Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (633)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

633. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the implementation of EU regulation 598/14 with regard to airport and aircraft noise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9637/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Government recently approved my proposal to designate Fingal County Council as the Noise Regulator for Dublin Airport with An Bord Pleanála as the appeals body in order that Ireland fully complies with EU Regulation 598/2014, which came into effect in 2016. 

The full details of how the Regulation will be implemented, including the role and responsibilities of Fingal County Council, will be set out in primary legislation and my Department has just commenced drafting Heads of a Bill.

It is my intention to have this legislation enacted by the end of the year.