Environmental Legislation

Compliance with Environmental Legislation is a major challenge for all sorts of industry in Ireland. Environmental performance has become an important factor in the overall business strategy of Irish companies.

At the same time, environmental issues are becoming increasingly complex. Traditional ways of addressing environmental issues - in a reactive ad-hoc manner - are proving to be highly unsatisfactory. Environmental laws and regulations are becoming more stringent and are proving to be extremely onerous for business. This one-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an appreciation of Irish and EU environmental legislation.

On completing this course the participant will -

  • Gain an overview of Irish and EU legislation
  • Gain an appreciation of the significance of environmental legislation in the context of clause 4.3.2 - 'Legal and other requirements' - and clause 4.5.2 - 'Evaluation of compliance' - of ISO 14001.


  • Anyone with responsibility for maintaining an environmental management system, such as ISO 14001 or EMAS
  • Personnel who are responsible for monitoring the impact of environmental legislation on their companies
  • Environmental auditors
  • Managers wishing to gain an understanding of the challenges to their business from environmental legislation.

The course will also be of interest to managers responsible for managing emissions to the various media - such as effluent discharges, emissions to atmosphere, control of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Overview of environmental legislation in Ireland -

  • Planning and development Act, 2000 and Planning & Development Regulations
  • EC (EIA) Regulations 1989 to 1999
  • Air pollution Act, 1987 and related regulations
  • Local Government (Water pollution) Acts, 1977 to 1990 and related regulations
  • Waste management Act, 1996 and related regulations
  • EC (Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2006
  • Access to information on the Environment Regulation, 1998
  • Protection of the Environment Act, 2003
  • IPPC Licensing
  • Energy/Product stewardship
  • Impending EU Environmental Legislation
  • Enforcement and Officer Liability
  • Offences and penalties for breaches of environmental legislation.

NSAI Training Centre, NSAI, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

  • 22nd March
  • 13th September.

FEE - €340.


Patricia Whelan
Tel: 01 807 3993
Fax: 01 807 3833
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nsai.ie



Home | Daily News | News Archive | Features | Product Info | Training | Recruitment | Tenders | Links | Calendar

Copyright © Enviro-Solutions.com