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European Communities (Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 575 of 2011).

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Climate change Continental shelf Air quality/air pollution Maritime zone Waste disposal Transport/storage Data collection/reporting Offences/penalties Waste management
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations carry into effect in Ireland Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. That Directive establishes a legal framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS) so as to enable its safe operation in Europe. The Regulations apply to the geological storage of CO2 in the territory of the State, its exclusive economic zone and on its continental shelf within the meaning of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The storage of CO2 in a storage site in part or in the whole of those areas referred to is not permitted (Ireland has exercised its right, in accordance with Article 4 of the Directive, not to allow for any storage in part or in the whole of the State). The Regulations also concern the designation of a competent authority for the purposes of these Regulations and the Directive, transboundary cooperation, information to the public, reporting to the Commission an offences and penalties.

Full text
English
Website
www.irishstatutebook.ie

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Continental shelf, Maritime zone, Exploration, Authorization/permit, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

European Communities (Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 279 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Climate change, Continental shelf, Air quality/air pollution, Dispute settlement, Maritime zone, Waste disposal, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX