Kildare County Council took on the management of Kerdiffstown Landfill Remediation Project in June 2015 under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between the local authority and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. As part of this a dedicated project team has been established onsite.
As well as the management of the scheme by the team, the project is subject to regulatory safeguards arising from statutory permissions granted by An Board Pleanála and the EPA. Approval was granted by An Bord Pleanála in May 2018 to the Council's planning application for the project, (and associated Environmental Impact Assessment Report), along with the compulsory purchase order for the scheme. The approval to the EIAR in particular carries with it conditions which the Council must comply with during the construction of the project. In addition, the EPA approved the necessary licence for the project in March 2019. The requirements of this licence have been incorporated into the detailed design of the project. As part of the conditions of the licence, Kildare County Council will be required to undertake detailed environmental monitoring and to demonstrate that they are meeting the strict emission limits for the project. The EPA will also independently monitor air and water quality and regularly inspect the site to ensure the licence is complied with.