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Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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6.—(1) Where the proposer applies to the Department under regulation 5, the Department shall give to the proposer written notice of its opinion within—

(a)28 days beginning with the date of its receipt of the application or, where it notifies the proposer under regulation 5(3) that it requires further information, the date of its receipt of that information; or

(b)such longer period as may be agreed in writing between the Department and the proposer.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), in considering, for the purpose of forming its opinion, whether the project is likely to have significant effects on the environment the Department shall take into account the selection criteria in Schedule 3.

(3) In a case where the project does not exceed any relevant threshold set out in Schedule 2, the Department shall form its opinion in accordance with regulation 3(3) except where, in its opinion, there are exceptional circumstances which, taking account of the selection criteria in Schedule 3, make it likely that the project will have significant effects on the environment.

(4) Where the opinion of the Department is that the project is a relevant project, the Department shall include in, or provide with, its opinion a written statement of its reasons for being of that opinion.

(5) The Department may, in the absence of an application, give its opinion whether or not a project is or would be a relevant project and where it gives an opinion under this paragraph—

(a)it shall give written notice of its opinion to any person who reasonably appears to it to be the proposer; and

(b)paragraphs (2), (3), (4) and (6) of this regulation shall apply as they do to an opinion given under regulation 5(1).

(6) In paragraph 3, the reference to circumstances which are, in the opinion of the Department, exceptional shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 2.

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