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Applying for general release or release with controls

Post-application processes

After the application has been submitted and notified, the following steps take place:

  1. Public submissions on the application: there will be a deadline by which submissions from stakeholders and the public must be received. The submission period is 30 working days.
  2. Staff Assessment Report: this is a report prepared by the EPA which will be made available to the applicant and submitters from the EPA website [].
  3. A public hearing will be held before the Authority if any submitter states that they wish to be heard.
  4. A Decision will be reached by the Authority and the applicant will be notified within 30 working days following a consideration.

See the following EPA document: What are the steps for processing an application? [].