To ask the Minister for Transport if he will clarify whether powers vested under Section 77 of the Roads Act 1993 are within his remit, or remain within the remit of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
- Paul Gogarty.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 17th April, 2008
Ref No: 14010/08 Proof: 315
Resubmitted from (DFA) 15/04/2008 -- White No 665 -- Old Proof No. 271
Answered by the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey T.D.
The issue of environmental noise, including that generated by road traffic, is dealt with under Statutory Instrument (S.I.) No. 140 of 2006: Environmental Noise Regulations 2006. The S.I. was signed into effect by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on 29th March 2006. These Regulations have superseded the provisions of Section 77 of the Roads Act, 1993.