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The Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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20.—(1) In Article 2(2)—

(a)for the definition of “the Directive” substitute—

“the Directive” means Directive 2011/92/EU(1) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU(2) of the European Parliament and of the Council;;

(b)for the definition of “environmental statement” substitute—

“environmental statement” means a statement that includes such of the information referred to in Schedule 2A as is reasonably required to assess the environmental effects of the drainage scheme and which the Department can, having regard in particular to current knowledge and methods of assessment, reasonably be required to compile;;

(c)after the definition “protection” insert—

“public concerned” means the public affected or likely to be affected by, or having an interest in, the environmental decision-making procedures of the Department. For the purposes of this definition, non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection and meeting any requirements under national law shall be deemed to have an interest;;

(d)after the definition of “tree” insert—

“Union legislation” means any enactment in the domestic law of Northern Ireland giving effect to an EU obligation..

In Article 2(2B) after “purposes of the Directive” insert “unless otherwise provided for”.

(1)

2011/92/EU (OJ L 26, 28.1.2012, p. 1–21)

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2014/52/EU (OJ L 124, 25.4.2014, p. 1–18)

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