Full Title Environmental Licensing and Industrial Efficiency

Short Title Environmental Licensing and In

Code ENVR09032
Level 09
Credit 10

Author Tonry, Steve
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Environmental Science
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

This module will introduce the learner to the concept of industrial efficiency in relation to the use of raw materials (including energy and water) and in the context of national, EU and international drivers. The learner will become familiar with environmental licensing and its role in increasing resource efficiency in specified facilities. Industrial efficiency in SME's will also be explored.  


Indicative Syllabus

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the background, current status, and policy implications related to resource (energy/water/raw materials) use and management.

  • Resource use worldwide and in Ireland.
  • Current status of energy, water and material reserves and usage patterns.
  • Pressures on Industry to improve environmental performance and reduce costs. Introduction on how industrial efficiency can achieve both.
  • Relevant EU and Irish policy.

Understand the environmental licensing process for regulating activities that have significant polluting potential.

  • Categories of licences - IE, IPC, Waste activity Licences and permits.
  • The stages of the licensing process.

Apply an holistic approach to resource efficiency within specified resource efficiency frameworks (e.g. BAT, Cleaner Production, etc)

  • Resource Efficiency Frameworks e.g. BAT, Cleaner Production, Lean Manufacturing
  • Waste Management hierarchy

Appraise relevant guidance tools, and develop an appropriate auditing checklist for, a specified activity.

  • Industry best practice guidance documents for specific sectors.
  • BAT guidance documents.
  • Audit development 

Undertake a resource efficiency audit for a specified activity and effectively communicate an action plan to improve resource efficiency.

  • Audit implementation
  • Audit recommendations
  • Management review 

 




 


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowlege and understanding of the background, current status, and policy implications related to resource (energy/water/raw materials) use and management.

  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the environmental licensing process for regulating activities that have significant polluting potential and critically review a licence application for a specified industrial activity.

  3. Apply an holistic approach to resource efficiency within specified resource efficiency frameworks (e.g. BAT, Cleaner Production, etc)

  4. Appraise relevant guidance tools, and develop an appropriate auditing checklist for a specified activity.

  5. Undertake a resource efficiency audit for a specified activity and effectively communicate an action plan to improve resource efficiency.


Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam-50%. Regular assessments may be undertaken via moodle and assignments delivered as per module requirements. Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.


Assessment Facilitites

PC, broadband, final examination centres. Transport to site visits. Remote proctoring facilities will be required.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 50 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Review a licence application 1,2 25 Week 5
Resource Effciciency Audit 3,4,5 25 Week 13


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Exam 1,2,3 50 End of Semester


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self study 10 Weekly 10.00
Workshop Not Specified Site visit/guest lectures 4.5 Once Per Semester 0.30
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1.7 Weekly 1.70

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Other Resources

N/A

Url Resources

www.epa.ie

www.seai.ie

http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference/

www.enterprise-ireland.com

www.environ.ie

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/resource_efficiency/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/index_en.htm

Additional Info