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European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Peat Extraction) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 4 of 2019).

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Mineral resources, Water
Keyword
EIA Minerals Mining Authorization/permit Sustainable use
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations amend the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 by inserting a new section (82B) on the control of peat extraction, i.e. the extraction of peat that involves an area of 30 hectares or more. No person shall carry on peat extraction other than in accordance with a licence or revised licence issued under the Act. Some exceptions on this rule are specified. The Environmental Protection Agency shall carry out an environmental impact assessment in respect of an application for a licence for peat extraction or a review of a licence or revised licence to carry on peat extraction, relating to a change or extension of the licensed activity, which is, in the opinion of the Agency, likely to have significant adverse effects on the environment. The Act of 1992, the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 are amended so as to provide for the proper procedures for obtaining a licence.

Full text
English
Website
www.irishstatutebook.ie

References - Legislation

Amends

Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001).

Legislation | Ireland | 2001

Keyword: Expropriation, Land-use planning, EIA, Coastal zone management, Cultural heritage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.

Legislation | Ireland | 1992

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Environmental planning, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, GMO, Access-to-information, EIA, Offences/penalties, Freshwater resources management, Water supply, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Act No. 30 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Land-use planning, Expropriation, EIA, Coastal zone management, Institution, Cultural heritage, Basic legislation, Waterworks, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX