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

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Notification of determination that proposed drainage works are likely to have significant effects on the environment

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9.—(1) This regulation applies to any case where—

(a)under regulation 8(4), the Department determines that any proposed drainage works are likely to have significant effects on the environment; or

(b)under regulation 8(7), the Commission determines that any proposed drainage works are likely to have significant effects on the environment.

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies, the Department shall by general and local advertisement—

(a)describe briefly the nature, size and location of the proposed drainage works in question;

(b)state that the proposed drainage works are likely to have significant effects on the environment, state the main reasons for requiring an assessment with reference to the relevant criteria listed in Schedule 2B to the Drainage Order, and that the Department intends to prepare an environmental statement in respect of them;

(c)state that any person may obtain information from, or make representations in writing to, the Department in relation to the likely environmental effects of the proposed drainage works at an address specified in the notice within 30 days of the date of the publication of the notice in the Belfast Gazette;

(d)indicate the nature of the information in question and the times where and means by which it will be made available;

(e)state the nature of the possible decisions that may be made in the case or, if there is one, the draft decision; and

(f)indicate whether the proposed drainage works are likely to have significant effects on the environment in another EEA State.

(3) Where the Department publishes an advertisement in accordance with paragraph (2) it shall, on or before the date of the publication of the notice in the Belfast Gazette, send a copy of that notice to each of the consultation bodies.

(4) The Department shall make available to the public concerned any additional information which is relevant to a case to which this regulation applies but which only becomes available after the publication of the advertisements under paragraph (2).

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