Written Answers. - Forestry Service Guidelines.

Trevor Sargent

Ceist:

28 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the clearfelling by Coillte Teoranta of 40 hectares of conifer understory which took place last winter in the Glengarriff special area of conservation as part of the preparation for the transfer of the land to Dúchas; if he can confirm that no suitable assessment took place of the possible environmental impact; and if this is the case, if he will identify the decision maker who was responsible for determining whether an assessment of the environmental impact was necessary. [17344/01]

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 13 June 2001.