Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 08 March, 2006

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

  31. Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the extent of his review of the overall regulation of the waste management sector with particular reference to identifying public sector obligations appropriate to service providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9462/06]

  Mr. Roche: As I have already indicated, I have been examining the various options as to how best the rapidly evolving waste market might be regulated in future. This has entailed giving careful consideration to a wide range of issues, including how any regulatory regime could include elements of public service. I will shortly be in a position to present proposals to Government in regard to regulation in this sector.