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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

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10Screening: publicity for determinations

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(1)Within 28 days of a determination having been made under section 8(1), the responsible authority shall send to the consultation authorities—

(a)a copy of the determination; and

(b)any related statement of reasons prepared in accordance with section 8(2)(b).

(2)The responsible authority shall—

(a)keep a copy of the determination, and any related statement of reasons, available at its principal office for inspection by the public at all reasonable times and free of charge;

(b)display a copy of the determination and any related statement of reasons on the authority’s website; and

(c)within 14 days of the making of the determination, secure the taking of such steps as it considers appropriate (including publication in at least one newspaper circulating in the area to which the plan or programme relates) to bring to the attention of the public—

(i)the title of the plan or programme to which the determination relates;

(ii)that a determination has been made under section 8(1);

(iii)whether or not an environmental assessment is required in respect of the plan or programme; and

(iv)the address (which may include a website) at which a copy of the determination and any related statement of reasons may be inspected or from which a copy may be obtained.

(3)Nothing in subsection (2)(c)(iv) shall require the responsible authority to provide a copy of any document free of charge; but where a charge is made, it shall be of a reasonable amount.

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