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Public Consultation - Timetable and Work Programme for the Development of the Second Cycle River Basin Management Plans

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, invites submissions and comments on the “Timetable and Work Programme for the Development of the Second Cycle River Basin Management Plans” which he has published in accordance with Article 14 of the Water Framework Directive.

The Water Framework Directive was adopted in 2000 and requires member States to manage their water resources on an integrated basis in order to achieve at least ‘good’ ecological status.  The first cycle of River Basin Management Plans for Ireland was published in July 2010 and planning for the second cycle is underway. This consultation document seeks the input of interested parties on the approach proposed for the second cycle of plans which will be adopted in 2017 and will run until 2021.

Submission Return Details 

Submissions and comments on the Timetable and Work Programme may be forwarded by email to or by sending a written response to:

 Water Quality Section, 
 Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, 
 Newtown Road, 

The final date for responses in respect of this consultation is 31 January 2015.

What We Will Do With Your Response

Submissions may be published on the Department’s website.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that all submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2011. 


Status History

Status - Closed
Saturday, January 31, 2015