821 053-916 0600Other EPA locations
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