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Waste Management Act, 1996
This legislation covers waste management in Ireland, including hazardous waste. Among other things, it sets out licensing criteria for landfills and the handling of household, industrial and chemical waste.

Waste Management (Permit) Regulations, 1998
The processes and procedures for obtaining a waste management permit

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
ADR Regulations valid from 01 January 2009

Council Of Europe Directive On The Landfill Of Waste 1999
A directive designed to minimise the use of landfills for waste disposal

European Union Directive On Waste Incineration 2000
A directive detailing the necessity to limit emissions from waste incineration

Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004
A seminal document for organisations or businesses intending to set up a waste disposal site

Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 113 of 2008
Amends Waste Management (Licensing) Regulation 2004. These regulate waste contractors who arrange export of waste.

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 199 of 2008
Landfill Levy Regulations in respect of the disposal of waste at a landfill facility.

Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicensed Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 524 of 2008
These Regulations apply to closed landfills where disposal or recovery activities are carried on.

Legislation covering the disposal of hazardous waste such as waste oils, batteries, asbestos, PCBs and other hazardous waste.

Legislation in respect of necessary paperwork for the movement and disposal of hazardous waste within Ireland.

Legislation regarding Batteries & Accumulators

Legislaton regarding Hazardous Substances in WEEE

Licensing of petrol filling stations and private stores. Design, construction, installation, maintenance and testing of equipment. Also contains regulations for the proper drainage of the site and the provision & mainteance of oil interceptors to prevent the escape of petroleum.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responsibilities for a wide range of licensing, enforcement, monitoring and assessment activities associated with environmental protection.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the national body in Ireland with responsibility for securing health and safety at work. It is a state-sponsored body, established under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act and it reports to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

A website of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government providing information on the Environment.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Their task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. They are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.

Waste Change
Wastechange operates a network of free online regional and national waste exchanges trading all grades of recyclable materials and secondary commodities. Wastechange has affilliates across the EU and operates as an umbrella network for European Commercial Waste Exchanges.

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors
The “Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors’ Association of Ireland” was established in November 2003 by a group of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors concerned with the need for a support network for DGSA’s.

Repak is Ireland’s first voluntary initiative between industry and the Department of the Environment designed to meet industry’s producer responsibility obligations under the EU directive on packaging and packaging waste (94/62/EC) and the subsequent Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997.

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body which represents over 6,000 waste management professionals. The CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the waste management industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.

Irish Departments of State with responsibility for the quality of the environment in which we live, for housing and other infrastructure, for physical and spatial planning, and for local government, which impacts significantly on the daily lives of all people in this country. Their mission is to promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life through protection of the environment and heritage, infrastructure provision, balanced regional development and good local government. This mission embraces their responsibilities and summarises their intent.

Galway County Council
The protection and enhancement of the environment is one of the Council’s main objectives. A clean, healthy environment which promotes and facilitates sustainable development is the legacy which we all must leave to future generations. In addition to monitoring and protecting the natural environment, the built environment and the people who live there is also monitored in relation to safety from fire.

Connacht Waste
The 1996 Waste Management Act empowers several Local Authorities to come together and jointly make a Waste Management Plan for their functional areas. This aim of this Plan is to manage, in an environmentally sound way, all non-hazardous waste generated within their functional areas. The six Local Authorities in Connacht came together to make and adopt a Regional Waste Management Plan. This they did around September 2001.

Innovative Safety
Innovative Safety will ensure all your health and safety matters are addresses and managed so as to reduce exposure to costly claims and ensuring you as an employer meet your legal obligations in the provision of a safe place of work