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ABP

Planning Board (An Bord Pleanála), Ireland

AER

Annual Environmental Report

ARC

Audit and Risk Committee

ARERA

Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente), Italy

ASN

Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorité de sûreté nucléaire), France

BATs

Best Available Techniques

BI

Behavioural insights

C&AG

Comptroller and Auditor General

CAFE

Clean Air for Europe

CCAC

Climate Change Advisory Council

CEO

Chief executive officer

CI

Compliance investigation

CNH

National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos), Mexico

CO2

Carbon dioxide

COP

Conference of the Parties

CRU

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

CSO

Central Statistics Office

CTA

Canadian Transportation Agency

DAFM

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

DBEI

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

DCCAE

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

DHPLG

Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government

DPER

Department for Public Expenditure and Reform

DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions

EEA

European Environment Agency

EC

Executive Committee

EDEN

Environmental Data Exchange Network

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIAR

Environmental Impact Assessment Report

ELV

End of Life Vehicles

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERC

Executive Risk Committee

ERSAR

Portugal’s Water and Waste Services Regulatory Authority

ETS

Emissions Trading Scheme

EU

European Union

EUR

Euros

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community

FPN

Fixed Payment Notice

FSAI

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

GMOs

Genetically modified organisms

HFCs

Hydrofluorocarbons

HHI

Herfindahl Hirschman Index

HIQA

Health Information and Quality Authority

HR

Human resources

HRD

Human Resources Development

HSA

Health and Safety Authority

HSE

Health Services Executive

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IED

Industrial Emissions Directive

IEN

Irish Environment Network

IFA

Irish Farmers Association

IPC

Integrated Pollution Control

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

KPIs

Key performance indicators

LAWPRO

Local Authority Waters Programme

LEMA

Licensing, Enforcement, Monitoring and Assessment

MLN

Management and Leadership Network

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

NCMC

National Co-ordination & Management Committee

NDC

Nationally determined contribution

NER

Network of Economic Regulators

NGO

Non-governmental organisation

NIECE

Network for Ireland’s Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

NIR

Non-ionising radiation

NPDWAG

National Pesticides in Drinking Water Action Group

NRGI

Natural Resource Governance Institute

NTFSO

National Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Office

NTIG

National Technical Implementation Group

NWCPO

National Waste Collection Permit Office

NWPC

National Waste Prevention Committee

OCCS

Office of Communications and Corporate Services

ODS

Ozone depleting substances

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OEA

Office of Environmental Assessment

OEE

Office of Environmental Enforcement

OES

Office of Environmental Sustainability

ORM

Office of Radiation Protection and Environmental Monitoring

PAC

Public Accounts Committee

PAFER

Performance assessment framework for economic regulators

PCQA

Water quality testing programmes

PDA

Performance Delivery Agreement

PDO

Protected Disclosures Officer

PMDS

Performance Management and Development System

POPs

Persistent Organics Pollutions

RAL

Remedial Action List

RBMP

River Basin Management Plan

RPII

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

SEAs

Strategic environmental assessments

SMN

Senior Management Network

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

VOCs

Volatile organic compounds

WEEE

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

WERLAs

Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WPAC

Water Policy Advisory Committee

WWDL

Waste Water Discharge License

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