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The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Publicity where an application is accompanied by an environmental statement

9.—(1) In any case where an applicant for a section 36 consent or a section 37 consent which relates to EIA development has provided the Scottish Ministers with an environmental statement the applicant shall publish in two successive weeks in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality in which the land to which the application relates is situated (or, if the proposed development is in, on, over or under the sea, in such newspapers as are likely to come to the attention of those likely to be affected by the proposed development) a notice containing the information specified in paragraph (2).

(2) A notice to which paragraph (1) applies shall–

(a)describe the application in question and state that it is accompanied by an environmental statement;

(b)state that copies of the environmental statement may be inspected at or obtained from an address in the locality in which the land to which the application relates is situated (or, if the proposed development is in, on, over or under the sea, an address in Scotland) and specify the amount of any payment required to be made for a copy of the environmental statement; and

(c)state a date, not less than four weeks after the date on which the notice is to be last published in accordance with paragraph (1), by which any pers on may make representations in relation to the application in question to the Scottish Ministers and specify the address to which any such representations are to be sent.

(3) A notice under paragraph (1) may be combined with any other notice which the applicant may be required to publish in respect of his application.

(4) A reasonable charge reflecting printing and distribution costs may be made in relation to the supply of a copy of an environmental statement to any person except that the copies served pursuant to regulation 11(1) or (3) shall be supplied free of charge.

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