AIE: Access to list of Bord na Mona bog IDs, bog names, locations, IPPC licences, area in Ha, land use and drainage data

AIE Request COSEC00327

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 in relation to GIS data of the following:


BNM Bog No.
BNM Bog Name
BNM Bog group
IPPC Licence no.

Area in hectares (as per GIS system)

Main land use

Other land use

Drainage (pumped, gravity, part pumped)

Extension date by which decision will be made

As indicated in the acknowledgement of 23rd February 2022,  Bord na Móna Plc. is obliged to notify you of its decision on this request within one month of its receipt. However, Article 7(2)(b) of the AIE Regulations allows a public body to extend this time period up to a maximum of 2 months from the date on which the request was received, where the decision maker is unable, due to the volume or complexity of the request, to make a decision within the original one month period.

Records relevant to your request have been located by Bord na Móna plc.  However, issues have arisen with regard to the applicability of grounds for refusal under Article 9 of the AIE Regulations, which unfortunately it will not be possible to resolve within the one-month timeframe.   Therefore, I am extending the time for dealing with your request by one month from the date indicated to you in the acknowledgement letter. I will notify you of my decision as soon as possible, but at the latest by 21st April 2022.

Yours sincerely,

John MacNamara

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