Consultation paper CP1/2012, published today, sets out our current thinking on possible changes to the scope of the airport charges regulatory till. The regulatory till refers to the costs and revenues considered when making a determination governing the maximum level of airport charges the DAA may levy at Dublin airport.
We previously published Commission Paper CP4/2010, inviting comments from parties on the merits of changes to the regulatory till. For reasons set out in CP1/2012, we do not propose a switch from “single-till” regulation to “dual-till” regulation. Nevertheless, we are willing to consider making changes to the regulatory till where the airport proposes commercial investments for which users have reservations about the business case. CP1/2012 elaborates on our rationale for this proposal, and some of the regulatory challenges we think it will create.
Interested parties are invited to submit their responses by 27 June 2012.