Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (845)

Pat Breen


963 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will respond to correspondence forwarded to his Department (details supplied) on 10 November 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1523/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Correspondence has been received in relation to the operation by Clare County Council of the Ballydufbeg landfill facility and my Department has requested the local authority to submit a report on the matter. In addition, a copy of the correspondence has also been forwarded to the recently established Office of Environmental Enforcement which has a mandate to deliver enhanced environmental compliance through enforcement of EPA licences and through the exercise of a supervisory role in respect of the environmental protection activities of local authorities.