Statutory Consents

​(Seismic Surveys and Exploration Drilling)

We are currently reviewing the Rules and Procedures manual for Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Appraisal Operations Offshore Exploration. The revised environmental section will be available shortly. In the meantime the following guidance can be referenced in compiling environmental assessment/appropriate assessment reports in support of applications to conduct activities under licences issued pursuant to the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960.

2012 European Union Environmental Impact Assessment Gas Regulations 2012 SI No 403 2012

2012 European Union Environmental Impact Assessment Petroleum Regulations 2012 SI No 404 2012

2013 European Union Environmental Impact Assessment Petroleum Exploration Regulations 2013 SI 134 of 2013

Marine Nature Impact Statements in Irish Special Areas of Conservation (Working Document)

Assessment of Plans and Projects significantly affecting Natura 2000 sites

Appropriate Assessment of Plans and Projects in Ireland. Guidance for Planning Authorities

EIA Screening Table (Seismic)

Guidance to Manage the Risk to Marine Mammals from Man-Made sound sources in Irish Waters


The following are prescribed bodies and should be notified when undertaking Seismic Acquisition:

Technical Section, Petroleum Affairs Division

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

29-31 Adelaide Road

Dublin 2

D02 X285

​The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG)

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60.

Contact: Dave McMyler

Phone: 01-678-3446

Email: davemcmyler@dttas.ie

National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) of the Irish Coast Guard

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60.

Phone: 01-662-0922

Email: CoastGuardNMOC@dttas.ie

 

​Marine Radio Affairs Unit of the Maritime Safety Directorate

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60.

Contact: Eamonn Corry/Aidan Jennings

Phone: 01-678-2365/01-678-2367

Email: radiosurveyors@dttas.ie

​Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

Howth Fisheries Harbour Centre

West Pier Howth

Co. Dublin.

Contact: Declan McGabhann

Phone: 01-8321910

Email: declan.mcgabhann@sfpa.ie

​Sea Fisheries Policy Division

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Clonakilty

Co. Cork

Contact: Kevin Moriarty

Phone: 023-59582

Email: kevinr.moriarty@agriculture.gov.ie

​Marine Survey Office (MSO)

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60

Email: MSO@dttas.ie

​Maritime Safety Policy Division

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60

Email: marinenotices@dttas.ie

Maritime Services Division

Irish Maritime Administration

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60

Email: ShipSourcePollutionPrevention@dttas.ie

Marine Institute

Marine Environment and Food Safety Services

80 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02 F449

Contact: Terry McMahon

Phone: 01-4766504

Email: terry.mcmahon@marine.ie and

institute.mail@marine.ie

Department of Defence

Executive Branch

Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, W12 AD93

Contact: John Doyle

Email: john.doyle@defence.ie

Ann Tighe

ann.tighe@defence.ie

Killybeg Fishermen's Organisation (KFO)

CEO: Sean O'Donoghue

Phone: 074-973-1089

Email: kfo@kfo.ie

​Irish South & West Fish Producer Organisation (IS&W)

CEO: Patrick Murphy

Phone: 027-70670

Email: info@irishsouthandwest.ie and

patrick@irishsouthandwest.ie

Irish South & East Fish Producer Organisation (IS&E)

CEO: Hugo Boyle

Phone: 051-853-627

Email: isefpo@eircom.net

Irish Fish Producers' Organisation (IFPO)

CEO: Francis O'Donnell

Phone: 074-974-1468

Email: ifpo@eircom.net

National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF)

Chairman: Alex Crowley

For contact see website: inshoreforums.ie

Anglo-North Irish FPO Ltd

CEO: Alan McCulla

Phone: +44 28 4176-2855

Email: info@anifpo.com

National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)

Phone: +44-1904-635-430

Email: nffo@nffo.org.uk

North Sea Regional Advisory Council

Website: nsrac.org

Email: NSRAC@aberdeenshire.gsx.gov.uk 

North West Waters Regional Advisory Council

Website: nwwrac.org

Email: NWWRAC2@bim.ie  

Pelagic Regional Advisory Council​

Website: pelagic-rac.org

Email: v.ohms@pelagic-rac.org

​Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Contact: Declan Nee
Phone: 01-2144-100
Email: nee@bim.ie