Latest Submissions and Position Papers

in: Corporate

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 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

EPA submission on the SEA Scoping for the CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission on the SEA Scoping for the CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027

EPA submission to the strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) (EPA Ref: EPAC-0421)

Year: 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency welcomes the opportunity to provide an input to the strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The NPWS is an important stakeholder of the EPA, with whom we cooperate and coordinate on a number of common work areas in the interest of protecting the environment in Ireland.

EPA submission on Irish Water's National Water Resources Plan

Year: 2021

EPA submission on Irish Water's National Water Resources Plan

EPA submission on the fourth review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme (Our Ref. EPAC-0121)

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission, issued on 05 February 2021, in response to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage's consultation on the Fourth Review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme.

Shared Island Consultation: Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities (EPA ref: EPAC-0621)

Year: 2021

This is the EPA submission, issued on 5 March 2021, in response to the Shared Island Consultation Paper on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC).

Gas Network Ireland Network Implementation Plan 2019

Year: 2020

This is the EPA submission on the Draft Plan/ER Gas Network Ireland Network Implementation Plan 2019 and associated SEA Environmental Report.

EPA Submission on Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland

Year: 2020

This is an EPA submission on the Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland

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