Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018
Strategic environmental assessment and appropriate assessment
72. The Minister shall, in the preparation of a National Marine Planning Framework, ensure that the National Marine Planning Framework does not contravene the following acts of the institutions of the European Union, or any provision of an Act of the Oireachtas or instrument under an Act of the Oireachtas enacted or made for the purpose of giving effect to any such act:
(a) Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 20016 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment;
(b) Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 20097 on the conservation of wild birds;
(c) Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 19928 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.