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The Agriculture, Land Drainage and Irrigation Projects (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

    4. 4.Environmental impact assessment

  3. PART 2

    1. 5.Prohibition on granting consent without an environmental impact assessment

    2. 6.Screening opinion for agriculture – uncultivated land and semi-natural areas

    3. 7.Screening opinion for irrigation project

    4. 8.Screening opinion for agriculture – restructuring project

    5. 9.Thresholds for agriculture – restructuring projects

    6. 10.Application for screening opinion

    7. 11.Screening opinions – time period for decision

    8. 12.Screening opinions – determination

    9. 13.Requirement for consent

    10. 14.Scoping opinion

    11. 15.Procedure to facilitate preparation of EIA reports

    12. 16.Application and EIA report

    13. 17.Consultation and publication

    14. 18.Additional information

    15. 19.Projects in Scotland likely to have significant effects in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom

    16. 20.Projects in another EEA State likely to have significant transboundary effects

    17. 21.Availability of opinions etc. for inspection

    18. 22.Decision notice

    19. 23.Conditions and restrictions on the granting of consent

    20. 24.Monitoring measures

    21. 25.Notification of decision

    22. 26.Prohibition on granting an application for multi-stage consent without an environmental impact assessment

    23. 27.Application for multi-stage consent where EIA report previously provided

    24. 28.Modification of regulations relating to application for multi-stage consent

    25. 29.Review of decisions and consents

    26. 30.Appeals to the Scottish Ministers

    27. 31.Hearing procedure

    28. 32.Determination of appeals by written representations

    29. 33.Determination and publication of appeal

    30. 34.Access to review procedures before a court

    31. 35.Competent authority – avoidance of conflict of interest

    32. 36.Co-ordination of assessments

    33. 37.Offences

    34. 38.Any person who carries out work in contravention of any...

    35. 39.(1) Any person who, for the purpose of procuring a...

    36. 40.Application to Crown

    37. 41.Stop notices

    38. 42.Offences – contravention of a stop notice

    39. 43.Reinstatement

    40. 44.Powers of entry and default powers

    41. 45.Offences by bodies corporate

  4. PART 3

    1. 46.Prohibition on making improvement order without an environmental impact assessment

    2. 47.Screening opinion for land drainage

    3. 48.Application of Part 2 to land drainage

  5. PART 4

    1. 49.Revocation, saving and transitional provision

    2. 50.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), Part IV (drainage works) of...

    3. 51.(1) Subject to paragraph (2)— (a) the definition of “the...

    4. 52.Consequential provision

    5. 53.Electronic communications – general

    6. 54.Electronic communications – deemed agreement

    7. 55.Withdrawal of consent to use of electronic communications

    8. 56.Service of notices etc.

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THRESHOLDS FOR A PROJECT INVOLVING RESTRUCTURING OF RURAL LAND HOLDINGS ON AGRICULTURAL LAND WHOLLY OUTWITH A SENSITIVE AREA

      1. TABLE

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCREENING

      1. 1.Characteristics of projects

      2. 2.Location of projects

      3. 3.Types and characteristics of the potential impact

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION FOR INCLUSION IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORTS

      1. 1.A description of the project, including in particular—

      2. 2.A description of the reasonable alternatives (for example in terms...

      3. 3.A description of the relevant aspects of the current state...

      4. 4.A description of the factors specified in regulation 4(3) likely...

      5. 5.A description of the likely significant effects of the project...

      6. 6.The description of the likely significant effects on the factors...

      7. 7.A description of the forecasting methods or evidence, used to...

      8. 8.A description of the measures envisaged to avoid, prevent, reduce...

      9. 9.A description of the expected significant adverse effects of the...

      10. 10.A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

      11. 11.A reference list detailing the sources used for the descriptions...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REVIEW OF DECISIONS AND CONSENTS

      1. 1.The Scottish Ministers must as soon as reasonably practicable make...

      2. 2.For the purposes of that assessment, the Scottish Ministers—

      3. 3.Unless, following that assessment, the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraph 5, a revocation or modification of a...

      5. 5.If, where a project which is subject to a decision...

      6. 6.If, following a decision under paragraph 3, a person has...

      7. 7.A claim for compensation payable under paragraph 5 or 6...

      8. 8.Any dispute as to the amount of compensation payable under...

      9. 9.Nothing in this schedule affects anything done in pursuance of...

  7. Explanatory Note

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