European Union (Aquaculture Appeals) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2019.


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 12th July, 2019.

I, Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving further effect to Articles 6(5) and 6(7) of Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 20111 , as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 20142 , hereby make the following regulations:


1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Aquaculture Appeals) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2019.

Amendment of Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

2. The Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 (No. 23 of 1997) is amended -

(a) in section 40, by inserting the following subsections after subsection (8):

“(9) Subject to subsection (10), the Board shall, as soon as practicable, publish on its website notices of appeal served on it under subsection (1).

(10) Subsection (9) shall not apply as regards notices of appeal received by the Board later than the expiration of the period referred to in subsection (1).”,

(b) in section 41(1), by substituting the following paragraphs for paragraphs (e) and (f) –

“(e) state in full the grounds of the appeal and the reasons, considerations and arguments on which they are based,

(f) where an environmental impact assessment is required under Regulation 3 of the Aquaculture Appeals (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No. 468 of 2012 ), include evidence of compliance with paragraph (3A) of the said Regulation 3,


(g) be accompanied by such fee, if any, as may be payable in respect of such an appeal in accordance with regulations under section 63,”,

(c) in section 44(2), by substituting “30 days” for “one month”,

(d) in section 45, by substituting for subsection (2) the following:

“(2) (a) Without prejudice to subsection (3), submissions or observations referred to in subsection (1) may be made within a period set by the Board (being not less than 30 days from the date on which the Board published the notice of appeal under section 40(9)).

(b) The Board shall not consider any submissions or observations received after the period set by it under paragraph (a).”,

(e) in section 46(1)(a), by substituting “(being not less than 30 days beginning...

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