Environmental Liabilities Risk Assessment (ELRA) and Closure Restoration and Aftercare Management Plans (CRAMP) Reports
AWN Consulting is available to assist you in understanding your facility's environmental liabilities and calculating the financial implications for your company. We can give advice on the instruments for financial provision accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) .
If your facility is an IE or IPC licensed facility, you will need to hold an up to date Environmental Liabilities Risk Assessment (ELRA) and/or Closure Restoration and Aftercare Management Plan (CRAMP)1.
Most likely, depending on the date your licence was granted, your company will be required to prepare an ELRA once every three years and update your CRAMP annually. If your facility's processes and emissions on site have changed significantly, an updated ELRA and/or CRAMP may also be required. High risk facilities2 are required to provide a suitable Financial Provision (FP) instrument to cover both the ELRA and CRAMP amounts identified in these assessments.
A guidance document on the EPA's current approach to environmental liabilities and financial provision was published in 2019 and sets out the obligations for IE and IPC licence holders. The EPA will no longer require non- high environmental risk facilities to complete an FP. However, the EPA will still expect a completed best practice assessment to retain financial provisions for potential environmental liabilities. Additionally, the EPA requires licensees to provide an annual statement of the facility's status to ELRA, CRAMP, and FP requirements as part of your company's Annual Environmental Report.
Our risk assessment team at AWN Consulting has a wealth of experience completing ELRA and CRAMP's for pharmaceutical facilities, power plants, waste facilities, manufacturing facilities and more. We are readily available to assist you with your facility's reporting requirements. Please contact one of our risk assessment specialists for further information or assistance.
1. The term CRAMP is sometimes replaced by Decommissioning Management Plan or historically Residuals Management Plan – they are all similar terms.
2. High environmental risk facilities include those categorised as :
- Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer Station
- Incineration and Co-Incineration Waste Facilities
- Category A – Extractive Waste Facilities
- Upper and Lower Tier Seveso Facilities
- Hazardous Waste Transfer Stations
- High Risk Contaminated Land
- Exceptional Circumstances