Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Noise Pollution Legislation
103. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he has taken on the establishment of a competent authority under EU Regulation 598/14 since pre-legislative scrutiny of the airport noise regulation Bill in early October 2018. [45611/18]
The General Scheme of the Airport Noise Regulation Bill 2018 was presented to and discussed in session with the Joint Oireachtas Committee early in October, in accordance with Pre-Legislative Scrutiny arrangements. My officials along with officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Office of the Attorney General have been working intensively to prepare the Airport Noise Regulation Bill 2018. The formal Bill is close to being finalised. I expect to present the Bill to the House this month and I look forward to the support of Deputies when it is presented.