Communications Regulation Act 2002

F153[Regulations and policy directions to authorities.


56. (1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Transport, for the purposes of sections 54(2) and 55, make regulations to establish the basis for the calculation by a network operator of costs reasonably attributable to costs incurred by the network operator as a result of roadworks, and to establish an objective measure of works to be deemed to be improvements to electronic communications infrastructure for the purposes of this Part.

(2) The Minister for Transport may, with the consent of the Minister, for the purposes of section 53 make regulations, in relation to

(a) any conditions, restrictions or requirements to be made in a consent,

(b) the imposition of charges by authorities,

(c) anything to be contained in schemes under section 53(11), and

(d) emergency roadworks.

(3) The Minister for Transport after consultation with the Minister, may, subject to any regulations under this section, issue policy directions to authorities in connection with the exercise of the powers of authorities under this Part.]




Substituted (16.03.2010) by Communications Regulation (Premium Rate Services and Electronic Communications Infrastructure) Act 2010 (2/2010), s. 21(3), commenced on enactment.

Modifications (not altering text):


Functions under section transferred (1.01.2008) by Roads and Road Vehicles (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 815 of 2007), arts. 2, 3(1)(a) and sch. part 1, in effect as per art. 1(2).

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Transport.

(2) References to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Transport.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government by or under—

(a) an Act set out in the first column of Part 1 of the Schedule, and ...

are transferred to the Minister for Transport to the extent specified in the second column of the Part concerned opposite the mention of Act or statutory instrument (as the case may be) so set out.


Part 1

Acts, certain functions under which are transferred from the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to the Minister for Transport

Short Title of Act and number

Extent of transfer of functions to the Minister for Transport



Communications Regulation Act 2002 (No. 20 of 2002)

Sections 53 and 56