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Waste Management

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (98)

Thomas Gould

Ceist:

98. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if his attention has been drawn to four waste management facilities in a location (details supplied) which are surrounded by residential properties and sporting facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29423/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Waste management facilities, such as those referred to by the Deputy, are subject to a range of regulatory controls under national legislation, including planning permission and the conditions attached to a licence issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the operation and management of such sites. Monitoring and enforcement of conditions imposed under planning permission is a matter for the relevant local authority while environmental monitoring and enforcement associated with licensed activities is the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency. Under Section 60(3) of the Waste Management Act, as Minister, I am precluded from the exercise of any power or control in relation to the performance in particular circumstances by the Agency or a local authority of a function conferred on it by the Act, therefore questions in relation to these facilities should be directed to the EPA and relevant local authority as appropriate.

Question No. 99 answered with Question No. 92.
Question No. 100 answered with Question No. 92.
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