Thursday 13 December 2018
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD has published the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill, 2018 which appoints a new independent noise regulator – Fingal County Council.
Minister Ross said: “The new regulator will be responsible for applying EU law to airport noise management.*
It will have enforcement powers to ensure that the daa complies with noise management requirements. There will be extensive public consultation and an appeals process.”
The Bill provides that the daa will be legally required to comply with whatever noise management measures the new regulator deems necessary.
Minister Ross added: “Considering the importance of Dublin airport to our connectivity, business and tourism, particularly in the context of Brexit, I would hope there will be cross party support for this vital Bill.”
Notes for Editors
*Noise abatement measures will be applied as appropriate in accordance with EU regulation 598/2014 – which provides a binding EU-wide noise regulatory regime for major European airports.