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Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 652 of 2016).

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These Regulations give partial effect in Irish law to Articles 2 to 4 of Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The Regulations provide that where an application is made to the Environmental Protection Agency for a waste water discharge licence or for the review of a waste water discharge licence in a case where there is no requirement for physical development, that the Agency must carry out screening for environmental impact assessment before granting any licence and may carry out an environmental impact assessment if it deems it appropriate. They also amend the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 so as to require a planning authority and An Bord Plean la to consult the Agency where the authority or the Board considers that a proposed development is likely to have a significant impact on waste water discharges.
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