Application for consent to conduct a geophysical and environmental baseline site survey proposed by Europa Oil & Gas (Inishkea) Limited who currently hold Licensing Option LO 16/20.
An application for consent for a geophysical and environmental baseline site survey was received by the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 15 May 2019. The survey application was received from Europa Oil & Gas (Inishkea) Limited within licensing option LO 16/20, 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 15 May 2019 and the public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application up to the close of business on 14 June 2019.
Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.
Update 24 July, 2019
EIA Screening Assessment: Further Information Requested from Applicant
Having regard to, inter alia, the requirements of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended), in particular Article 4 thereof, and the observations received further to public consultation on the application submitted by Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) PLC (Europa), it is considered that further information is required from the applicant to enable an EIA screening assessment be carried out on the Europa (Inishkea) application.
On 24th July, the further information considered necessary to enable an EIA screening assessment and determination be made in respect of the Europa 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 30 August, 2019
EIA Screening - Additional Information Received
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 30 August, 2019.
An additional 14 days consultation period will be provided until the 13 September, 2019. The public are invited to make submissions in relation to the additional information, to EAU@dccae.gov.ie.