Application Decision

Appropriate Assessment Screening Determination

On 13 February 2020, the Minister determined that an Appropriate Assessment (AA) is not required for the Kinsale Gas Field decommissioning application.

The AA Screening Determination can be located in Decision Documentation.


Application Determination including Environmental Impact Assessment 

On 24 February 2020, the Minister approved The 'Kinsale Head Decommissioning Plan – Kinsale Head Petroleum Lease (OPL1) – Consent Application No. 2' an addendum proposed by KEL to the Kinsale Head Plan of Development, pursuant to the Lease granted under Section 13 of the POMDA, which covers the decommissioning of certain facilities and activities in the Kinsale Head, and Ballycotton gas fields; and, that KEL may alter and remove facilities from the area designated pursuant to Section 2 of S.I. No. 92/1993 - Continental Shelf (Designated Areas) Order, 1993, pursuant to Section 5(2) of the Continental Shelf Act 1968, as amended. 

The Determination including the conditions attached to the consent can be located in Decision Documentation.