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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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Restriction on relevant projects

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, no person shall carry out, on any land, work or operations relating to a relevant project unless–

(a)consent has been granted for that project by the Commissioners or by the Scottish Ministers; and

(b)the project is carried out in accordance with the consent (including the conditions to which the consent is subject).

(2) In accordance with Article 2(3) of the Directive, the Commissioners may direct that a particular project is exempted from the application of these Regulations.

(3) A direction under paragraph (2) shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by a statement of the Commissioners' reasons for making it.

(4) No direction shall be made under paragraph (2) above where it appears to the Commissioners that the project would be likely to have significant effects on the environment in another EEA State.

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