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Dempsey, Noel

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 Nbr. 4

Written Answers. - Waste Management Plan.

Was asked: the progress made in implementing the national hazardous waste management plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The national hazardous waste management plan – NHWMP – makes recommendations in respect of four main areas: the implementation of a national hazardous waste prevention programme; improv...More Button

Under section 26 of the Waste Management Act, 1996, relevant public authorities are required to have regard to the plan and, where they consider it appropriate to do so, to take measures to impleme...More Button

The NHWMP recommended the establishment of an implementation committee to co-ordinate the overall implementation of the plan and, as indicated in the replies to previous questions on this matter, t...More Button

Improved collection and reception services for hazardous waste from household and commercial sources are already being put in place by local authorities.More Button

With regard to infrastructure, the NHWMP identifies a requirement for landfill and thermal treatment capacity for hazardous waste requiring disposal, so as to achieve self-sufficiency and reduce re...More Button

The NHWMP outlined a methodology for the identification and risk assessment of closed waste disposal sites. This methodology has since been developed further by the Environmental Protection Agency ...More Button

Written Answers. - Building Control Bill.

Was asked: when the Building Control Bill, 2001, will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Government approved the general scheme of the Building Control Bill on 6 November 2001. As indicated in the Government legislation programme published on 29 January 2002, the Bill is expected t...More Button

Written Answers. - Cork Renewal Project.

Was asked: if he will provide funding for the refurbishment and renewal project at Patrick Street Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has had discussions with Cork City Council on the council's proposals for the rejuvenation of Patrick Street. The council is considering the matter further with a view to a possible r...More Button

Written Answers. - Caighdeán Uisce Poiblí.

Chuir Comhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall tuarascáil tosaigh faoin scéim seo faoi bhráid mo Roinne i mí Lúnasa 1995 ach níl sí faofa go fó...More Button

Written Answers. - Delivery of Community Projects.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to a request from the alliance of South County Dublin Residents' Associations to set up and fund a cross project management and communication team to ensure the smoo...More Button

I have very recently received the request referred to in the question and will respond to it as soon as possible. I will also keep the Deputy informed in relation to this matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Was asked: the reason an official from his Department did not give notice to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry of his intention to carry out an inspection in relation to a new house grant application.More Button

Written Answers. - Land Acquisition Agreement.

Was asked: if he will backdate the agreement reached with the Irish Farmers Association in relation to land acquis ition for road development to 1 January 2001.More Button

The agreement with the Irish Farmers' Association, which came into operation on 10 December, 2001, applies to land for which compensation had not been determined before this date and which is not t...More Button

There is no proposal to modify these or any other terms of this agreement.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: if his Department operates term time; the number of persons who applied for this in 2000, 2001 and 2002; the number of persons who were accepted and availed themselves of the scheme; if persons wer...More Button

The term time scheme operated on a pilot basis in selected Departments in 1999 and 2000. This Department was not part of the pilot scheme and consequently we did not operate the scheme in 2000. In ...More Button