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HARBOURS, DOCKS, PIERS AND FERRIES
21st December 1999
Laid before Parliament
11th January 2000
Coming into force
1st February 2000
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as regards England, the Secretary of State for Scotland as regards Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales as regards Wales, being Ministers designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to the requirement for an assessment of the impact on the environment of projects likely to have significant effects on the environment, in exercise of the powers conferred by—
(a)that section, and
(b)as regards Scotland, that section and section 57 of the Scotland Act 1998(3),
and having taken into account the selection criteria (reproduced in Schedule 2 to these Regulations) specified in Annex III to Council Directive 85/337/EEC (on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment)(4), as inserted by Council Directive 97/11/EC (amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC)(5), hereby makes the following Regulations:
1972 c. 68; by virtue of section 2(4) and (5) of the European Economic Area Act 1993 (c. 51), regulations may be made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 to modify Acts made before 1 January 1994 so as to provide for equivalent treatment in relation to EEA States to that which is made in relation to EU States, and to make provision in relation to the EEA which is equivalent to that being made in relation to EU States. Council Directive 97/11/EC was extended to the EEA by Decision No. 20/1999 (26 February 1999) of the EEA Joint Committee.
OJ No. L 175, 5.7.1985, p. 40.
OJ No. L 73, 14.3.1997, p. 5.
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