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Environmental Impact Assessments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 June 2022

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Ceisteanna (1992)

Jennifer Whitmore

Ceist:

1992. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the reason that the decisions on screening assessments carried out under the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations are not published in a more timely manner given the requirements of both the EIA Directive and the Aarhus Convention for his decisions to be open to challenge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30917/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The register of EIA screening applications was updated in September 2021 to include applications received in 2020 and decisions made up until March 2021.

In order to meet our obligations under the Aarhus convention, to allow for increased public access to environmental information, my Department releases information on EIA screening applications and decisions on a regular basis under both the Access to Information on the Environment as well as the Freedom of Information legislation.

My officials will publish updated details regarding EIA screening applications and decisions in the coming months on the Department's website.

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