Dublin Port Company, as the competent authority responsible for the preparation of the Dublin Port Masterplan has determined that a full and comprehensive Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Plan is required in compliance with EU Directive 2001/42/EC as transposed into Irish legislation through the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 435 of 2004).
SEA Environmental Report
SEA Non-Technical Summary
SEA Post-Adoption Statement
The SEA process for this Masterplan includes:
- Screening: To determine which plans and programmes are likely to have a significant impact on the environment
- Scoping: To liaise with statutory consultees to identify key issues of concern that should be addressed in the environmental assessment of the Plan.
- Environmental Report: Where the likely significant environmental effects of implementing the Masterplan are identified and evaluated.
- Consultation: Consulting the public, statutory and regulatory authorities, on the environmental report and draft Masterplan, giving adequate time for the receipt of submissions.
- Final Environmental Report: Taking account of the findings of the draft report and the outcome of consultations in deciding whether to adopt or modify the draft Masterplan.
- SEA Statement: To make known on the adoption of the plan how the SEA process influenced the outcome and to identify how environmental considerations have been integrated into the final Plan.
In addition, a Screening Report has been undertaken in accordance with the Habitats Assessment Directive Regulations and an Appropriate Assessment has also been prepared to accompany the Masterplan.