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Public Consultation on the General Scheme of The Prohibition of Certain Products Containing Plastic Microbeads Bill 2018, and associated draft Regulatory Impact Assessment.

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D., invites observations and comments on the Draft Regulatory Assessment on the proposal to introduce legislation to prohibit the manufacture, import, export, sale and exposure for sale of certain products containing plastic microbeads, including detergents, domestic and industrial abrasive scouring agents and cleaning products, and rinse-off personal care products. This document may be accessed by clicking on the link below titled Draft RIA:

Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment (974.41 KB) 

The General Scheme of The Prohibition of Certain Products Containing Plastic Microbeads Bill 2018 approved by Government may be accessed by clicking on the link below titled 'General Scheme of Bill':

General Scheme of the Plastic Microbead Bill (498.25 KB)

How to get involved

The Department is inviting any interested parties to make comments to help inform the legislative process.

To get involved, please email your observations or comments to msfd@housing.gov.ie by 30 November 2018. Your written observations on the Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment should be in e-mail or 'Word' format.

Alternatively, responses can be posted to: Marine Environmental Policy, Marine Environment & Foreshore Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Government Buildings, Newtown Road, Wexford. Y35 AP90

To assist you, relevant documents may be accessed by clicking on the link below titled 'Documents':

Terms and Conditions

Respondents are advised that the Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Data Protection legislation.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your comments and it will be presumed that all information contained in your observations is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

What we will do with your observations

Please note that observations received may be made available on the Department’s website. In any event, all comments received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation.

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Status History

Status - Open
Open 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Closing 
Friday, November 30, 2018