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Environmental Impact Assessment (Fish Farming in Marine Waters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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12.—(1) This regulation applies where an appeal is made to the Water Appeals Commission for Northern Ireland (“the Appeals Commission”) under section 11A(4)(b) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 in relation to an application for a fish culture licence as regards fish farming in marine waters where the proposed development will be likely to have significant effects on the environment by virtue inter alia of its size, nature or location.

(2) The Appeals Commission shall not dispose of any such appeal unless it has taken into consideration the environmental information in respect of the proposed development.

(3) Regulations 11 and 14(6) shall apply to the Department in relation to the decision of the Appeals Commission on any such appeal as they apply to a decision by it on an application to which the prohibition in regulation 3(1) applies.

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