Hogan leaving back door open for new regulations – Canning

A Donegal Councillor is expressing concern at the wording of new legislation concerning septic tanks. Fianna Fail Cllr Paul Canning says Environment Minister Phil Hogan has inserted a clause into the Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011, which will allow him introduce more regulations in the future without having to go through the Dail.

He says this is a device which has been used by Mr Hogan in the past.

Cllr Canning says a special meeting of Donegal County Council tomorrow will consider possible problems in the planning system because of new regulations introduced by the minister in this way, and he fears the septic tank legislation may hold a sting in the tail.........

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