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Green Public Procurement

Guidance for the Public Sector, September 2021

Year: 2021

This guidance and accompanying criteria support the inclusion of sustainable and green practices into public sector procurement procedures. They are aimed primarily at public sector procurers in central and local government, state agencies and other public bodies such as universities, hospitals and schools. They are also relevant for utility sector procurers and may be of interest to private companies whether they are responding to tenders or applying green criteria in their own procurement.

EPA submission on the proposed publication of the Circular Economy Strategy (EPA ref: EPAC-2021)

EPA submission in relation to the public consultation on the proposed publication of the Circular Economy Strategy (EPA ref: EPAC-2021), September 2021

Year: 2021

The EPA's submission in response to a public consultation on the proposed publication of the Circular Economy Strategy. The development of this strategy will be a significant driver of the transition to a carbon neutral economy and opportunity for sustainable economic growth.

EPA Job application form for the post of Programme Officer IV (Level 6) General

Year: 2021

EPA Job application form for the post of Programme Officer IV (Level 6) General

Programme Officer IV (Level 6) General

Post Number: 000129, September 2021

Year: 2021

The successful candidate will fulfil the role of Programme Officer IV (Level 6) and will be assigned an entry level administrative role with responsibility for a range of tasks in the office assigned.

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EPA Circular Economy Conference 2021 Programme

Ireland’s move to a new economy, September 2021

Year: 2021

The EPA’s Circular Economy Conference will be an opportunity to learn about recent developments in the circular economy and to explore the opportunities presented by the circular economy for both the public sector and business.

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Research 392: Guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment–Environmental Impact Assessment Tiering

Authors: Riki Thérivel and Ainhoa González Del Campo, September 2021

Year: 2021

This Guidance on SEA-EIA Tiering aims to improve the links between SEA and EIA, using a range of good practice examples. It focuses on improving communication between SEA and EIA: getting SEA practitioners to write SEAs with EIAs in mind, and EIA practitioners to refer to SEAs in their EIA Reports. It also identifies institutional issues that can set a context which restricts tiering, including ‘silo assessment’, lack of training, and restrictive legal requirements.

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Research 391: Tiering of Environmental Assessment – The Influence of Strategic Environmental Assessment on Project-level Environmental Impact Assessment

Authors: Ainhoa González Del Campo, Riki Thérivel and Keletso Malepe, September 2021

Year: 2021

Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) aim to identify and mitigate environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of plans and programmes before they are adopted. This research was based on a literature review, interviews with 28 international and Irish experts, and a review of 19 Irish case studies. The research identified a range of good practice approaches to impact assessment tiering, which can be summarised as better communication between SEA and EIA practitioners.

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Clare Island Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 25/06/21 at Clare Island Public Drinking Water Supply

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Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 23/06/21 at Cavanhill Public Drinking Water Supply

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Edenderry Public Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 02/07/21 at Edenderry Public Drinking Water Supply

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Clonbullogue Public Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 02/07/21 at Clonbullogue Public Drinking Water Supply

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Nenagh Regional Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 07/07/21 at Nenagh Regional Drinking Water Supply

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Mountain Stage Public Drinking Water Supply July 2021

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 15/07/21 at Mountain Stage Public Drinking Water Supply

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - August 2021

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for August 2021, September 2021

Year: 2021

Hydrology Summary Bulletin for August 2021 outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland

EPA Performance Delivery Agreement 2021 - 2023

Year: 2021

Performance Delivery Agreement 2021 - 2023 between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

EPA Oversight Agreement 2021-2023

Oversight Agreement 2021-2023 , September 2021

Year: 2021

Oversight Agreement 2021-2023 between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

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Research 390: Nitrogen–Sulfur Critical Loads: Assessment of the Impacts of Air Pollution on Habitats

Authors: Julian Aherne, Kayla Wilkins and Hazel Cathcart, September 2021

Year: 2021

Air pollution can have unacceptable impacts on the natural environment. In particular, elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition can result in changes to the plant communities of natural and seminatural ecosystems, resulting in decreases in plant biodiversity. This project developed empirical critical loads of nutrient nitrogen for 17 Annex I habitats. The project analysis suggests that habitats within the Atlantic biogeographic region have critical loads at the low end or lower than existing UNECE recommended ranges for European habitats.

EPA Job application form for the post of Senior Scientific Officer (Level 2) Nuclear Safety

Year: 2021

EPA Job application form for the post of Senior Scientific Officer (Level 2) Nuclear Safety

Eolaí Sinsearach (Leibhéal 2) sa tSábháilteacht Núicléach

Uimh. Phoist 000126, September 2021

Year: 2021

Comhlíonfaidh an té an cheapfar ról an Eolaí Shinsearaigh (Leibhéal 2) sa tSábháilteacht Núicléach ar an gClár Comhshaoil agus Sláinte, agus tuairisceoidh sé don Bhainisteoir Cláir.