EPA Submission on the draft Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II and associated SEA Environmental Report

Year: 2023

EPA Submission on the draft Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II and associated SEA Environmental Report.

Purchase Orders Quarter 1 2023 over €20,000

Year: 2023

The Public Sector Reform Plan required that all Departments and Agencies start publishing quarterly reports on-line detailing purchase orders of a value greater than €20000. The EPA purchase orders over €20000 for Q1-2023

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EPA 2022 in Review

Year: 2023

This review of 2022 reports on our steps toward driving action on climate, promoting sustainable consumption and production, and working relentlessly to achieve a clean, healthy environment.

EPA submission: Past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework programmes 2014-2027 (EPA Ref: EPAC-0123)

Year: 2023

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation on the European Research and Innovation (R&I) Framework Programmes 2014-2027 and the Strategic Plan of Horizon Europe (2025-2027). The EPA has been funding environmental research since 1994. In our response, we strongly advocate for continued and strengthened importance being placed on research for policy and knowledge transfer to support the development and implementation of robust policy. We also summarise key areas where the EPA has been active within the European R&I Framework Programmes and the development of the European Research Area (ERA).

Advisory Committee Meeting 11th January 2023

Year: 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes held on 11th January 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting 28th October 2022

Year: 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes held on 28th October 2022

EPA submission: Bioeconomy Action Plan Consultation and Discussion Document (EPA Ref: EPAC-3022)

Year: 2023

EPA submission in response to the consultation by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the Bioeconomy Action Plan Consultation and Discussion Document. Submissions will help inform the final content of the Bioeconomy Action Plan 2023 – 2025 and longer-term policy development in relation to the bioeconomy.

FOI Disclosure Log to end December 2022

Details of non-personal requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, February 2023

Year: 2023

Details of non-personal requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, published on a quarterly basis.

DRAFT National End-of-Waste Decision EoW-N001/2023 of 31 January 2023

Year: 2023

DRAFT National End-of-Waste Decision EoW-N001/2023 of 31 January 2023 establishing criteria determining when recycled aggregate ceases to be waste under Regulation 27 of the European Union (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 – 2022

DRAFT EXPLANATORY NOTE ON NATIONAL END-OF-WASTE DECISION FOR RECYCLED AGGREGATES

Year: 2023

DRAFT EXPLANATORY NOTE ON NATIONAL END-OF-WASTE DECISION FOR RECYCLED AGGREGATES. DECISION REFERENCE NO: EOW-N001/2023

Annexes to the Performance Delivery Agreement - Updated for 2022

Year: 2023

In line with the Performance Delivery Agreement in place between the EPA and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and between the EPA and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Annexes to that agreement were updated for 2022.

EPA submission: NPWS Draft Strategy Statement 2023-2025 (EPAC-2622)

Year: 2023

EPA submission in response to the Public Strategy Consultation by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on its Draft Strategy Statement 2023-2025. In the submission the EPA recognises the need for an appropriately resourced and focused NPWS, with clearly defined strategic priorities and objectives, in the context of the urgent biodiversity and climate crises. The NPWS is an important stakeholder of the EPA’s. We cooperate and coordinate on several common work areas in the interest of protecting Ireland’s environment. Points raised in the submission include those on collaboration, implementation and enforcement of legislation, the Natura 2000 network and regulatory processes. Further observations are included in an Appendix.

EPA submission Arterial Drainage Maintenance Activities 2022-2027

Year: 2023

EPA submission relating to the draft Arterial Drainage Maintenance Activities 2022-2027 and associated SEA environmental report. Published 23rd Jan 2023.

Purchase Orders Quarter 4 2022 over €20,000

Year: 2023

The Public Sector Reform Plan required that all Departments and Agencies start publishing quarterly reports on-line detailing purchase orders of a value greater than €20000. The EPA purchase orders over €20000 for Q4-2022

EPA submission: the Sustainable Tourism Policy (EPA ref: EPAC-2822)

Year: 2023

EPA submission in response to the initial consultation by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media on a Sustainable Tourism Policy. In its submission, the EPA welcomes the opportunity for Ireland, through the Policy, to continue to move towards a more environmentally sustainable tourism sector. It emphasises the importance of the new Policy aligning with and supporting the delivery of Ireland’s existing national commitments regarding environmental protection, as set out in plans and programmes such as the National Planning Framework and the Climate Action Plan 2021. The EPA states that it is important to ensure that environmental protection is prioritised in all aspects of the development of this new tourism policy. The provision of adequate critical infrastructure, promotion of a circular economy and support towards achieving the 2050 Climate Neutrality goal should all be central to the development of the new policy.

EPA submission: the Fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan (EPA ref: EPAC-2422)

Year: 2023

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan. The submission includes some general points for consideration as well as more specific observations on the Draft Plan.

EPA submission: Horticulture Strategy consultation (EPA ref: EPAC-2722)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the development of a national Horticulture Strategy. General observations are set out in the submission letter, while specific comments on the “Opportunities for the Irish Horticultural Sector” report are included in the Appendix.

EPA submission Draft Ireland’s Forest Strategy Implementation Plan and SEA Environmental Report

Year: 2022

EPA submission on the Draft Ireland’s Forest Strategy Implementation Plan and associated SEA Environmental Report.

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