Consultation Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes public comment on a range draft documents prior to finalisation.  Details of any documents open for consultation are listed here.

Documents open for public consultation

Year Title

Consultation on the EPA’S Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy 

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 31st May 2019.

Previous consultation documents now closed

Year Title
2018 Guidance on Soil and Stone By-products - Draft Proposed for Public Consultation
Those wishing to comment can do so by email only to before 5p.m. on 14 December 2018

Draft Guidance Note on Soil Recovery Waste Acceptance Criteria

The closing date for comments is 5pm, Friday, 16 March 2018.


National Inspection Plan 2018 - 2021: Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Draft for Consultation

A short summary of the proposed plan is also available. Closing date for comments is 5pm on Friday 26th January 2018.

2017 Draft EPA Guidance on requests for alterations to a Dumping at Sea Permit
Closing date for comment is 5pm on Friday 28th April 2017

Preparation of a Draft Language Scheme by the EPA.

Closing date for submission is 5.00p.m. on 06 November 2015


Consultation on draft revised Guidelines on information to be contained in Environmental Impact Statements; and Advice Notes for preparing Environmental Impacts

Closing date for comments was 10 October 2015.

2015 DRAFT Better Regulation Policy
Closing date for comments is Wednesday 8th April 2015

Preliminary Consultation on Revisions to the EIS Guidelines

Closing date for participation in survey is 12 October 2014.

2014 Consultation on the Environmental Regulation of Healthcare Risk Waste Storage & Treatment
Closing date for submissions was 19th September 2014
2014 EPA Viewpoint on the use of EWC code 19 12 09.
EPA Viewpoint on the use of EWC code 19 12 09.
2014 EPA Viewpoint on the use of EWC Chapter 17 and Chapter 19 12 codes
EPA Viewpoint on the use of EWC Chapter 17 and Chapter 19 12 codes
2014 Proposed Guidance on the Authorisation of Direct Discharges to Groundwater
Closing date for consultation is Monday 10th February 2014

Draft SEA Resource Manual for Local & Regional Planning Authorities

Consultation closed on 16 August 2013.

Note: This draft SEA Resource Manual will be reviewed and updated in 2019.

2014 National Waste Prevention Plan 2014-2020
This consultation closed on 31st March 2014.

Proposed Revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan

This consultation closed on Monday 23 December 2013


Air Emissions Monitoring Guidance Note (AG2)

This document is open for consultation until Friday, 8 November 2013.

2011 Draft BAT Guidance Note - Wood Treatment
Draft BAT Guidance Note on Best Available Techniques for the Wood Treatment
2011 Guidance Note on MSW Landfill Daily and Intermediate Cover Consultation Draft
Guidance note on MSW Landfill daily and intermediate cover consultation paper
2011 Draft BAT Guidance Note - Comment Sheet
Draft BAT Guidance Note - Comment Sheet