Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament transposed by the Access to Environmental Information Regulations in Ireland provides that, subject to certain exceptions, information relating to the environment held by, or for, a public authority must be available on request to any person. Where possible, daa releases environmental information of most interest to the public through its websites and Sustainability Reports. Therefore, if you are seeking information from daa, you should first check whether this information is already available through either channel. If you cannot find what you need, you may apply to daa for the information. How do I request environmental information from daa? Requests should be made in writing (including email) to:
Where information is complex or difficult to retrieve, you may be required to pay a fee for its retrieval and compilation before it is provided. If you require further guidance on making a request or with respect the information held by DAA, please contact, DAA’s Environment Department by emailing: email@example.com When requesting information please include:
- Name and Address;
- Specify the information or documents you would like to access; and
- The manner in which you would prefer the information to be supplied either in hard copy or electronically.
How long will it take to receive environmental information from daa? daa will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and not later than one month after the date of receipt. This timescale may occasionally have to be extended by a further month if the information requested is very extensive and is difficult to retrieve, or if we have to consider other factors relating to its release, where it is for example, sensitive commercially. It will help us to process your request if you can be as specific as possible about what information you want. If necessary, we will contact you to further clarify your request and this may extend the time period for processing of the request. Appeals Procedure If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request for information, you have a right to have your request reviewed by another department. There is also a right of external appeal to the Office of the Information Commissioner who also oversees and enforces the Access to Environmental Information Regulations.