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Public Consultation on an application for consent for a site survey (Kiely East Prospect) by Europa Oil and Gas (Ireland West)

​​An application for consent for a site survey was received from Europa Oil and Gas (Ireland West) Ltd. by the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 5th June, 2019. The survey application is within Frontier Exploration Licence FEL 2/13, granted by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment pursuant to Section 8 of the Petroleum Act 1960.

This application was posted on the Department's website on 6th June 2019 and the public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application up to the close of business Monday 8th July, 2019.

​This consultation is now closed.

Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.


 

Update 30 August, 2019

EIA Screening Assessment: Further Information Requested from Applicant

Having considered the material submitted by Europa Oil & Gas (Ireland West) Limited in respect of their application to conduct a geophysical and environmental site survey at the Kiely East prospect with regard to, inter alia, the requirements of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended), in particular Article 4 thereof, the observations received further to public consultation on the application and advice provided by Ramboll Environment and Health UK Limited (independent environmental experts advising on this application), it is considered that further information is required from the applicant to enable an EIA screening assessment be carried out on the Europa (Kiely East) application.

On 30 August, the further information considered necessary to enable an EIA screening assessment and determination be made in respect of the Europa (Kiely East) application was sought from the applicant.

When received, the additional information will be published on the Department website and further submissions invited to be made on the additional material during a supplemental consultation period of 14 days.  Any submissions received will be taken into account in carrying out an EIA Screening Assessment in respect of this application.

 

Update 15 October

EIA Screening Assessment

Further to the Department request, the Applicant has provided additional information so that an EIA Screening Assessment can be carried out. This additional information has been published on the Department's website on 15 October, 2019.

The public are invited to make submissions in relation to the additional information until 30 October, 2019, which will be taken into account in carrying out an EIA screening assessment of the application.   Submissions should be sent to EAU@dccae.gov.ie


 

Update 7 November, 2019

Appropriate Assessment Screening Determination and Further Information Request

On 5 November, a determination was made, following screening under Regulation 42 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 477 of 2011), as amended, that a Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment is required in respect of the Europa Kiely East  Survey application, as it cannot be excluded on the basis of objective scientific information that the proposed site survey, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, will have a significant effect on a European Site.

By further Notice dated 5 November, Europa has been directed to provide additional information considered necessary for the purposes of carrying out the Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment of the Europa Kiely East Survey application.  When received, the additional material will be published on the website of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (www.dccae.gov.ie) and submissions invited thereon for a period of 21 days.


 

Judicial Review

The validity of the AA Screening Determination may be questioned by Judicial Review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No.15 of 1986), as amended.  Any application for leave to apply for judicial review must be made promptly and in any event within three months from the date of the Determination. Practical information on Judicial Review can be obtained from the Citizens Information Board, Ground Floor, George's Quay House, 43 Townsend Street, Dublin 2 (www.citizensinformation.ie) or from the Courts Website (www.courts.ie).

Disclaimer: The above is intended for information purposes. It does not purport to be a legally binding interpretation of the relevant provisions on judicial review and it would be advisable for persons contemplating legal action to seek legal advice.

Consultation Documents

 

 

Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Pre-Survey Fishery Assessment F01https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/27/consultations/Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Pre-Survey Fishery Assessment F01.pdfEuropa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Pre-Survey Fishery Assessment F0105/06/2019 23:00:00pdf2614751
Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for AA and NIS Report F01https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/27/consultations/Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for AA and NIS Report F01.pdfEuropa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for AA and NIS Report F0105/06/2019 23:00:00pdf1934453
Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for EIA and ERA Report F01https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/27/consultations/Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for EIA and ERA Report F01.pdfEuropa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Screening for EIA and ERA Report F0105/06/2019 23:00:00pdf2747013
Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Survey Technical Specifications Report F01https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/27/consultations/Europa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Survey Technical Specifications Report F01.pdfEuropa Oil and Gas - Kiely East Prospect Site Survey - Survey Technical Specifications Report F0105/06/2019 23:00:00pdf3725749
Kiely East Cover Letterhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/consultations/Documents/27/consultations/Kiely East Cover Letter.pdfKiely East Cover Letter05/06/2019 23:00:00pdf69131

Consultation Submissions