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11.—(1) An application for consent (which shall include the environmental statement) shall be made to the Scottish Ministers and shall be accompanied by such number of copies of the application as they may reasonably require.
(2) After the Scottish Ministers have received an application for consent in accordance with paragraph (1), they shall–
(a)send a copy of the application to the consultation bodies as they think fit and inform them that they may make representations within 42 days from the date the application was received by them; and
(b)for the purpose of ensuring that members of the public concerned are given an opportunity to make representations before the application is determined, publish in a newspaper circulating in the locality of the relevant land a notice–
(i)announcing that the application has been made and indicating the nature of the possible decisions to be made in relation to that application;
(ii)specifying the address at which copies of the application may be inspected free of charge and where (or from where) any one who wishes to obtain copies of the application may do so (or arrange to do so) within 42 days beginning with the publication of the notice (for which copies a reasonable charge may be made) at all reasonable hours; and
(iii)stating that any person wishing to make any representations in relation to the likely environmental effects of the project for which consent is sought shall make them in writing to the Scottish Ministers at the address specified under sub-paragraph (ii), or at an e-mail address nominated by them, within 42 days from the publication of the notice; and
(iv)stating, if relevant, which of the other EEA States, the authorities referred to in Article 6(1) of the EIA Directive, and the public concerned in such EEA States will be consulted on the application.
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