Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2162)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

2162. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the secondary legislation enacted since 1 January 2018; and, in each case, whether the legislation placed additional regulatory burdens on small and medium enterprises. [31501/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The secondary legislation enacted by my Department since 1 January 2018 is outlined in the tables.

Statutory Instruments

With the exception of S.I. 533 of 2018 and S.I. 30 of 2019 there was no additional regulatory burden placed on small and medium enterprises by any of the legislation.

- S.I. 533 of 2018 this replaces the previous Mercury Regulations (S.I. No. 27 of 2012, EU Regulation (EC) 1102/2008) and provides for the enforcement of EU Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury which is legally binding on all Member States. The impact on the industry as a result of the enforcement regulations is small. The Code of Practice on Mercury has been operational since July 2018. The treatment of amalgam mercury waste is in line with best practice. Dental Amalgam (silver fillings) usage has decreased in recent years mainly due to (1) the availability of more aesthetically pleasing white fillings and (2) improved oral hygiene.

- S.I. 30 of 2019 the Ionising Radiation Regulations transpose the Euratom Basic Safety Standard for Ionising Radiation Regulations which introduce new and more stringent safety and reporting standards for the protection of workers and members of the public from ionising radiation in the context of a revision of European radiation safety legislation.

In addition to the above Statutory Instruments the following Inland Fisheries Bye-Laws were made by my Department in 2018 and to date in 2019.

S.I. No.

Title

5 of 2018

Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Establishment of Appeal Panel) (Amendment) Order 2018

83 of 2018

Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2018

96 of 2018

Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) (Amendment)

Regulations 2018

112 of 2018

Inland Fisheries Ireland Superannuation Scheme 2018

158 of 2018

Wireless Telegraphy (National Point to Point Block Licences)

Regulations 2018 (Co-Sealed with Commission for Communications

Regulation)

169 of 2018

European Union (Renewable Energy and Biofuel Sustainability

Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

183 of 2018

European Union (End of Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

184 of 2018

European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in

Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

198 of 2018

National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007 (Biofuel Obligation Rate)

Order 2018

227 of 2018

Energy Act 2016 (Section 19) (Commencement) Order 2018

232 of 2018

European Union (National Emission Ceilings) Regulations 2018

282 of 2018

Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Satellite Service and Complementary Ground Component) Regulations 2018 (Co-Sealed with Commission

for Communications Regulation)

309 of 2018

European Communities (Access to Information of the Environment)

(Amendment) Regulations 2018

349 of 2018

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (Accelerated Capital Allowances for

Energy Efficient Equipment) (Amendment) (No. 1) Order 2018

360 of 2018

European Union (Measures for a High Common Level of Security of

Network and Information Systems) Regulations 2018.

372 of 2018

Energy Act 2016 (Section 8) (Commencement) Order 2018 (new

definition of SEM, amending S.2 Electricity Regulation Act 1999)

383 of 2018

European Union (Properties of Waste Which Render it Hazardous)

Regulations 2018

384 of 2018

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Minerals

Development Act 1940)(Amendment) Regulations 2018

385 of 2018

European Union (Appropriate Assessment) (Minerals Development

Act 1940)(Amendment) Regulations 2018

403 of 2018

Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Public Service Obligations)

(Amendment) Order 2018

533 of 2018

European Union (Mercury) Regulations 2018

549 of 2018

European Communities (Environmental Noise) Regulations 2018

585 of 2018

Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2018

643 of 2018

Inland Fisheries (Fixed Charge Notice) Regulations 2018

4 of 2019

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment)(Peat Extraction) Regulation 2019.

10 of 2019

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019

13 of 2019

EUROPEAN UNION (SHIP RECYCLING) (WASTE) REGULATIONS 2019

14 of 2019

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Act 2018 (Vesting Day) (Part 3) Order 2019

15 of 2019

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Act 2018 (Vesting Day) (Part 4) Order 2019

30 of 2019

Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2019

34 of 2019

Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Authorisation Application And Fees) Regulations 2019

38 of 2019

National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007 (Biofuel Obligation Rate) Order 2019

115 of 2019

European Union (Renewable Energy) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

124 of 2019

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Petroleum Exploration) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

132 of 2019

Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2019

182 of 2019

WASTE MANAGEMENT (LANDFILL LEVY) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

190 of 2019

Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Non-Ionising Radiation) Order 2019

197 of 2019

Wireless Telegraphy (Public Service Television And Sound Broadcasting Licences) Regulations 2019

233 of 2019

EUROPEAN UNION (WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

237 of 2019

EUROPEAN UNION (RENEWABLE ENERGY) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 2019

246 of 2019

EUROPEAN UNION (RESTRICTION OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

249 of 2019

EUROPEAN UNION (GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTIONS, CALCULATION METHODS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

250 of 2019

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration)(Amendment) Regulations 2019

343 of 2019

European Union (Open Internet Access) Regulations 2019

347 of 2019

European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Bye-Laws

Bye Law No.

Title

324, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Emergency Closed Rivers)*

325, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Emergency Closed Rivers - Revocation) (*Revoked Bye-Law No. 324, 2018)

326, 2018

Abbert and Grange Rivers (Annual Close Season)

327, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Closed Rivers)

960, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Draft nets and Snap

nets)

961, 2018

Fermoy Weir Fly fishing only (No. 4 Or Lismore District)(Munster

Blackwater)

962, 2018

Western Fisheries Region River Clare (Revocation)

963, 2018

Upper and Lower Limits of Cong River and Cong Canal (No.9 (1) or Galway District)

964, 2018

Designated Salmonid Waters (Annulled February 2019)

965, 2018

Angling Bye Law

966, 2018

Conservation of Salmon Sea Trout (Bag Limits)

967, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Catch and Release)

968, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (River Suir)

969, 2018

Conservation of Sea Trout

970, 2018

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (River Slaney)

328, 2019

Conservation of Sea Trout and Brown Trout Angling (No. 5 or Cork District) (Rosscarbery Bay and Roury River)

971, 2019

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout Waterville Area (No.7 for Kerry District)

972, 2019

Conservation of Salmon and Sea Trout (Draft Nets and Snap Nets)