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The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

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40.—(1) These Regulations, other than regulations 5(4), 6(4) and (5)(b), 8(3), 24 and 38, apply with the modifications specified in paragraph (2) in respect of an application for regulatory approval where the applicant has before 16th May 2017—

(a)submitted an environmental statement in connection with the application; or

(b)made a request for a scoping opinion under regulation 13(1) of the 2007 Regulations in respect of the works to which the application relates.

(2) These Regulations apply in accordance with paragraph (1) as if—

(a)references to an EIA report included references to an environmental statement;

(b)for the factors specified in regulation 5(3)(a) to (d) there were substituted—

(a)human beings, fauna and flora;

(b)soil, water, air, climate and the landscape; and

(c)material assets and cultural heritage;;

(c)for regulation 6(2) there were substituted—

(2) An EIA report is a report prepared in accordance with this regulation by the applicant which includes (at least) the information specified in schedule 3 of the 2007 Regulations.; and

(d)the reference in regulation 21(2) to matters mentioned in schedule 4 of these Regulations were a reference to the matters mentioned in schedule 3 of the 2007 Regulations.

(3) Where—

(a)a request for a scoping opinion under regulation 13(1) of the 2007 Regulations is made before 16th May 2017; and

(b)the Scottish Ministers have not adopted the scoping opinion before that date,

that request is to be treated as having been made under regulation 14(1) but when adopting the scoping opinion the Scottish Ministers are to assess the scope and level of detail of information to be contained in the EIA report by reference only to the scope and level of detail of information which immediately before 16th May 2017 had to be included in an environmental statement in accordance with regulation 12(2) and schedule 3 of the 2007 Regulations.

(4) References in this regulation and in regulation 41 to provisions of the 2007 Regulations are references to such provisions as they had effect immediately before 16th May 2017.

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