Latest Submissions and Position Papers

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EPA submission: Shared Vision, Forest Strategy & Forestry Programme (EPA Ref: EPAC-0122)

Year: 2022

EPA input to the early stage of strategy development by the Shared Vision, Forest Strategy and Forestry Programme.

EPA submission to the consultation on developing a Hydrogen Strategy for Ireland (EPAC-2122)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. In its submission, the EPA welcomes the prioritisation of the development of an integrated hydrogen strategy for Ireland in line with Ireland’s Climate Action Plan. It also welcomes the prioritisation of green hydrogen production, sustainably produced from renewable sources.

EPA submission: Review of the National Adaptation Framework (EPA Ref: EPAC-1622)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the consultation from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications regarding the Review of the National Adaptation Framework.

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.

EPA submission to the consultation on Ireland's Marine Strategy Framework Directive Marine Strategy Part 3: Programme of Measures (EPA ref: EPAC-0922)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Marine Strategy Part 3: Programme of Measures. This response focuses mainly on highlighting relevant assessments in the EPA’s recent State of Environment report and includes specific comments on Descriptors 8 and 9.

EPA submission to the consultation on the Clean Air Strategy (EPAC-0822)

Year: 2022

EPA submission in response to the public consultation by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). In its submission, the EPA notes that air pollution presents the biggest environmental health risk and is a global threat leading to large impacts on ecosystems in Ireland and right across Europe. The EPA considers these points as critical to the success of the draft Strategy: 1) World Health Organisation Guidelines 2021 2) Consistent and increased enforcement and 3) Implementation.

EPA submission on the draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027 and associated SEA Environmental Report

Year: 2022

EPA submission to public consultation by Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027 and associated SEA environmental report.

EPA submission on Ireland’s draft Fifth Nitrates Action Programme and associated SEA Environmental Report

Year: 2022

EPA submission to public consultation by Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the draft Ireland’s Fifth Nitrates Action Programme and associated SEA environmental report.

EPA submission on the 4th review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme - 2nd consultation (EPA ref: EPAC-3621)

Year: 2021

This EPA submission, made on 17 September 2021, relates to the second-stage consultation about measures being considered as part of the fourth review of the Nitrates Action Programme by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It builds on the EPA submission made in February 2021 on the first-stage consultation (EPAC-0121), and previous submissions on the interim review of the nitrates action programme in 2019, the Agrifood2030 strategy (now known as FoodVision2030) and the Agclimatise strategy. The EPA has also provided a submission to support the scoping for the Strategic Environmental Assessment.

EPA submission on the proposed Circular Economy Strategy (EPA ref: EPAC-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 is expected to be a significant driver of the transition to a carbon neutral economy and opportunity for sustainable economic growth.

EPA submission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan consultation, August 2021 (EPA ref: EPAC-3521)

Year: 2021

EPA submission on early consultation about the development of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan (to provide feedback on the outline composition of the proposed interventions). This EPA submission should be read in conjunction with the EPA's submission on the Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping for the plan, dated 13th April 2021.

EPA submission on the Agri Food Strategy 2030 (EPA ref: EPAC-0821)

Year: 2021

EPA submission on the draft chapters “Executive Synthesis” and “Chapter on a Climate Smart and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Sector” in the Agri Food Strategy 2030.

EPA submission to the consultation on Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network (EPA ref: EPAC-0921)

Year: 2021

EPA submission to the public consultation by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the expert advisory group report entitled “Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network". In general terms, MPAs are geographically defined maritime areas with certain protections for conservation purposes. The Government aims to designate 30% of our maritime area as MPAs by 2030. Currently our MPA coverage is at 2.13%.

EPA submission to the consultation on the National Research and Innovation Strategy (EPA ref: EPAC-3121)

Year: 2021

EPA submission to the consultation by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science on the next national Research and Innovation Strategy that will run to 2027.

Climate Action Plan 2021 (EPA Ref: EPAC-1121.01)

Year: 2021

The EPA's submission to assist in the preparation of Ireland's Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to becoming a climate-neutral economy and resilient society by 2050.

EPA submission to Pre-Draft Consultation on the National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy (EPA ref: EPAC-1221)

Year: 2021

The EPA's submission to assist in the preparation of the National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy by the three Regional Waste Management Planning Lead Authorities.

Draft Agri-Food Strategy 2030 and SEA Environmental Report

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission on the Draft/ER for Draft Agri-Food Strategy 2030 and SEA Environmental Report

National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland (NIFTI)

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission on the Draft Plan/ER for National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland (NIFTI) and SEA Environmental Report

EPA submission on the SEA Scoping for 3rd Cycle of the River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission on the SEA Scoping for 3rd Cycle of the River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027

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