Invitation to Tender

The EPA has invited tenders for a two-year research programme to further our understanding of the potential impacts on the environment and human health from UGEE projects/operations (including construction, operation and aftercare). The invitation to tender is now closed. Submitted tenders are now in the process of being evaluated.

This research will involve an extensive desk-based literature review of UGEE practices worldwide and some baseline-monitoring. It has been designed to produce outputs, which will assist regulators (North and South) in fulfilling their statutory roles regarding this activity. This research programme is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The research programme will be managed by a steering committee comprising the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government; DCENR; the Geological Survey of Ireland; Commission for Energy Regulation; An Bord Pleanála; Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and the Health Services Executive.