AIE request 012 – 2022
I refer to the request you made under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2018 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007, S.I. No. 662 of 2011, S.I. 615 of 2014 and S.I. No. 309 of 2018) (hereafter referred to as the AIE Regulations) for access to information held by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage relating to:
- Details of the list of Members and Chair of the Inter-Departmental Steering Group for the Hen Harrier Threat Response Plan
- Dates of meetings of the Inter-Departmental Steering Group from 01/01/2021-08/02/2022
- Agendas and minutes of the Inter-Departmental Steering Group from 01/01/2021-08/02/2022
Summary of Decision
I made a decision on your request on 15th February 2022. I have identified 2 records that relates to your request. I have decided that you should be granted access in full to this record and I attach a numbered copy. In the case of the remaining parts of your request, the dates of the meetings are set out in the summary of records. With respect to the request for agendas and minutes of the IDSG meetings in 2021, only one relevant record exists- please see the summary of records for further detail.
Schedule of records
I have attached a schedule of records with this letter. This lists the records that I consider relevant to your request. It provides a brief description of each record and the decision I have made on each record.
In accordance with Article 15 of the AIE Regulations, I propose to charge a fee of €20. This fee is calculated as a search and retrieval fee of €20 per hour for one hour. This fee is charged in accordance with the schedule of fees listed on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s website at: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/b1ba08-access-to-information-on-the-environment/.
This fee should be forwarded to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage by cheque, bank draft or order payable to The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage or alternatively by depositing the relevant amount to the Department of the Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s account using the details provided in the table below.
Please ensure you quote the FOI request number (AIE-012-2022) when making any such EFT payment. You should forward a copy of your transfer receipt to the AIE Unit at AIE@housing.gov.ie quoting the above reference number also.