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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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National Monuments Service

The National Monuments Service advises the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage on legislative and policy issues relating to the archaeological heritage and has responsibility for the archaeological management of the National Monuments in State care, the maintenance of the statutory list of recorded monuments (i.e. the Record of Monuments and Places), the implementation of legislation in relation to the protection of sites and monuments (including historic wrecks that are over 100 years old).

Also responsible for the regulation of archaeological excavations, the use of detection devices for archaeological purposes and diving on historic wrecks and other underwater archaeological sites, the provision of advice to planning and other consent authorities on development proposals which might have an impact on archaeology and the provision of archaeological advice to a wide range of groups and individuals.