Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (287)

Claire Kerrane

Question:

287. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if farmers are given an opportunity to rectify works uncompleted before being penalised under the rules of the GLAS scheme in cases in which the criteria of the scheme have not been established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26139/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

For certain GLAS actions, where the applicant is found at inspection not to have carried out their commitments in full compliance with the scheme specifications, a Remedial Action Letter can be issued. This letter is issued where the GLAS work was undertaken but not to the required specification.

The time frame for the remedial action to be completed is dependent on both the action in question and the specific issue identified by the Inspector. The Remedial Action Letter will notify the applicant of the date by which the work must be carried out. If the declaration from the applicant stating that the works have been completed has not been received by this date, the appropriate non-compliance penalty will be applied.