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The Environmental Impact Assessment and Natural Habitats (Extraction of Minerals by Marine Dredging) (England and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007

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12.—(1) Where the regulator receives—

(a)an application under regulation 10 which includes an environmental statement, or

(b)further information supplied under regulation 11 or any other information provided by the applicant;

the regulator shall publish by public advertisement, as soon as reasonably practicable, a notice complying with the requirements of paragraph (2).

(2) The notice shall contain the following information—

(a)the applicant’s name;

(b)a statement that the applicant has made an application or, as the case may be, supplied further information or other information, to the regulator under these Regulations;

(c)a statement that the application is subject to an assessment of its effects on the environment under these Regulations;

(d)the identity of the regulator responsible for taking a decision on the application under these Regulations and a statement that the application may either be granted, whether or not subject to conditions, or refused;

(e)the address of the place in the United Kingdom at which copies of the application and any further or other information and any reports or advice which have been issued to the regulator at that time, as the case may be, may be inspected;

(f)a statement that inspection of the application, any further or other information, and any reports or advice which have been issued to the regulator may be undertaken at that place, without charge, and at any reasonable time during a period which shall be not less than eight weeks beginning with the date on which the notice is published;

(g)the address from which copies of the application and any further or other information and any reports or advice which have been issued to the regulator, may be obtained and, if a charge is made under paragraph (3) for the supply of copies, of the amount of the charge;

(h)a statement that any person who wishes to make representations to the regulator regarding the application or regarding any further or other information or any reports or advice which have been issued to the regulator, may do so in writing within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (f); and

(i)the address in the United Kingdom to which representations may be sent.

(3) A reasonable charge may be made for the provision of copies of the application or any further or other information or any reports or advice which have been issued to the regulator, to any person who requests them.

(4) The regulator shall send to the appropriate consultation bodies and the owner (if the owner is not the applicant)—

(a)a copy of the application and, as soon as reasonably practicable, of any further or other information and of any reports or advice that have been issued to the regulator; and

(b)a statement—

(i)that representations may be made to the regulator regarding the application;

(ii)of the address in the United Kingdom to which representations may be sent; and

(iii)of the period, being not less than eight weeks beginning with the date on which notice of the application is first published in accordance with paragraph (1), within which representations may be made.

(5) Where the regulator is aware of any other person (including any non-governmental organisation promoting environmental protection in marine waters) who is likely to have an interest in the application, but is unlikely to become aware of it by means of the public advertisement, the regulator shall send a notice to such person containing the details set out in paragraph (2).

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