Assessment of the Impact on Ireland of the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Year: 2012

This report presents the results of environmental monitoring carried out in 2011 following the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (NPP) in Japan and subsequent releases of radioactivity.

Nitrates Directive Article 10 Report for Ireland for the Period 2008-2011

Council Directive of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (91/676/EEC), June 2012

Year: 2012

This report provides the information from Ireland to the European Commission, as required under Article 10 of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC), with respect to the fifth reporting period (2008-2011). The report comprises: a description, with maps, of the evolution of water quality in groundwater and surface waters; a statement on the adoption of a Whole Territory Approach with respect to the designation of nitrate vulnerable zones; a summary of agricultural activities and an account of the implementation of the agricultural Code of Good Practice and a summary of the principal measures and an evaluation of the National Action Programme for limiting nitrate inputs from agricultural sources.

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Guidance on the Authorisation of Discharges to Groundwater

Version 1 - December 2011 , June 2011

Year: 2011

This provides a framework for the criteria considered important for granting or refusing an authorisation for discharge to groundwater. It addresses risk screening, appropriate levels of technical assessment, prediction of impact on groundwater quality and appropriate monitoring for different types and scales of discharges.

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Guidance on the Authorisation of Discharges to Groundwater

Version 1 - December 2011, April 2011

Year: 2011

This provides a framework for the criteria considered important for granting or refusing an authorisation for discharge to groundwater. It addresses risk screening, appropriate levels of technical assessment, prediction of impact on groundwater quality and appropriate monitoring for different types and scales of discharges.

Guidance for Reporting of Agglomerations and designated Major Roads inside Agglomerations under the Environmental Noise Regulations

Year: 2011

A “major road” is defined as a road with an annual total bi-directional flow during 2016 above 3,000,000 vehicle passages per year, approximately 8,220 vehicle passages per average 24 hours.

EPA Guidance Note for Strategic Noise Mapping

Year: 2011

Guidance note on the development of strategic noise maps under the Environmental Noise Regulations.

Guidance Note on Noise Assessment of Wind Turbine Operations at EPA Licensed Sites (NG3)

Year: 2011

This Guidance Note is intended to allow IPPC or waste licence holders to determine if their own sites are suitable for wind turbine development with respect to noise nuisance.

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3rd Bin Commercial Waste Bin Characterisation Report

Year: 2010

As a follow-on to the Municipal Waste Characterisation 2008 Surveys (EPA contract NWPP-2007-26), the EPA commissioned RPS to develop biodegradable and packaging factors for residual waste from 3- bin collection systems from commercial origin. This report presents the results of this work.

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Poorly Productive Aquifers - Monitoring Installations and Conceptual Understanding

Year: 2010

A step by step guide to the establishment and installation of monitoring catchments in poorly productive aquifers. The document provides information on the project background and approach, borehole drilling, the construction and installation of wells and the hydrological characteristics of each catchment.

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National Waste Report 2008

Year: 2009

This report presents information on waste generation and management in 2008. It covers waste generated by households, commercial premises and industrial operators, as well as waste exported abroad. The report also highlights trends in waste generation and management and illustrates progress towards recovery and recycling targets. The online version was revised in January 2011 to correct errata.

Tuarascáil Náisiúnta Dramhaíola 2008

Tuarascáil Náisiúnta Dramhaíola 2008

Year: 2009

Cuireann an tuarascáil seo faisnéis maidir le giniúint agus bainistiú dramhaíola i 2008. Clúdaíonn sé dramhaíl a ghintear ag teaghlaigh, tráchtála agus oibreoirí tionscail, chomh maith le dramhaíl a onnmhairiú thar lear. An tuarascáil béim freisin ar threochtaí i giniúint dramhaíola agus bainistíochta agus léiríonn dul chun cinn i dtreo spriocanna a aisghabháil agus a athchúrsáil.

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National Waste Report 2007

Year: 2009

his report presents information on waste generation and management in 2007, on waste management infrastructure and on initiatives towards waste prevention and recovery. It covers waste generated by householders, commercial premises, as well as waste exported abroad. The report also highlights trends in waste generation and management and illustrates progress towards recovery targets.

Register of former mine sites and tailings ponds (1996)

Year: 2009

Register of former mine sites and tailings ponds (1996)

Historic Mine Sites - Inventory and Risk Classification Volume 1

Year: 2009

This joint project created an inventory of Irelands Historic Mine Sites. The investigations assess the potential risk posed by these sites to humans, animal health and the surrounding environment.

EPA Guidance Note for Noise Action Planning

Year: 2009

Guidance note on the development of noise action plans under the Environmental Noise Regulations

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National Waste Report 2006

Year: 2008

This report presents information on waste generation and management in 2006, on waste management infrastructure and on initiatives towards waste prevention and recovery. It covers waste generated by householders, commercial premises and industrial operations. The report also highlights trends in waste generation and management and illustrates progress towards recovery targets.

2008 - State of the Environment Report

Year: 2008

This fourth state of the environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissions, waste, chemicals, land, soil, biodiversity and environmental noise.

National Hazardous Waste Management Plan 2008-2012

Year: 2008

The National Hazardous Waste Management Plan is prepared and published by the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with section 26 of the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2008. The first Plan, originally published in 2001, will be replaced by this Plan, published in 2008.

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Municipal waste characterisation 2008 - Methodology Review

Year: 2008

A report on the methodology review carried out for the EPA's municipal waste characterisation study 2008.

Article 11 Webform Information

Year: 2008

Article 11 Webform Information

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