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Summary: In order to assist licensees in the interpretation of licence requirements in relation to the recording and reporting of periods of unabated emissions, the EPA has prepared a draft policy document for comment. The EPA welcomes any comments received in advance of the deadline.
Regulation 15 of S.I. No. 566 (European Union (Large Combustion Plants) Regulations 2012) details the provisions in relation to the malfunction and/or breakdown of abatement equipment and such provisions are also generally defined in the individual combustion plants environmental licence. Among other requirements this regulation specifies that the cumulative duration of unabated operation shall not exceed 120 hours in any 12 month period, and that derogations can only be granted by the EPA in very limited circumstances. In order to assist relevant licensees in the interpretation of this licence requirement, in particular in relation to the recording and reporting of periods of unabated emissions, the EPA has prepared a draft policy document for comment. The EPA welcomes any comments received in advance of the deadline.
Should you wish to submit a response on this consultation please return your response by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline detailed below. Responses should be concise and clearly specify the relevant sections of the document to which they refer. Where necessary submissions may be made by post to Air Thematic, Office of Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Protection Agency, McCumiskey House, Richview, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin, D14 YR62.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 17:00 on Wednesday May 18th 2016.
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