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Draft fourth Nitrates Action Programme: Public Consultation on Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment

The Department has published the Draft fourth Nitrates Action Programme and invites submissions, observations and comments on the proposed programme during a four week public consultation process.

Why are we launching a Public Consultation?

In accordance with the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive 2001/42/EC, as transposed into Irish law, an SEA Environmental Report and non-technical summary have been prepared on the likely significant environmental effects of implementing the draft programme.  In addition, a Natura Impact Statement has been prepared to ascertain if the draft programme could significantly impact on any site designated for conservation as part of the Natura 2000 network.

How to get involved

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

To get involved, please email your observations or comments to by noon on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Your written submission or observation on the draft programme or associated environmental reports should be in 'Word' format.

Alternatively, responses can be posted to: Nitrates Action Programme Consultation, Water Quality Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Government Buildings, Newtown Road, Wexford. Y35 AP90

A copy of the draft fourth Nitrates Action Programme and associated environmental reports can be downloaded here or it may be inspected at the Department’s offices during office hours, 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

To access the relevant documents please click on the link below titled 'Documents'.

Terms and Conditions

All submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation

What we will do with your comments

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


Status History

Status - Closed
Friday, October 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017