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Exploration Industry

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (69)

Pauline Tully


69. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the timetable for the final policy statement on mineral exploration and mining to be submitted to Government for consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53702/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

On 30 July 2021 my Department published a Draft Policy Statement on Mineral Exploration and Mining and associated Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Statement for public consultation. The deadline for making submissions was 15 October 2021. A number of submissions were received and these are now being considered by my Department before a final Policy Statement is prepared for the Government's consideration early next year.

Question No. 70 answered with Question No. 41.
Question No. 71 answered with Question No. 57.