Access to Information on the Environment (A.I.E.)
Under Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and given effect to the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations, 2007-2014 (the A.I.E. Regulations) all individuals of the state are entitled to request access to information on the environment that is held by Public Bodies, including the CCPC. The Directive covers information held by the office in written, visual, oral, electronic or any other material form that relates to environmental matters.
How to Request Environmental Information:
If you wish to request access to information on the environment that the CCPC holds, please submit your request in writing and state that the application is being made under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007-2014. Please provide contact details including a telephone number, if possible, and state, in clear terms, the environmental information required and specify the form and manner of access desired.
Requests should be sent to:
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission,
Or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no fee for making an AIE request.
What can I do if I am unhappy with a decision on my request?
If you are unhappy with the decision on your request, or feel your request was otherwise not properly dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the AIE Regulations, you may request an internal review. You must request this within one month of receipt of the decision.
No fee will be charged for the internal review process.
You will receive a written outcome of the review informing you of the decision, the reason for the decision and advising you of your right of appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information. The time limits and fees associated with such an appeal will also be outlined. The outcome of the review will be issued to you within one month of the date of receipt of the request.
The CCPC has received no such requests since its establishment on 31 October 2014.