The Commissioner for Environmental Information, Peter Tyndall, has referred a question of law arising in an appeal to the High Court for determination, under article 12(9)(a) of the AIE Regulations. The Commissioner seeks the assistance of the High Court on the interpretation of articles 8(a)(iv) and 9(1)(c) of the AIE Regulations, to the extent that they involve an interplay (if any) with the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
Links to the Notice of Motion and the grounding affidavit are below:
Draft findings and recommendations with regard to communication ACCC/C/2014/112 and findings and recommendations with regard to communication ACCC/C/2016/141 concerning compliance by Ireland
Submission of the Commissioner for Environmental Information, Peter Tyndall, on the public consultation by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2011 to 2018
The Department’s consultation document is available here.
OCEI Submission on Consultation on Review of the AIE Regulations
OCEI Response to Public Consultation on NIR 2021