Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (378)

Finian McGrath

Question:

378. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on correspondence (details supplied) in Dublin 5 regarding a generator; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15245/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Section 24(1) of the Air Pollution Act 1987 requires commercial premises to use the best practicable means to limit and, if possible, to prevent emissions from such premises. Section 24(2) of the Act stipulates that an occupier of any premises must not cause or permit an emission in such a quantity, or in such a manner, as to be a nuisance. As statutory responsibility for the enforcement of the Air Pollution Act is vested in the relevant local authority, the matter concerned should be pursued with the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control Unit of Dublin City Council, who may be contacted at 1850 365 121.

A public information leaflet How to Make an Environmental Complaint has been prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist members of public by advising what details should be provided to help resolve the problem. This leaflet can be viewed on the EPA website, www.epa.ie/enforcement/report/.