Embargoed until 11.00 a.m. on 12 April 2017
Report of the Joint Committee on the Detailed Scrutiny of the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016
The Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 was referred to the committee by the Dáil on 27 October 2016.
The Minister refered the EPA led Joint Research Programme on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health to the committee on 13 December 2016.
The Joint Committee decided to undertake a detailed scrutiny (including a public consultation) of the provisions of this bill together with the EPA led Joint Research Programme on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health.
You are invited to read this document which contains suggested questions and firther information.
You are invited to read the following documents:
The full suite of documents associated with Report of the Environmental Protection Agency led Joint Research Programme can be accessed at: http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/ugeejointresearchprogramme/
Written submissions and communications should be sent by email.
Submissions should be received not later than the closing date below at the following email address:
or by post to the address below.
The Committee will consider any suitable written submissions received and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings should it be considered necessary.
Submissions and communications should only be sent to the email address above and not to individual members of the Committee.
Please note that the Clerk will ensure that all members of the Committee receive, in due course, copies of all submissions and communications received.
As a general guideline, submissions should consist of:
The covering letter should contain your name and contact details (phone number and postal address and, if available, an email address). If the submission is on behalf of an organisation, you should indicate your position in the organisation. If your submission is on behalf of another organisation, please make this clear in your letter.
The main submission document should contain the following information:
The Committee is not obliged to accept your document once it has been submitted, nor is it obliged to publish any or all of the submissions if it has received or accepted.
However, the operation of a parliament is a public process, and you should be aware that any submissions made to a Committee may be published either as part of a Committee report, or separately, if the Committee decides to do so.
The closing date for receipt of submissions will be friday 10 February 2017. Late submissions will be circulated to the committee, but there is no guarantee that they will be taken into account when the committee is considering its report.
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Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Houses of the Oireachtas