Application for a site survey at Barryroe North Celtic Sea by Exola DAC

Public consultation on an ‚Äčapplication for consent for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea, South West Coast, Ireland proposed by Exola DAC who currently hold a standard exploration licence SEL 1/11

An application for consent for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea has been received by the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 20 January 2020.

The survey application has been received from Exola DAC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Providence Resources plc, within standard exploration licence SEL 1/11, granted by the Minister for Communications Climate Action and Environment pursuant to Section 8 of the Petroleum Act 1960.

The public are invited to make submissions in relation to this application. Submissions can be sent to PADadmin@dccae.gov.ie.

This application was posted on the Department's website on 22 January 2020 and any submission received by close of business on 21 February 2020 will be considered by the Minister.

The following documents have been received:


 

Update 10 March 2020

EIA Screening Assessment: Further Information Requested from Applicant

Having regard to, inter alia, the requirements of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended), in particular Article 4 thereof, and the observations received from notified bodies and further to public consultation on the application submitted by Exola DAC, it is considered that further information is required from the applicant to enable an EIA screening assessment be carried out on the Exola DAC application.

On 10 March, the further information considered necessary to enable an EIA screening assessment and determination be made in respect of the Exola application was sought from the applicant.

When received, the additional information will be published on the Department website and further submissions invited to be made on the additional material during a supplemental consultation period of 14 days. Any submissions received will be taken into account in carrying out an EIA Screening Assessment in respect of this application.

 

Update 1 April 2020

Further to the Department request, the Applicant has provided additional information so that an EIA Screening Assessment can be carried out. This additional information can be found in the documents below.

The public are invited to make submissions in relation to the additional information until 15 April, 2020, which will be taken into account in carrying out an EIA screening assessment of the application.   Submissions should be sent to EAU@dccae.gov.ie