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ACCC/C/2023/199 Ireland

Case status: Pending.
Follow-up: -
Topics: Access to information; Public participation; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 1; 3 (1); 4 (8); 5 (3); 6 (6); 9 (4).
Articles considered by the Committee: -
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: -
Summary: The communication was submitted to the Compliance Committee on 30 April 2023 by Right to Know CLG. The communication alleged non-compliance by Ireland with articles 1, 3 (1), 4 (8), 5 (3), 6 (6), and 9 (4) of the Convention of the Convention with respect to charges for access to environmental information. 

Document Status Date received
posted by the secretariat

Annex 1: European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2018
Annex 2: Response from Department of Environment, Communications and Climate
Annex 3: Guidance for Public Authorities and others on implementation of the Regulations
Annex 4: Decision of the Commissioner for Environmental Information of 26 May 2008

 From the communicant 

Annex 5: Circular AIE/2/2017 
Annex 6: Request for information on charges for supplying environmental information
Annex 7: Compilation of responses
Annex 8: Summary of responses
Annex 9: Request for information on charges for supplying environmental information from planning files
Annex 10: Compilation of responses 
Annex 11: Summary of responses
Annex 12: Website of An Bord Pleanála giving information on access to environmental information
Annex 13: An Bord Pleanála – Public Access Guide

Annex 14: AIE Request for electronic copy of EIA Scoping file
Annex 15: AIE Request for electronic copy of Planning File
Annex 16: Part 2 of Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011
Annex 17: Letter to Minister for Environment, Communications and Climate, 29.03.2023
Annex 18: Letter to the Commissioner for Environmental Information, 29.03.2023
Statement on preliminary admissibility  From the communicant 07.06.2023
Email From the Party concerned 09.06.2023
Email enclosing correspondence
Annex 1: Email from Minister for the Environment, Communications and Climate, 29.03.2023
Annex 2:Email from Senior Investigator in the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information, 29.03.2023
From the communicant 13.06.2023
Email to parties on outcome of the Committee's determination on preliminary admissibility  From the secretariat 30.06.2023
Letters to the Party concerned and the communicant enclosing Committee's determinaton of preliminary admissability and forwarding the communication for the Party concerned's response From the secretariat 16.09.2023
Response to communication
Annex 1: Access to Information on the Environment Regulations
Annex 2: Access to information on the environment requests breakdown
Annex 3: Party concerned’s response to communication ACCC/C/2023/198 (Ireland)
Annex 4: Committee’s findings on communication ACCC/C/2007/21 (European Union)
From the Party concerned 16.02.2024


Last update date: February 19, 2024