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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

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1Requirement for environmental assessment

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(1)The responsible authority shall—

(a)during the preparation of a qualifying plan or programme, secure the carrying out of an environmental assessment in relation to the plan or programme; and

(b)do so—

(i)where the plan or programme is to be submitted to a legislative procedure for the purposes of its adoption, before its submission; or

(ii)in any other case, before its adoption.

(2)In this Act, an environmental assessment is—

(a)the preparation of an environmental report;

(b)the carrying out of consultations; and

(c)the taking into account of the environmental report and the result of the consultations in decision-making,

in accordance with Part 2 of this Act.

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