Dáil Éireann - Volume 618 - 03 May, 2006

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his views on whether a fire risk assessment must be done for the city and in particular for the Poolbeg Peninsula and surrounding environs in view of the plan to build an incinerator there. [16117/06]

  Mr. Roche:The issue of fire risk assessment is a matter for Dublin City Council as the fire authority for the area.

The waste to energy facility in question is being procured by Dublin City Council acting on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities who are party to the Dublin regional waste management plan. I understand that the private sector partner selected by the Council is preparing environmental impact statements and supporting material with a view to entering the regulatory processes in respect of physical planning and environmental licensing in the near future. My Department is of course precluded from involvement in these processes.