Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992

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CitationIR No. 7/1992


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

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


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...

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