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Foreshore Licence Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 29 November 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ceisteanna (256)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

256. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if, when the EPA approved a foreshore licence to a company (details supplied), it was aware that there was hazardous waste adjacent to the jetty comprised of bauxite raw material and alumina material; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37754/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

On 12 August 2016, I approved an application for a foreshore licence from the company named to allow them to carry out maintenance dredging. The proposed activity also required a licence from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Dumping at Sea Acts 1996-2009; all relevant documentation in relation to the licence application, which is a matter entirely for the EPA, is available on the Agency's website at www.epa.ie.

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