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Environmental Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Application for an opinion whether a project is a relevant project

4.—(1) The proposer may apply in writing to the Department for its opinion whether a project is a relevant project.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall include or be accompanied by—

(a)a map or plan sufficient to identify the land that is the subject of the proposed project and the extent of the proposed project,

(b)a brief description of the nature of the proposed project and of its possible effects on the environment, and

(c)such further information or representations as the proposer may wish to provide or make.

(3) The Department shall, if it considers that it has not been provided with sufficient information to enable it to give an opinion under paragraph (1), notify the proposer in writing of the matters on which it requires further information and the proposer shall supply that further information to the Department within such period as the Department reasonably may require or such other period as may be agreed in writing between the Department and the proposer.

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