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Public Consultation on Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, T.D., invites submissions, observations and comments on Ireland’s Draft Nitrates Action Programme.
The objective of this public consultation process is to invite stakeholders to feed into finalisation of measures for Ireland’s fifth Nitrates Action Programme. This follows an initial public consultation which was held in late 2020.
Why is a Public Consultation being launched?
Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme is given effect by European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 605 of 2017), as amended. The regulations contain specific measures to protect surface waters and groundwater from nutrient pollution arising from agricultural sources. In accordance with the Nitrates Directive these regulations are due to be reviewed this year. In addition there are a number of measures in the Draft Nitrates Action Programme that will be implemented outside the regulations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 September 2021 .
To assist you, relevant documents may be accessed by clicking on the link below. These include the consultation paper and links to related documents and legislation.