WFD: The 1975 Waste Framework Directive introduced a licensing system for any establishment which carried out a waste disposal operation such as a landfill and was applicable from 15 July 1977 S22 of the WMA: A waste management plan shall…include information on The identification of sites at which waste disposal or recovery activities have been carried on, The assessment of any risk of environmental pollution The identification of measures proposed to be taken to achieve remediation However the S22 did not give a deadline for this work. Ministerial Direction May 2005: LA’s were directed to ensure that the S22 requirement is met in the review of their Waste Management Plans. CoP : ERA for Unregulated Waste Disposal Sites. S76 of the EPA act.
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Trail Pits Geophysics Probes Sheel and auger drilling Percussion broing Gas monitoring Leachate sampling Soil sampling Ecological surveys Odour surveys
Focus on Landfill Report 2010 Engineers Ireland, Local Government Division Mr. Dara Lynott BE, MSc, PE, Ceng, FIEI Deputy Director General Environmental Protection Agency September 30 th , 2010 All or part of this publication may be reproduced without further permission, provided the source is acknowledged.
Waste Framework Directive 1975 - The incomplete transposition of the Waste Framework Directive meant that municipal landfills operated between July 1977 and 1997 were not subject to a licensing system, with its associated safeguards for the environment
Section 22 of the Waste Management Act 1996
Ministerial Direction May 2005
EPA Code of Practice
SI 524 of 2008 - Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicenced Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008
Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicenced Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008
“ closed landfill” - a landfill site operated by a local authority for the recovery or disposal of waste without a waste licence on any date between 15 July 1977 and 27 March 1997
identify and register closed landfills by 30th June 2009.
carry out an environmental risk assessment having regard to the EPA’s Code of Practice
Apply to the Agency for a certificate of authorisation.
There are over 300 landfills that were operated by local authorities between 1977 and 1997 without specific authorisation and which must now be regularised under the Historic Unlicensed Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity Regulations.