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The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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6.—(1) Where an applicant requests that environmental information be made available in a particular form or format, a Scottish public authority shall comply with that request unless–

(a)it is reasonable for it to make the information available in another form or format; or

(b)the information is already publicly available and easily accessible to the applicant in another form or format.

(2) Where a Scottish public authority relies on a provision of paragraph (1) not to make the information available in the form or format requested it shall–

(a)give its reasons for that decision as soon as possible and in any event no later than 20 working days after the date of receipt of the request for the information;

(b)give its reasons in writing if the applicant so requests;

(c)inform the applicant of the review provisions under regulation 16 and of the enforcement and appeal provisions available in accordance with regulation 17.

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