Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Act 2009

Publication of notice of Minister’s decision in relation to certain relevant applications.

15.— The Act of 1933 is amended by substituting the following for section 21A (as amended by the European Communities (Foreshore) Regulations 2009):

“21A.— When the appropriate Minister determines a relevant application, that Minister shall—

(a) publish a notice, in Iris Oifigiúil and in one or more newspapers circulating in the area where the foreshore subject to the determination is situate, of the determination and specifying the means by which any material received by that Minister upon which that Minister determined the application may be inspected free of charge or purchased at a price to be determined by that Minister (which shall not be more than the reasonable cost of making the copy or copies concerned),

(b) ensure that the following information is available for inspection or for purchase by members of the public on the terms specified in the notice published in accordance with paragraph (a):

(i) the determination;

(ii) any conditions attached to such determination;

(iii) the main reasons and considerations upon which the determination is based;

(iv) details of the public participation process;

(v) the main measures, if that Minister considers it necessary, to avoid, reduce or offset adverse effects on the environment arising from the relevant application;

(vi) arrangements to comply with paragraph (c) of this section,

(c) inform a Member State to which section 19C of this Act applies in respect of the relevant application of the determination and matters specified in paragraph (a) of this section, and

(d) arrange to make the environmental impact statement relating to the relevant application and other material upon which the determination was based available for inspection for such period as that Minister considers appropriate.”.