Latest Publications

Scientific Officer I – Analytical Chemist

Post Number 000218, August 2022

Year: 2022

The successful candidate will fulfil the role of Scientific Officer I (Level 3) Analytical Chemist, carrying out a leadership role in a high performing laboratory as part of a team that helps deliver on the EPA’s strategic goals.

Statutory Notice - Retailers of Batteries only

Year: 2022

Sample statutory notice for retailers of batteries only (i.e. where the retailer does not also sell EEE).

Statutory Notice - Retailers of EEE and Batteries

Year: 2022

Sample statutory notice for retailers of EEE and batteries.

Instruction note and screening tool for the assessment of odour emissions from Intensive Agriculture pig installations

Year: 2022

This instruction note provides a methodology to applicants on how to predict and assess odour emissions from intensive agriculture pig rearing installations. The methodology includes an excel based screening tool, which can be used in conjunction with the instruction note. The screening tool is available to download on this page. Please note that Excel version 2007 or higher is required to run the tool without loss of functionality.

The Batteries Regulations - Guidance for Retailers of Industrial and Automotive Batteries

Year: 2022

This guidance document will assist retailers and distributors of industrial and automotive batteries to comply with the European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 283 of 2014) – the Batteries Regulations.

Statutory Notice - Retailers of EEE only

Year: 2022

Sample statutory notice for retailers of EEE only (i.e. where the retailer does not also sell batteries).

WEEE and Batteries - Guidance for the retail sector on EPA inspections

Year: 2022

This document provides guidance on what to expect when the EPA carries out an inspection at your retail premises to assess compliance with the WEEE and Batteries Regulations.

Hydrology Bulletin Cover July 2022

Hydrology Summary Bulletin - July 2022

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for July 2022, August 2022

Year: 2022

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

Guidance for Retailers and Distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries

Year: 2022

This document provides guidance to those who are selling EEE and/or batteries at a retail or distributor premises. It addresses obligations under the WEEE and Batteries Regulations.

Compliance Guidance Leaflet - Quick Start Guide for retailers of EEE and Batteries

What do retailers need to know?, August 2022

Year: 2022

A two page guidance leaflet for retailers on the WEEE and Batteries Regulations.

Air Pollution Appeal - John Madden and Sons Limited E0007-01

These documents outline the decision made by the Environmental Protection Agency in relation to an Appeal regarding a decision made by Galway County Council (ref. AP13/20) to grant a licence under the Air Pollution Act 1987, as amended, to John Madden and Sons Ltd. , August 2022

Year: 2022

Report cover 418

Research 418: Built Environment Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Authors: Mark Scott, Louise Burns, Mick Lennon and Oliver Kinnane, August 2022

Year: 2022

Climate change risks present a clear challenge for Ireland’s built environment. Adaptation is the critical second pillar of climate action alongside mitigation. This needs an urgent whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach. There is significant scope for increasing policy coherency towards adaptation through the planning system, building control, building regulation performance requirements, industry standards and building design specifications.

Oifigeach Eolaíochta I (Leibhéal 3) An Rúnaíocht Aeráide

Uimhir Phoist 000229, August 2022

Year: 2022

Beidh an tOifigeach Eolaíoch I (Leibhéal 3) ina bhall foirne d’fhoireann Rúnaíocht an EPA a thacóidh - trí sheirbhísí anailíseacha, teicniúla agus corparáideacha - le feidhmeanna na Comhairle Comhairleach um Athrú Aeráide arna gceapadh ag an Rialtas.

Scientific Officer I (Level 3) Climate Secretariat

Post Number 000229, August 2022

Year: 2022

The Scientific Officer I (Level 3) will be a member of a team of staff in the EPA Secretariat supporting - via analytical, technical and corporate services - the functions of the Government appointed Climate Change Advisory Council.

Report cover 417

Research 417: Assessment of the Environmental and Health Impacts Arising from Mercury-free Dental Restorative Materials

Authors: Máiréad Harding, Timothy Sullivan, Hannah Binner, Naghmeh Kamali and Martina Hayes, July 2022

Year: 2022

The United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international regulatory framework that aims to protect human health and the global environment from the harmful effects of mercury. This research identified that very little literature exists on the environmental and health impacts of mercury-free dental restorative materials. It identified small particles from the mercury-free dental restorative materials in dental wastewater (DWW) and says it is essential to consider enhanced capture of small particles from DWW as a priority.

Environmental Performance Report 2017-2020 cover

EPA's Environmental Performance Report 2017-2020

Year: 2022

This report is a summary of the significant progress which the EPA has made in environmental performance over the period 2010 to 2020, with particular emphasis on the years 2017 to 2020.

EPA submission: DAFM consultation on Better Regulation of Food (To-Be Report) (EPA Ref: EPAC-2022)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the consultation on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine regarding the implementation of the Food Safety and Food Authenticity Strategy and the proposed ‘To-Be’ Report on a Reform Programme for the Better Regulation of Food in Ireland.

Report cover 416

Research 416: Development and Application of Monte Carlo Models for High-purity Germanium Gamma Spectrometry

Authors: Luis León Vintró and Niall Murphy, July 2022

Year: 2022

The aim of this research project was to develop and implement suitable Monte Carlo calibration methods for the assay of natural and artificial radionuclides using HPGe gamma spectrometers. A software application was developed as part of this project. The application makes use of a set of nominal input parameters describing an HPGe detector, together with experimentally determined full-energy peak efficiencies for a range of radionuclides in a variety of counting geometries, to produce an optimised model of the detector by applying suitable optimisation algorithms without any further user intervention.

Purchase Orders Quarter 2 2022 Over €20K

Year: 2022

The public sector reform plan required that all Departments and Agencies start publishing quarterly reports on-line detailing purchase orders of value greater than €20,000. The EPA purchase orders over €20,000 for Quarter 2 2022.

Oifigigh Eolaíoch I (Leibhéal 3) Astógálaí Uisce Agus Luaidhe Slándála

Uimhir Phoist: 000228, July 2022

Year: 2022

Tá an EPA ag earcú Oifigeach Eolaíoch I, Astarraingtí Uisce agus Luaidhe Screamhuisce.