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Written Answers - State Agencies

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 383.  Deputy Tony McLoughlin Information on Tony McLoughlin Zoom on Tony McLoughlin  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  if he will outline the cost of the Environmental Protection Agency in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. [17005/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan The financial allocation to the Environmental Protection Agency for the years specified is set out in the table. Funding to the Agency increased between 2006 and 2008, owing to the assignment of additional functions to the Agency, such as monitoring and assessment under the [862]Water Framework Directive and increased funding for research and development during the period. In addition to the Exchequer allocation, the Environmental Protection Agency receives funding from the Environment Fund in respect of various key programmes including the National Waste Prevention Programme, the Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE), Environmental Research and Development and water quality monitoring and assessment. There was a significant shift of funding from the Exchequer to the Environment Fund in 2011 when additional funding was provided to the OEE to tackle landfill remediation issues and when Programmes previously funded from the Exchequer, including Research and Development and Water Quality Monitoring, were transferred to the Environment fund.

Environmental Protection Agency Funding 2005-2011

  Exchequer Grant €’000 Environment Fund €000 Budget Outturn €’000
2005 15,019 9,602 24,621
2006 18,275 10,824 29,099
2007 27,661 11,998 39,659
2008 35,443 15,700 51,143
2009 34,308 17,223 51,531
2010 27,323 16,745 44,068
2011 (Prov) 19,796 26,500 46,296

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