Public Consultation on an application for consent to conduct a site survey (Kiely East Prospect) proposed by Europa Oil and Gas (Ireland West) Ltd, who currently hold Frontier Exploration Licence FEL 2/13.
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 on close of business Monday 8th July, 2019.
Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.
The following documents were received:
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