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The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007

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Procedure for reaching a scoping opinion

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4.—(1) The appropriate authority must, if it considers that it has not been provided with sufficient information to enable it to give a scoping opinion, notify the applicant in writing of the matters on which it requires further information and the applicant must supply that further information to the appropriate authority within such period as the appropriate authority may reasonably require.

(2) The applicant must supply the appropriate authority with such number of additional copies of the documentation as the appropriate authority may reasonably require.

(3) The appropriate authority need not deal further with the request for a scoping opinion until the applicant has complied with the requirements of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) Where an applicant has failed to comply with the requirements of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) within such reasonable period as the appropriate authority has specified, or such longer period as the appropriate authority may reasonably allow—

(a)the appropriate authority may treat the request as having been withdrawn;

(b)the regulator may treat the application to which the request relates as having been withdrawn; and

(c)the appropriate authority (if the regulator is not also the appropriate authority) may direct the regulator to treat the application as withdrawn.

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