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Questions on Promised Legislation (23 May 2018)

Michael Collins: ...attracted walkers from all over the globe. It may also affect access to a local graveyard where locals have been buried for hundreds of years. Fáilte Ireland, Cork County Council, Leader and the EPA have funded grants for these walks down through the years. Tomorrow night the public of Castlefreke, Clonakilty, Rosscarbery and surrounding areas will hold a public meeting to save...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Protection Agency (23 May 2018)

Willie O'Dea: 171. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to remove the immunity from prosecution provided to the EPA in section 15 of the EPA Act of 1992, as was recommended by the Ombudsman in 2011; his views on whether one of the key weaknesses in the operations of the EPA is its immunity from prosecution (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Hazardous Waste Removal (22 May 2018)

Michael Creed: My Department was originally tasked with taking responsibility for the submission of an application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regularise the licensing status of the East Tip of Haulbowline Island in relation to the hazardous waste deposited on this site.  The requirement for a waste licence at the East Tip arises from the outstanding measures necessary to comply...

Questions on Promised Legislation (17 May 2018)

Simon Coveney: It is not all bad news, by a long shot. The EPA report on bathing water in Ireland in 2017-----

Questions on Promised Legislation (16 May 2018)

Jackie Cahill: A report was published in 2000 into the presence and influence of lead in the Silvermines area in County Tipperary. In January 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, had concluded that the Gortmore tailings pond site represented a perpetual risk to human health and the environment. The then Department of Environment and Local Government spent a considerable amount of money...

Seanad: Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (15 May 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Denis Naughten: ...of radiological functions from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment as directed by the Government when the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment was established. The Bill also includes amendments relating to ministerial powers to make regulations to establish and maintain...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Management (15 May 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...Agency. I have no function in relation either to the setting of operating conditions or to their enforcement. It is a key aspect of the legislation, passed by the Oireachtas, to establish the EPA, that the Agency is entirely independent of the Minister in the exercise of its functions. Comprehensive detail on EPA licences is available on the EPA’s website atand further information...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Landfill Sites (15 May 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...60(3) of that Act, I am precluded from exercising any power or control in relation to the performance, in specific cases, by a local authority of their statutory functions under the Act. However, my Department has and will continue to engage with the three Regional Waste Management Planning Lead Authorities and other environmental regulatory bodies on the issue of managing construction...

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (8 May 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...at official level on a range of nuclear matters between Ireland and the UK. The contact is formalised in the biannual meetings of the UK-Ireland contact group on radiological matters. This group includes departmental officials and representatives of the regulatory bodies, the United Kingdom's Office for Nuclear Regulation and our Environmental Protection Agency office of radiological...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Environmental Impact of Fiscal Instruments: Discussion (8 May 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

...of the taxation of motor fuels. I was the lead author of the report which was completed while I was still at the ESRI. The research which was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, sought to assess the extent to which fiscal instruments in Ireland, particularly those not specifically aimed at achieving environmental goals, had environmental impacts. The premise for the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: EU Regulations (2 May 2018)

Peter Burke: ...7 December 2017 and 631 of 27 March 2018, when the European Union (Licensing of Large-Scale Extraction of Peat) Regulations 2016 will be commenced; the status of interactions to date between his Department, the EPA and the Office of the Attorney General in relation to the regulations; the outstanding issues which are delaying matters; if stakeholders have been briefed on delays on enacting...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Environmental Protection Agency Licences (1 May 2018) See 3 other results from this debate

Kieran O'Donnell: I welcome the Minister of State to the House.Today I am raising the issue of the licensing of heavy industries, in particular the licence application made to the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, by Irish Cement with regard to its facility in Mungret in my own constituency of Limerick City. The context is that Mungret is now a highly built-up residential area, unlike other locations in...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Management (1 May 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...Protection Agency enforcement action is initiated. Enforcement action against illegal waste activity is a matter for the local authorities and the Office of Environmental Enforcement of the EPA as appropriate. Underpinning waste enforcement is state funding for waste enforcement officers. I have made €9 million available from the Environment Fund this year to support the Waste...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Wastewater Treatment (1 May 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Mattie McGrath: 447. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if local authorities are obliged to comply with the EPA guidelines for wastewater treatment when purchasing a one-off home in the open countryside for their tenants; if local authorities are obliged to ensure the wastewater treatment system of a one-off home in the open countryside is sufficient for the proposed occupancy of...

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (26 Apr 2018) See 7 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: Amendments Nos. 10, 16, 23 and 24 have been ruled out of order, which I do not understand. The amendments relate to the function of the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, in terms of managing the risks from radon, which is a radiological protection risk. I understand that an amendment which does not relate to the purpose of the Bill may be ruled out of order but the aforementioned...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (26 Apr 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Catherine Murphy: Or by the EPA or whatever.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (26 Apr 2018)

Michael Creed: ...an innovative Government/industry collaborative initiative and a new approach to achieving improvements in water quality and wider sustainability. It involves the establishment and joint funding between my Department, the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government (DHPLG) and the Dairy Industry of a resource of 30 Agricultural Sustainability Advisors. These Advisors will...

Other Questions: Waste Disposal (25 Apr 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...of this year we will not have enough capacity in the country to meet demand. That is why this group has been set up. There is currently engagement with the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, looking at possible uses for some of this waste and a licensing regime must be gone through. I understand the EPA is currently awaiting information from the Construction Industry Federation on...

Other Questions: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (25 Apr 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...EU targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 2030 will be extremely challenging. The latest projections of greenhouse gas emissions, published by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, in April 2017, indicate that emissions from those sectors of the economy covered by Ireland's 2020 targets could be between 4% and 6% below 2005 levels by 2020 in the context of a target...

Other Questions: Bioenergy Strategy (25 Apr 2018)

Brian Stanley: ...a quarter of the way towards meeting our obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the programme for Government, we are supposed to reduce emissions by 20% by 2020. According to the EPA, however, the best case scenario now is 4% or 5%. The programme for Government states, "We will support the transition of peat power plants to greater amounts of biomass, and we will work...

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