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5. After regulation 3, insert—
3A.—(1) This regulation applies to an application for a licence in respect of any of the following actions required in relation to a renewable energy structure:—
(a)the deposit of any substance or object either in the sea or on or under the seabed;
(b)the construction, alteration or improvement of any works either in or over the sea or on or under the seabed; or
(c)the removal of any substance or object from the seabed.
(2) Where in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers the activity for which a licence is sought forms part of a larger project, the fee is to be determined by reference to what the Scottish Ministers consider to be the likely cost of carrying out that project.
(3) Where the activity for which a licence is sought does not fall within paragraph (2), the fee is to be determined by reference to what the Scottish Ministers consider to be the likely cost of carrying out that activity.
(4) Where the likely cost of carrying out a project or activity (as the case may be)—
(a)is no greater than £2,500, the fee is £52;
(b)is greater than £2,500 but no greater than £5,000, the fee is £155;
(c)is greater than £5,000 but no greater than £50,000, the fee is £620;
(d)is greater than £50,000 but no greater than £2 million, the fee is £2,760;
(e)is greater than £2 million but no greater than £5 million, the fee is £5,525;
(f)is greater than £5 million but no greater than £20 million, the fee is £16,545;
(g)is greater than £20 million but no greater than £50 million, the fee is £27,575;
(h)is greater than £50 million, the fee is £41,360.”.
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