What is the Waste Facility Permit Regulator Training?

This one day course is designed to explain in detail everything about waste facility permit authorisation for regulators who work in local authorities.  All waste activities require either a waste licence, facility permit or a certificate of registration.  This course is designed to explain the basis of waste permit and certificate of registration application processing for local authority staff.  We have run a one day course for permit holders for many years and this course has been developed in response to regulators request for specific training on this subject to help those processing applications.  The course reviews the legal basis of the regulations, processing applications and reviews, conditioning activites, including an uptodate overview of the current templates for each type of activity. During the section of the course that focuses on applications we also look at environmental impact assessment, planning and appropriate assessment.


The course begins with a review of the waste management legislation relating to Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration.  The course examines the process for applying and reviewing the permit and certificates of registration.   The new WERLA standard permits are examined and individual conditions discussed as appropriate to the activity.  The course includes information on soil and water chemistry, designing monitoring systems and assessing compliance with the permit.

The course contents are as follows:

  • Why we regulate waste activities
  • The Framework Directive and the EU legal basis for permitting
  • The Waste Management Act – the key primary waste authorisation legislation
  • Waste Facility Permitting – detailed review of the WFP consolidated Regulations 2007-2023
  • The application process for Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration
  • Planning requirements for Waste Facility Permits
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Appropriate Assessment Screening and Natura Impact Assessment
  • Waste Classification and the use of LOW including primary and sub type entries
  • Using of standard templates for creating waste facility permits and CORs
  • Application of BAT to waste facility permit authorisation
  • Setting conditions and waste acceptance conditions for soil recovery sites
  • Use of the National Decision of End of Waste for Aggregates
  • Emission Control and Monitoring – designing environmental monitoring for air, waste and land
    • Reviewing air/water/land sampling techniques and equipment
    • Understanding and setting emission limit values
    • Sampling and testing waste

Who is this course for?

This is a regulator only course and is designed for local authority staff regulating facility permits of certificates of registration.  This includes engineers, scientists and technicans and administration staff.

Course Delivery

All ETS training courses are provided with comprehensive courseware which includes a manual and any other supporting information that is required during the delivery of the training.  Manuals are maintained in an up to date condition and are always relevant to of course that is being delivered.  We design our training delivery so that they not only provide information with powerpoint slides, but also comprise group work and individual exercises to allow delegates to get a deeper understanding of the courseware.  All our courses are delivered face to face and manuals are provided at the event to ensure every delegate has all of the information they need to have a positive, high quality training experience with us.


The course is new but will run at the Tullamore and Dublin venues.


This course is not subject to assessment at present.


A Certificate will be issued to participants who successfully attend the event.

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Waste Facility Permitting for Regulators 24 (full)

City North Hotel Gormanstown
to be confirmed
9am - 4pm
Course Cost : €425

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