Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Results 1-20 of 2,281 for epa

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (23 Jan 2018)

Damien English: I thank the committee for affording me the opportunity to present these three sets of proposed regulations. I also thank the committee for allowing me to bring along colleagues from my Department and from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. We are all here to answer questions, if at all possible, later. In the context of exempted development, each of the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Scrutiny of the Waste Reduction Bill 2017 (17 Jan 2018) See 9 other results from this debate

...a significant proportion of the cost of dealing with the waste management of the product they supply. In Ireland, this has been done very effectively through a producer-funded compliance scheme operated by Repak. Similar schemes operate in other waste streams such as waste electronic and electrical goods, batteries, farm plastics and, most recently, end-of-life vehicles and tyres. In a...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Investigations (17 Jan 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...the Sandyford interchange, the measured NO2 concentrations are below the limits set out within the Air Quality Standards Regulations. At the monitoring station in the eastern quadrant of the N4/M50 interchange, six separate locations have been monitored. At five of these locations, the measured NO2 concentrations are below the limits set out within the Air Quality Standards Regulations....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy: Discussion (16 Jan 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

...plan measures, it is important to recall that when the mitigation plan was published in July of last year, it set out a range of measures which were already in place across Government for four separate sectors - electricity, the built environment, transport and agriculture - to address greenhouse gas emissions. It also identified a number of other measures on which work was continuing....

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Foreshore Issues (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre is one of the six designated Fishery Harbour Centres which are owned, managed and maintained by my Department under Statute. The disposal at sea referred to is associated with Capital Dredging Works being carried out by the Department at Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre, to improve navigation channel access to the pier and to improve vessel manoeuvrability within...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Schemes (16 Jan 2018)

Denis Naughten: A Dairy Sector Pilot Project run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in collaboration with Teagasc, and funded by my Department, was conducted in 2017.  It targeted areas of high energy use and supported installation of variable speed drives on vacuum pumps and milk pumps in milking parlours which can reduce energy consumption considerably on a...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Recycling Policy (16 Jan 2018)

Denis Naughten: .... Ireland has met and exceeded the overall packaging waste recovery rate and the recycling rate targets since they came into force. The most recent Waste Packaging Statistics for Ireland, published by the EPA in May 2016, show that Ireland’s recovery rate has gone from 70% in 2009 to 88% in 2013; and Ireland’s recycling rate has gone from 65% in 2009 to 70% in 2013. My role...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Illegal Dumping (16 Jan 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...on indictment and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years. My role, as Minister, is to provide the legislative and policy framework under which both local authority and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement action against illegal dumping is initiated. Enforcement action against illegal waste activity is a matter for the local authorities and the Office of Environmental...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Air Pollution (16 Jan 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...(Directive 2004/107/EC of 15 December 2004). These Directives also include rules on how Member States should monitor, assess and manage ambient air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with co-ordinating and managing the monitoring programme.Under the Directives, EU Member States must designate "zones" for the purpose of managing air quality.  For Ireland, four...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (14 Dec 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...Government going to respond to the climate advisory committee's damning criticism of our national mitigation plan? We are not doing anything, it seems. The latest Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, figures show our emissions rising across all sectors, particularly in transport. The plan within the national planning framework is all about inter-urban motorways. There are no public...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Change Advisory Council (14 Dec 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...part-time capacity, four of whom are ex-officio members. The overall costs associated with the operation of the Advisory Council are provided for through the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is funded, in part, through my Department’s Vote.   Ordinary members of the Advisory Council receive an annual remuneration of €9,800, with the Chair...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Departmental Expenditure (14 Dec 2017)

Denis Naughten: I propose to take Questions Nos. 601 and 604 together. The policy of selection and contracting of photography services for my Department is carried out as part of competitive procurement processes in line with Office of Government Procurement guidelines. Where possible, every effort is made to minimise costs The following table sets out the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Consultancy Contracts Data (14 Dec 2017)

Eoghan Murphy: ...ARUP Consulting Engineers Study in respect of provision of fire detection and alarms systems in dwellings. Not intended for publication.  It is a technical report, to inform work in the Department. €29,935 2011 Barrow Archaeological Services Archaeological reports on Met Éireann site at Valentia. Not intended for publication as it is a technical report...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Coillte's Annual Report for 2016 and Climate Change: Discussion (12 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Richard Boyd Barrett: ...down from 24% in 2014 to 19% currently. To what extent is Coillte contributing to the worsening of the situation where broadleaf planting is concerned? The recent Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, report also refers to deforestation. It points to deforestation resulting from a number of factors. One of the significant factors it refers to is wind farms, in which Coillte plays a...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Cost of Doing Business in Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (12 Dec 2017)

...to travel up to 100 km outside the city for disposal. One can imagine the cost of that, as well as travelling through congested traffic. We are negotiating with the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to reduce costs in this regard. We all have to live with taxation. However, the issue of VAT on residential housing...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Staff Data (12 Dec 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department provides the secretariat to the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) as part of the work of the Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy Division. The ESC is chaired by an official from my Department at senior management level. In total, eight Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) staff are represented on the Committee, drawing together expertise from...

Climate Change: Statements (7 Dec 2017) See 6 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: .... Emissions, around the time we were involved in government, went down 15%. I accept half of it, or slightly more, was probably to do with the recession, but the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, made an assessment that half of it was due to the fact that at that time there was political commitment in government behind the change. We can do this. My experience is when we get the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: EU Regulations (7 Dec 2017)

Eoghan Murphy: My Department is currently progressing draft Regulations under the European Communities Act 1972 that will establish a revised regulatory regime in respect of large-scale peat extraction, under the proposed title of the European Union (Licensing of Large-Scale Extraction of Peat) Regulations. Under the proposed new arrangements, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be required...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (6 Dec 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Michael Creed: ...Senators will have heard from my colleague, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Deputy Denis Naughten, our first national mitigation plan was published in July. As my Department covers one of the key sectors involved in that process, I am very pleased to present the annual transition statement for the agriculture, forest and land-use sector and, in particular,...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Climate Change Policy (29 Nov 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Brendan Howlin: Deputy Eamon Ryan has already put on the record of the House the fact that the EPA has shown this week that our emissions increased by 3.5% this year due to increased activity in dairy, energy and transport. It may have escaped national focus because of political controversy in recent days but because of that, this nation is facing fines of at least €455 million, which is an enormous...

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person