Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (230)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

230. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person or body that informed the European Safety Agency that Fingal County Council is the competent authority for the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 598/2014 (details supplied) without indicating that it is in this role in an interim capacity pending formal appointment. [51304/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

My Department advised an official in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission earlier this year of the Government’s agreed policy objective in relation to EU Regulation 598, including the proposal to designate Fingal County Council as the Competent Authority under primary legislation. It was made clear at the time that development of this legislation would likely take some time.

For clarity, Fingal County Council is not acting in an interim capacity, pending formal appointment. It has not carried out any function under Regulation 598/2014 and it will not do so until such times as the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill, 2018 is enacted.