Public Participation in the identifying of Bathing Waters 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE IDENTICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’ UNDER THE BATHING WATERS DIRECTIVE 2006/7 EC OF 15TH FEBRUARY 2006 AND THE BATHING WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS SI 79 OF 2008

 

All 31 city and county councils are inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).

The Directive requires that water quality at all designated bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there. City and county councils are required under the 2008 Regulations to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.

This consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to:

  • comment on existing designated bathing waters with a view to continuation of designation,
  • comment on other bathing waters not currently designated but which may be considered for designation.

 

Comments are invited from interested parties.

This should be done through your local city council or county council in whose area the bathing water is located. Contact information for all 31 city and county councils can be found on the following website: http://www.lgma.ie/en/irish-local-government

 

For information on the criteria to be used to identify bathing waters in Kerry Local Authority area please contact Kerry County Council Environmental Services Department, Maine Street Tralee, Tel 066/7162000 or e-mail environ@kerrycoco.ie.

Closing date for submissions to Kerry County Council is 29th July 2014

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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