Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (574)

Maureen O'Sullivan


574. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the DAA has completed the airport noise contour maps; the stages the process has been through; the bodies or persons with which it shared the information; if and when his Department and Fingal County Council were given the maps; if each was provided preliminary versions; and the reason the information was not provided to residents. [37211/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

daa holds the statutory responsibility to manage and develop Dublin and Cork Airports, including a number of obligations under the European Communities (Environmental Noise) Regulations 2018. Under Regulation 6(f) of these Regulations, daa are designated as the noise mapping body for Dublin Airport and are required to produce strategic noise maps and issue them to Fingal County Council as the relevant noise action planning body. This process is overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also designated under the 2018 Regulations.

As this is an operational matter for the daa, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the daa for direct response.  If a reply is not received within 10 days, please contact my office.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A