Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (692)

Denis Naughten

Question:

810 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the statutory instruments signed by him since 17 May 2002; and if he will provide the title, number and principal effects of each such instrument; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1198/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The reply to the Deputy's question is in the following table. Each statutory instrument is published inIris Oifigiúil, of which current and back issues are available in the Oireachtas Library.

Title

No.

Signed

Principal Effects

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

S.I. 411 of 2002

07.08.2002

These Regulations provide for amendments to existing regulatory provisions in relation to a taximeter printer.

Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002

S.I. 491 of 2002

22.10.02

This Order brings into operation with effect from 31 October 2002, certain provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences Regulations 2002)

S.I. 492 of 2002

23.10.02

These regulations deal with the fixed charge system for speeding offences and also introduce penalty points for certain offences.

European Communities (Vehicle Testing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2002.

S.I. 499 of 2002

01.11.2002

These Regulations transpose Directive 2001/9/EC regarding roadworthiness testing of certain vehicles.

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2002

S.I. 500 of 2002

01.11.2002

These Regulations transpose Commission Directive 2001/9/EC regarding the use of on-board diagnostic systems to determine certain emissions in the conduct of roadworthiness testing of certain vehicles.

Dublin Transportation Office (Amendment) Order 2002

S.I. 519 of 2002

15.11.2002

This Order provides for an expansion in the membership of the Dublin Transportation Office Steering Committee and to reflect the new local authority titles introduced in the Local Government Act 2001

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 25) (Commencement) Order 2002

S.I. 597 of 2002

18.12.02

This Order brings into operation with effect from 1 January, 2003, section 25 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994).

Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2002

S.I. 598 of 2002

18.12.02

This Order brings into operation with effect from 1 January, 2003 and 1st February, 2003 certain provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002).

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations, 2003

S.I. 5 of 2003

16.01.2003

These Regulations increase the maximum permissible drive axle weight of a vehicle to 11.5 tonnes and the maximum weight laden of certain vehicles and combinations.

Roads Act 1993 (Classification of National Roads) (Kilcock Kinnegad Route) Order 2003.

S.I. 26 of 2003

27.01.2003

These Regulations classify the public road between Kilcock and Kinnegad in the counties of Kildare, Meath and Westmeath as a national road

European Communities (Driving Theoretical Tests) Regulations 2003

S.I. 52 of 2003

17.02.2003

These Regulations provide for the operation of a driver theory test.

European Communities (cableway installations designed to carry persons) Regulations 2003

S.I. 470 of 2003

03.03.2003

This regulation transposed Directive 2000/9/EC into Irish law and introduces a regulatory framework for cableway installations and their subsystems and safety components.

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2003

S.I. 97 of 2003

13.03.03

These regulations amend the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 and 1998 to provide for new regulatory traffic signs in connection with the on-street running of light rail vehicles.

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2003

S.I. 98 of 2003

13.03.03

These regulations amend the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 and 1998 to provide for new regulatory traffic signs in connection with the on-street running of light rail vehicles.

Iarnród Éireann (Athlone — Galway) (Woodlawn level crossing) Order 2003.

S.I. 162 of 2003

14.04.2003

The Order enables Iarnród Éireann to replace an existing manually operated level crossing gates with new automatic barriers.

Iarnród Éireann (Athlone — Galway) (Ballinasloe level crossing) Order 2003

S.I. 163 of 2003

14.04.2003

The Order enables Iarnród Éireann replace an existing manually operated level crossing gates with new automatic barriers.

Iarnród Éireann (Athlone — Galway) (Athenry level crossing) Order 2003.

S.I. 164 of 2003

14.04.2003

The Order enables Iarnród Éireann replace an existing manually operated level crossing gates with new automatic barriers.

European Communities (Restriction of Civil Subsonic Jet Aeroplane Operations) Regulations 2003

S.I. 195 of 2003

14.05.2003

The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to the provision of Council Directive 98/20/EC of 30 March 1998 and Commission Directive 1999/28/EC of 21 April 1999 affecting the operation of certain categories of subsonic jet aeroplanes within the territories of Member States of the EC after certain specific dates.

Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 (Aggregate Borrowings Limit Variation) Order 2003.

S.I. 246 of 2003

26.05.2003

This S.I. provided for an increase of €100 million to €671 million of the aggregate amount of moneys borrowed at any one time by Aer Rianta cpt. as specified in section 13(5) of the Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 24 of 1998).

Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2003

S.I. 214 of 2003

29.05.03

This Order brings into operation with effect from 1st June, 2003 certain provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2002 No. 12 of 2002).

European Communities (Civil Aviation Security) Regulations 2003

S.I. 226 of 2003

03.06.2003

The Regulations facilitate the implementation and enforcement of EU Regulation No. 2320/2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security.

Córas Iompair Éireann Spouses' & Children's Pension Scheme for Regular Wages Staff (Confirmation) Order 2003

S.I. 230 of 2003

04.06.2003

The purpose of this Order is to provide pensions for spouses' and children of deceased members of the CIE Pension Scheme.

European Communities (Random Roadside Vehicle Inspection) Regulations 2003

S.I. 227 of 2003

06.06.2003

These Regulations transpose Directive 2000/30/EC of 6 June 2000 on random roadside inspections of certain commercial vehicles.

Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2003

S.I. 321 of 2003

22.07.03

This Order brings into operation with effect from 25th August, 2003 certain provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002).

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences Regulations 2003

S.I. 322 of 2003

22.07.03

These regulations, which will come into effect on 25 August 2003, declare that the fixed charge system be applied to the driver of a mechanically propelled vehicle in respect of specified safety belt offences.

Transport Act 1963 (Railway Works — Drogheda) Order 2003

S.I. 370 of 2003

28.07.2003

The Order confers on CIE the necessary power to construct and maintain a new diesel rail depot at McBride Station, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Córas Iompair Éireann Superannuation Scheme 1951 (Amendment) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 2003

S.I. 390 of 2003

27.08.2003

The Order amends the 1951 CIE Superannuation Scheme insofar as it refers to the conditions governing the award of ill-health pensions (retirement on medical grounds by reason of infirmity).

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003

S.I. 405 of 2003

08.09.2003

These Regulations consolidate the statutory provisions concerned with the National Car Test, the suitability testing and periodic roadworthiness testing of small public service vehicles in one Statutory Instrument.

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003.

S.I. 469 of 2003

26.09.2003

These Regulations extend the powers of the Irish Aviation Authority for the purpose of giving effect to Regulation (EC) 1592/2002 and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Taxi Regulation (Act) 2003 (Part 4) (Appointed Day) Order 2003

S.I. 517 of 2003

31.10.2003

The Order provides that 4.11.2003 is the appointed day for the establishment of the Advisory Council to the Commission for Taxi Regulation.

European Communities (Access to Railway Infrastructure) Regulations 2003

S.I. 536 of 2003

03.11.2003

These Regulations give effect to Directive 2001/12/EC of 26 February, 2001 on the development of the Community's railways

European Communities (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2003

S.I. 537 of 2003

03.11.2003

Regulations to give effect to Directive 2001/13/EC of 26 February, 2001 on the licensing of railway undertakings

European Communities (Mechanically Propelled Vehicle Entry into Service) Regulations 2003

S.I. 551 of 2003

11.11.2003

These Regulations require that applications to the Revenue Commissioners for the registration of new commercial vehicles and buses must include a short form of a certificate of conformity to specified EU Directives. The Regulations revoke the European Communities (Mechanically Propelled Vehicle Entry into Service) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 374 of 2001).

European Communities (Passenger Car Entry into Service) Regulations 2003

S.I. 552 of 2003

11.11.2003

These Regulations require that applications to the Revenue Commissioners for the registration of new cars must include a short form of a certificate of conformity to Directive 2001/116/EC. The Regulations revoke the European Communities (Passenger Car Entry into Service) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 373 of 2001).

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003.

S.I. 645 of 2003

25.11.2003

These Regulations give effect to the provisions of Council Directive No. 2002/30/EC of 26 March 2002 on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related restrictions at Community airports.

European Communities (Fourth Motor Insurance Directive) Regulations 2003

S.I. 651 of 2003

27.11.2003

These regulations give legal effect to the provisions of Directive 2000/26/EEC of 16 May 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles and amending Council Directives 73/239/EEC and 88/357/EEC (Fourth Motor Insurance Directive)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (Commencement) Order 2003

S.I. 647 of 2003

28.11.2003

This Order brings into operation with effect from 1st December, 2003 all provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2003 (No. 37 of 2003).

European Communities (Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulations 2003

S.I. 701 of 2003

18.12.2003

Regulations to give effect to Directive 2001/6/EC of 29 January 2001 and Directive 2003/29/EC of 7 April 2003 adapting for the third and fourth time Directive 96/49/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by rail.

Córas Iompair Éireann Superannuation Scheme 1951 (Amendment) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 2004

S.I. 11 of 2004

08.01.2004

The Order co-ordinates CIE superannuation contributions and benefits with social insurance benefits with effect from 6th April, 1995.

Córas Iompair Éireann Spouses' & Children's Superannuation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 2004

S.I. 12 of 2004

08.01.2004

The Order makes the necessary change to the definition of “deceased's pension” following the making of the Order S.I. No. 11 of 2004.

Roads Act 1993 (Classification of National Roads) (Gormanston to Dundalk and Dundalk Western Bypass) Order 2004.

S.I. 18 of 2004

20.01.2004

These Regulations classify the public road between Gormanston and Dundalk and the proposed Dundalk Western Bypass as a national road.

Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) (Redcow to N52 Link Road) Order 2004.

S.I. 19 of 2004

20.01.2004

These Regulations classify the Redcow to N52 Link Road north of Dundalk, as a regional road.