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The Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2018 No. 5

Energy

The Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Made

11th January 2018

Coming into operation

2nd February 2018

The Department for the Economy, being a Department designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1), in relation to measures relating to the requirement for an assessment of the impact on the environment of projects likely to have significant effects on the environment, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by that section and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations.

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 and shall come into operation on 2nd February 2018.

Revocation

2.  The Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(2) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for the Economy on 11th January 2018.

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Chris Stewart

A senior officer of the

Department for the Economy

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations revoke the Offshore Electricity Development (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (“2008 Regulations”).

The 2008 Regulations impose procedural requirements in connection with the consideration of applications for consents under Article 39 or 40 of the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (“the 1992 Order”) (together referred to as relevant consents) insofar as they relate to offshore developments to ensure that those developments have environmental statements either where they are described in Schedule 1, or are described in Schedule 2 and are likely to have a significant effect on the environment by virtue of factors such as their nature, size and location.

The 2008 Regulations are concerned with the implementation in Northern Ireland of Council Directive 2011/92/EEC as amended by Council Directive 2014/52/EC of the European parliament and the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private developments on the environment (“the Directive”).

The Directive is implemented in relation to relevant consents, insofar as they relate to offshore developments, by the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007, as amended by the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (amendment) Regulations 2011 which extended the regulated activity covered by those Regulations to include activities requiring the relevant consents in question. The 2008 Regulations are therefore no longer necessary to implement the Directive in relation to such activities.

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