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Access to Information on the Environment

You have the right to obtain certain environmental information from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) under European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations, 2007-2018 – referred to as “AIE Regulations”. The AIE Regulations legislation sets out the procedures for public access to information relating to the environment held by public bodies.

Further details are available from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment at https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/about-us/compliance/access-to-information-on-the-environment-(aie)/Pages/Access-to-Information-on-the-Environment%20(AIE).aspx

To make a request to the IAA under AIE legislation, we ask that you submit your request in writing to our media contact: The Environmental Officer, Irish Aviation Authority, The Times Building, 11-12 D'Olier Street, Dublin D02 T449, Ireland. Email: aei@iaa.ie

In your letter/email, we ask that you:
• Specify that you are making the request under AIE legislation and clearly state the environmental information that you are requesting
• Please try to provide as much detail as possible to enable us to process your request efficiently
• Include your return address

You will receive a response within one month from the date on which the request is received by the IAA.
There is no initial fee for making an AIE request. However, the IAA may charge a reasonable fee for supplying the information required, including photocopying and printing fees and postage fees.

Scale of fees:
• Photocopying/printing - €0.05 per page
• Information supplied electronically – no charge
• Postage – at actual cost

Disclaimer/Note: Please be advised that Public bodies may refuse AIE requests on certain mandatory grounds (personal information/third party information) or discretionary grounds (commercial confidentiality etc).

Appeals: If you would like to appeal a decision made by the AIE, you can do so by sending a request in writing asking for an internal review of the decision. Please address your review request to the contact person and address given above.

If after the internal review, you are unsatisfied with the decision and would like to make a complaint or appeal the decision again, you can do so by contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information (“OCEI”). Further details of the OCEI are available at https://www.ocei.ie/

or, by contacting The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information, 18 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2, D02 HE97.

You must appeal or make a complaint to the OCEI within one month of getting the reviewed decision from the IAA.