Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
342. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the period of time he considers reasonable for his officials to commence and conclude an investigation with follow-up actions if necessary into alleged breaches of environmental legislation. [53358/19]
My Department conducts investigations under the Environmental Impact Assessment regulations (SI 456/2011) as required and each case is considered fully by my officials before a determination is made on the investigation in question.
The Deputy will appreciate therefore that the length of each such investigation will depend on the nature of the alleged breaches but I am happy that my officials endeavour at all times to bring each case to a timely conclusion.