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The Harbour Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) (No.2) Regulations 1989

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Harbour works subject to an environmental assessment

5.—(1) If the appropriate Minister decides that proposed harbour works constitute a project falling within Annex I of the Directive, or a project falling within Annex II and considers that their characteristics require that they should be made subject to an environmental assessment, he shall notify the developer and, in a case where a notice has been received under regulation 4(1)(b), the harbour authority, of his decision forthwith and direct the developer to supply him in such form as he may specify with the information referred to in Annex III to the Directive to the extent that he considers—

(a)that it is relevant to any stage of the procedure set out in these Regulations and to the specific characteristics of the proposed harbour works to which the application or notice relates and to the environmental features likely to be affected; and

(b)that (having regard in particular to current knowledge and methods of assessment) the developer may reasonably be required to compile that information.

(2) The information to be supplied to the appropriate Minister under paragraph (1) above shall include at least–

(a)a description of the proposed harbour works comprising information on the site, design and size of the proposed harbour works;

(b)a description of the measures envisaged in order to avoid, reduce and, if possible, remedy significant adverse effects;

(c)the data required to identify and assess the main effects which the proposed harbour works are likely to have on the environment;

(d)a non-technical summary of the information mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) above.

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