Pyrite Resolution Act 2013

Functions of Board

9. (1) The Board shall—

(a) make a scheme of pyrite remediation under section 13 ,

(b) direct and oversee the implementation of the pyrite remediation scheme, in accordance with the terms of that scheme,

(c) give directions to the Housing Agency in relation to all or any of the following:

(i) the carrying out of testing in accordance with the standard for testing;

(ii) the categorisation of dwellings in accordance with the standard for testing;

(iii) the verification of damage attributable to pyritic heave;

(iv) the procurement of consultants, contractors and services;

(v) the appointment of consultants and contractors for the purpose of carrying out pyrite remediation;

(vi) budgetary matters relating to the pyrite remediation scheme;

(vii) priorities within the pyrite remediation scheme having regard to allocation of expenditure and progress of pyrite remediation;

(viii) the prioritisation of dwellings affected by an emergency;

(ix) progress reports on the implementation of the pyrite remediation scheme;

(x) liaising and making arrangements with scheme participants in relation to the remediation of their dwellings;

(xi) any other matter relating to the pyrite remediation scheme as the Board considers necessary,

(d) provide information in relation to pyrite and significant pyritic damage,

(e) consider and determine applications for inclusion in the pyrite remediation scheme, and

(f) determine appeals under section 27 .

(2) The Board shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions.

(3) A direction given under subsection (1)(c) to the Housing Agency shall be in writing, and may be in electronic form.

(4) The Board, not later than 30 June in each year and in addition to the report referred to in subsection (5), shall prepare and submit to the Minister a report on the performance by it of its functions under this Act in the immediately preceding year, or, in the case of the period from the establishment day to the next following 30 June, that period, and the Minister shall, as soon as may be after receiving the report, cause copies of it to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(5) At the end of every 3 month period, the first period ending 3 months after the establishment day, the Board shall provide the Minister with a report on the implementation, during the period of 3 months preceding the provision of the report, of the pyrite remediation scheme including an assessment by the Board of the operation of that scheme and each report shall contain such information as the Board considers relevant and as the Minister may specify from time to time.