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STEP 1: SUMMARY OF RIA


         Summary of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA)
Department /Office:                       Title of Legislation:



Stage:                                                               Date:
(e.g. internal draft, consultation,
General Scheme of Bill, Text of Bill)

Related Publications:


Available to view or download at:
http://www.
Contact for enquiries:                                            Telephone:

 What policy options have been considered? Please summarise the costs, benefits and impacts
 relating to each below and indicate whether a preferred option has been identified.
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 Preferred Option:


                                             OPTIONS
               COSTS                         BENEFITS                        IMPACTS
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STEP 2: STATEMENT OF POLICY PROBLEM AND OBJECTIVES
[Include information on the background to the issue, what the particular policy,
problem or challenge is and why it must be addressed now. You may also wish to
include information on existing legislative provisions, any relevant data/statistics in
relation to the issue. What is the proposal intended to achieve. Differentiate
between immediate objectives and ultimate objectives and focus on immediate
objectives.]


STEP 3: IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF OPTIONS

Identify and examine at least three options

[Identify and describe at least three options including the ‘no change’ option
and at least one alternative to regulation/ alternative model of regulation.]


STEP 4: ANALYSIS OF COSTS, BENEFITS AND IMPACTS OF EACH
OPTION

Conduct a detailed and rigorous analysis of costs and benefits using
formal cost-benefit analysis where possible. Where it is not possible to
monetise all the costs and benefits multi-criteria analysis should be
used.

[Conduct a robust and structured analysis of costs and benefits using formal
Cost-benefit analysis if possible. Take account of direct and indirect costs and
benefits and initial and ongoing costs and benefits. Compliance costs
including administrative burdens should also be included. Describe who
benefits and who bears the cost. Take account of risk and spell out any
assumptions made in estimating costs and benefits.]

Examine the following impacts:

[Delete headings as appropriate]

          a) Impacts on National Competitiveness

          b) Impacts on Socially Excluded or Vulnerable Groups

          c) Impacts on the Environment

          d) Impacts on the Economic Market including impacts on
             Consumers and Competition

          e) Impacts on the Rights of Citizens

          f) Compliance Burdens

          g) North South and East West Relations




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STEP 5: CONSULTATION

Conduct a structured open consultation process. Report on who was
consulted, the views raised and respond to these where possible.

[Conduct a consultation process (advice on consultation is available from the
Better Regulation Unit, Department of the Taoiseach). Ensure a reasonable
time frame for responses and ensure that the consultation process is open
and accessible. Outline who was consulted, the views they expressed and
how these were reflected in the proposals.]

STEP 6: ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

Examine in detail enforcement and compliance issues for each option being
considered including who will enforce the proposals and the resources
necessary for enforcement.

[Describe the enforcement arrangements. What agency/body is to be charged
with enforcement? Has this been agreed? Are there sufficient resources for
effective enforcement? If inspections are planned, how are these being
targeted?]

STEP 7: REVIEW

Identify mechanisms for review and performance indicators for each option.
Outline the data sources which will be used to report on these indicators.

[Outline review mechanisms e.g. Annual Reports, reports to Oireachtas
committees, stakeholder surveys etc Specify performance indicators for the
proposals. Identify the mechanisms for measuring these and the data which
will be used.]


STEP 8: PUBLICATION

Remember: All RIAs must be published, subject to FOI exemptions. At
a minimum, RIAs should be published on the Department’s website.




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