Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

5.

Proceedings relating to Information Regulations.

5.— (1) Section 3 applies to civil proceedings, other than proceedings referred to in subsection (2), instituted by a person relating to a request referred to in Regulation 6 of the Information Regulations.

(2) Section 3 shall not apply to proceedings instituted by the Commissioner for Environmental Information or a public authority pursuant to the Information Regulations.

(3) In this section—

“Information Regulations” means the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 133 of 2007);

“public authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Information Regulations.