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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. The Act

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. The Main Provisions of the Act

  5. The Act – Section by Section

    1. Part 1 – Environmental Assessment for Plans and Programmes

      1. Section 1 – Requirement for environmental assessment

      2. Section 2 – Responsible Authorities

      3. Section 3 – Consultation Authorities

      4. Section 4 – Plans and programmes

      5. Section 5 – Qualifying plans and programmes

      6. Section 6 – Types of excluded Plans and programmes

      7. Section 7 – Exemptions: pre-screening

      8. Section 8 – Exemptions: screening

      9. Section 9 – Screening: procedure

      10. Section 10 – Screening: publicity for determinations

      11. Section 11 – Directions as regards plans and programmes

      12. Section 12 – Restriction on adoption or submission

      13. Section 13 – Relationship with Community Law requirements

    2. Part 2 – Environmental Reports and Consultation

      1. Section 14 – Preparation of environmental report

      2. Section 15 – Scoping

      3. Section 16 – Consultation procedures

      4. Section 17 – Account to be taken of environmental report

    3. Part 3 – Post-Adoption Procedures

      1. Section 18 – Information as to adoption of a qualifying plan or programme

      2. Section 19 – Monitoring the implementation of qualifying plans and programmes

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous

      1. Section 20 – Annual Reports

    5. Part 5 – General Provisions

      1. Section 21 – Crown Application

      2. Section 22 & 23 – Orders and Ancillary provision

      3. Section 24 – Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Scotland) Regulations 2004

      4. Sections 25 and 26 – Interpretation, Commencement and short title

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 – Projects

    2. Schedule 2 – Criteria for determining likely significance of effects on the environment

    3. Schedule 3 – Information for Environmental Reports

  7. Parliamentary History of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

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