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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (49)

Alan Dillon

Question:

49. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he plans to introduce legislation or other measures from an environmental protection perspective to improve air and dust quality around quarries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61493/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Under the Minerals Development Acts 1940 to 1999, my Department is responsible for the regulation of mineral exploration and mining. The Department has no function in respect of the regulation of quarries which is a matter for each relevant local authority under planning legislation which comes within the remit of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

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