Extractive Industries Register

Local authorities maintain a public register of quarry operators.

The Waste Management (Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No 566 of 2009) came into operation on the 31st December 2009. 

Under Regulation 19(1) each Local Authority shall Establish and maintain a register of all extractive industries within its functional area including the extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources, the working of quarries, and the extraction, treatment and storage of peat. 

Regulation 19(2) requires the EPA to prescribe the form and manner in which such information shall be entered and maintained in the register. Regulation 20 requires the EPA to maintain an inventory of closed extractive waste facilities. 

The Extractive Industries Register allows for the requirements under the Regulations 19 and 20 to be met