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SCHEDULE 4GRANT OF PERMITS

PART 2DETERMINATION OF APPLICATIONS

17.  Where the Scottish Ministers are aware that the operation of an installation carrying out an activity listed in Annex I to the Directive in Scotland is likely to have significant negative effects on the environment of another Member State, or where another Member State likely to be significantly affected so requests, they shall forward to the Secretary of State a copy of the application to operate that installation for onward transmission to the other Member State at the same time as the application is advertised pursuant to paragraph 5 (or as soon as they become so aware or receive such a request, if they become so aware or receive such a request after the application is advertised but before the application is determined) in order that the application may serve as the basis for any consultations necessary in the framework of the bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and the other Member State on a reciprocal and equivalent basis, as referred to in Article 17 of the Directive.