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Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 547.  Deputy Terence Flanagan Information on Terence Flanagan Zoom on Terence Flanagan  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative/policy development process at which the RIAs have been carried out; the number of RIAs that have been published by his Department over the same period; the manner of publication involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23504/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar My Department has completed five Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIA) since 9 March 2011 as follows: Proposed merger of Railway Procurement Agency and the National Roads Authority — a summary analysis was published on 3 May 2011 on my Department’s website together with the full report of the Steering Group on the proposed merger; Statutory Instrument to transpose Directive 2009/15/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations (Recast), and Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations (Recast); this RIA has not been published; Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2011 — RIA published with Explanatory Memorandum on the Oireachtas website; Road Transport Act 2011 which implements a number of provisions affecting the road transport sector contained in EU Regulations 1071, 1072 and 1073 of 2009; restates existing national provisions and also includes a small number of new provisions concerning good repute, an online register of operators and increased penalties for certain offences. The RIA is not yet published; and Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicles Road Worthiness) Bill 2012 — RIA published with the Explanatory Memorandum on the Oireachtas Website.

In addition, my Department has a further two RIAs which are currently in progress. These are: the transposition of Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States; and the Maritime Labour Convention which seeks to ensure that the employment and social rights of seafarers on Irish ships are fully implemented; the proposed new regime for the registration of ships in Ireland; and certain aspects of the training and certification of Seafarers.


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