Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Questions (466)

Shane Cassells

Question:

466. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of public consultations held by his Department or by a State agency under the remit of his Department; the number of replies received per consultation; and the cost of each consultation in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form. [26456/18]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department has carried out a number of public consultations since 2011 to date this year in line with statutory and other requirements. In some instances the cost of the specific consultation is not available as the associated work would have been undertaken as part of the day to day operations of the particular Division in the Department involved and can not be quantified.

Information in respect of bodies and agencies under the aegis of my Department is a day to day matter for those organisations and my Department does not have the information sought in this regard. I will, however, request the relevant Agencies and bodies under the aegis of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy in the matter.

Details of all of the public consultations are outlined in tabular form below:

Name of Public Consultation

Number of replies received

Cost (inc of VAT)

Year (2011 to 2018 to date)

To invite interested parties to submit their views on the Interim Report of the Post Office Network Business Development Group.

The consultation assisted the Group in identifying opportunities that could benefit the post office network and inform the Group’s final report which was subsequently published in January 2016.

16 - all of which are available on the Department’s website.

n/a

2015

Energy Green Paper

1200

€25,000

2014

Clean Energy Package

22

n/a

2017

2nd National Implementation Report of the UNECE Aarhus Convention

24

n/a

2016

2nd Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) National Implementation Report

2

n/a

2016

Access to Justice & Implementation of Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention

48

n/a

2014

1st National Implementation Report of the UNECE Aarhus Convention

21 in Phase 1

13 in Phase 2

n/a

2013

1st Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) National Implementation Report

8

n/a

2013

Industrial Emissions Directive

24

n/a

2012

Transposition of Basic Safety Standards Directive

13

€492 which related to cost of translation

2017

Clean Air Strategy

116

€10,108 which includes cost of translation.

2017

Medium Combustion Plants

14

€3,460 which includes cost of translation.

2018

Consultation on development of National Adaptation Framework

26

n/a

2016

Consultation on draft National Adaptation Framework

27

€16,586

2017

Draft order - Increase to Biofuel Obligation rate consultation

9

n/a

2018

Public Consultation on the Biofuel Obligation Rate Scheme

22

n/a

2017/2018

Public Consultation on the Biofuel Obligation Rate Scheme

6

n/a

2016

Public Consultation Regarding a Proposed Increase of the Biofuel Obligation Rate

156

n/a

2015

Draft order - Biofuel Obligation Rate Increase

5

n/a

2012

Consultation Regarding a Proposed Increase of the Biofuel Obligation Rate

13

n/a

2012

Public Consultation on the NIS Directive Security Measures and Incident Reporting for Operators of Essential Services

12

n/a

2017

Public Consultation on the Network and Information Security Directive

19

n/a

2016

Public Service Broadcasting Charge review

79

€3,779

2013

Review of the list of Events Designated as Events of Major Importance 2014

45

€6,125

2014

Notice of Events intended for Designation as Events of Major Importance 2015

604

€6,653

2015

Public Consultation: Draft National Mitigation Plan, Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Statement

124

€6,738

2017

Name of Public Consultation

Number of replies received

Cost (inc of VAT)

Year (2011 to 2018 to date)

Renewable electricity support scheme technology review

748

n/a

2015

Renewable electricity support scheme final stage

1250

n/a

2017

Renewable Heat Incentive technology review

85

n/a

2015

Renewable Heat Incentive final stage

119

n/a

2017

Renewable Electricity Policy and Development Framework

69

€14,280

2016

Electricity Support Schemes Transitioning to I-SEM

20

€4,920

2017

Draft Guidance on EIS and NIS Preparation for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects

20

n/a

2016

Draft Guidance on Marine Baseline Assessments and Monitoring Activities for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects

Not available but can be supplied to the Deputy at a later date.

n/a

2016

Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff (REFIT 3)

9

n/a

2015

The Mid-Term review of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP)

16

n/a

2017

Draft National Policy on Electricity Interconnection in Ireland: Public Consultation

15

n/a

2018

National Broadband Plan Call for Input

32

not available within timeframe

2014

National Broadband Plan High Speed Map Public Consultation

29

not available within timeframe

2014

National Broadband Plan Intervention Strategy Public Consultation

41

not available within timeframe

2015

Consultation on the Process for updating the High Speed Broadband Map - pre, during and post procurement

16

not available within timeframe

2015

Consultation on Map and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)

23

€9,736

2018

Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) Industry Consultation - Review of the ECAS provision.

7

n/a

2016

Stakeholder Consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 (see 1 below)

27

n/a

2017

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Ireland’s Voluntary National Review on the SDGs (see 2 below)

n/a

€612

2018

Collection of Stakeholder observations re the SDGs for transmission to the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018 (see 3 below)

Consultation currently taking place.

n/a

2018

Public Consultation on a Possible Packaging Levy

68

n/a

2011

Public Consultation ‘Review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model in Ireland’

29

n/a

2012

Consultation on the Report on Corporate Governance in the Producer Responsibility Initiative sector in Ireland

11

n/a

2013

Consultation on the report on End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) in the Producer Responsibility Initiative sector in Ireland

13

n/a

2014

Consultation on the report on Tyres & Waste Tyres in the Producer Responsibility Initiative sector in Ireland

16

n/a

2014

Public Consultation on the Report on the Review of the PRI Model in Ireland

24

n/a

2014

The Regulation of Household Waste collection

96

n/a

2013

Reorganising Household Waste Collection

7

€3,950

2011

Towards a new National Waste Policy

99

€5,897

2011

Exporting a Resource Opportunity – Measures to Maximise Resource Efficiency & Jobs in Ireland*

20

n/a

2015

WEEE Recast Directive Transposition in Ireland

8

n/a

2013

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2011 for 2012 season. Statutory public consultation.

39

€998*

2011

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2012 for 2013 season. Statutory public consultation.

14

€784*

2012

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2013 for 2014 season. Statutory public consultation.

19

€692*

2013

Public Consultation on Inland Fisheries Legislation

70

€1,291*

2013

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2014 for 2015 season. Statutory public consultation.

21

€503*

2014

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2015 for 2016 season. Statutory public consultation.

13

€1,427*

2015

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2016 for 2017 season. Statutory public consultation.

98

€1,595**

2016

Draft Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regulations 2017 for 2018 season. Statutory public consultation.

136

€2,015**

2017

Draft Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law.

5531

€6,045**

2018

Language Scheme 2018-2021

28

€1,720

2018

Consultation on Amendments to the Gas Directive-2009-73

2

n/a

2018

Regulation of Offshore Natural Gas Storage Consultation

7

n/a

2011

Commercial Sector Survey Consultation

163

n/a

2018

Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme

25

n/a

2016

Affordable Energy Strategy Review Consultation

47

€550

2015

Consultation on Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive in Ireland

30

n/a

2013

2050 Low Carbon Roadmap Consultation

16

n/a

2013

Consultation on Ireland’s second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP 2)

34

n/a

2011

Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment - IOSEA 5

23

€57,900

2015

IOSEA 4

11 responses over the three year period 2010 to 2012 inclusive.

€149,151***

2010

IOSEA 4

as above

€76,312***

2011

IOSEA 4

as above

€12,151***

2012

Consultation on Spectrum Policy Priorities

16

n/a

2014

1 While this exercise was not a formal public consultation, the views of existing stakeholders were sought prior to the finalisation of the SDG National Implementation Plan 2018-2020.

2 While this exercise was not a formal public consultation, DCCAE did hold a consultation workshop in relation to the draft Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the SDGs, prior to its finalisation. The VNR will be presented by Ireland at the 2018 session of the UN High Level Political Forum. The consultation workshop was conducted by DCCAE and hosted by the Department of the Taoiseach. Costs relate to catering for the event.

3 While this exercise is not public consultation, DCCAE has provided the public with an opportunity to register their observations on the SDGs, and their importance to Ireland, through an online process on DCCAE’s website. DCCAE has undertaken to transmit these observations from the public to the 2018 session of the UN High Level Political Forum. This process is still underway, with a deadline for submission of observations to DCCAE 22/06/2018.

*Advertising costs only. All other costs would be within the day to day business of Inland Fisheries Division.

**Advertising costs only. All other costs would be within the day to day business of Inland Fisheries Division.

***These figures relate to the full cost of the IOSEA 4 process. It is not possible to identify, in the timeline provided, the components attributable to the public consultation.