Engineers Ireland, with official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval, has established a register of professionally competent persons (Chartered Engineers), who have demonstrable experience and expertise to conduct technical, risk-based assessment certification of historic landfill sites and contaminated lands sites. Registered Chartered Engineers are listed at the link below and can be contacted directly. The register is operated in accordance with Section 2.3 of Code of Practice: Environmental Risk Assessment for Unregulated Waste Disposal Sites (EPA, 2007).
The Engineers Ireland Landfill Register is available to all public contracting authorities (for example, local authorities, EPA, National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), Office of Public Works (OPW), etc).
Engineers Ireland has entered Chartered Engineers with suitable qualifications, relevant project experience and sufficient professional development on the Engineers Ireland Register of Professionally Competent Persons to carry out Landfill Assessments at historical landfill or contaminated sites (the Landfill Register). Members with experience qualifications equivalent to Chartered Engineers are also eligible for inclusion on the register.
This Landfill Register will be refreshed regularly to allow new professionally competent persons to join. Those admitted to the register will be issued with notification formally stating that Engineers Ireland has certified their competence to assure any public or statutory bodies as to the professional and technical competence of the registered person. A panel of senior assessors is in place to consider all applications for admittance to the register.