The Freedom of Information Act 2000, which came into force on 1 January 2005 , means that anyone, anywhere can ask for any corporate information we hold.
All you have to do is submit your request in writing, by letter or e-mail, stating clearly what information you want. We provide a dedicated Freedom of Information e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and also a request for access to information form. Both of these are routed directly to the Information Officer.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 public bodies are required to adopt, maintain and review a Publication Scheme. The schemes are designed to ensure that public bodies actively release information to the public. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has developed a Model Publication Scheme which CCEA has adopted.
Details of CCEA’s commitment to proactively make information available to the public, and any exemptions to this commitment, can be viewed in the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme.
The types of information that CCEA will undertake to make routinely available can be viewed at ICO's Definition Document for Northern Ireland non departmental public bodies.
We have created a Guide to Information held by CCEA, its format, where and how it can be accessed and information on any charges which might be applied.
Responding to Requests
Once we receive your request, we will reply, in writing, within 20 working days. If we need clarification or there is likely to be any delay in providing the information we will contact you.
In our reply, we will confirm whether or not we hold the information, and either provide you with the information requested or explain why it is not being provided.
We may charge a fee before supplying the information you request. If so, we'll write to you giving details of the amount you must pay before we disclose the information.