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The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Application

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Meaning of consultation body

    5. 5.Meaning of EIA development

  3. PART 2

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 6.Environmental impact assessment required for EIA development

      2. 7.Environmental impact assessment

      3. 8.Co-ordination of environmental impact assessment with Habitats Regulations assessment

      4. 9.Procedure when application for Schedule 1 development, etc. not accompanied by EIA report or request for scoping opinion

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 10.Developer may request screening decision before making application

      2. 11.When relevant authority must or may make screening decision after application made

      3. 12.Screening decisions: information to be provided by developer

      4. 13.Screening decisions: consultation with local planning authority

      5. 14.Screening decisions: timing

      6. 15.Screening decisions: general

      7. 16.Screening decisions: publicity

    3. CHAPTER 3 EIA

      1. 17.EIA report: requirements

      2. 18.Developer may request scoping opinion

      3. 19.Scoping opinions: publicity

      4. 20.Procedure to facilitate preparation of EIA report

    4. CHAPTER 4

      1. 21.Application of Chapter

      2. 22.EIA report: publicity

      3. 23.EIA report: provision to consultation bodies, etc.

      4. 24.Development affecting other EEA states

      5. 25.When relevant authority must request further environmental information

      6. 26.Further environmental information: publicity and provision to consultation bodies, etc.

      7. 27.Additional environmental information

      8. 28.Application website

      9. 29.Local planning authority must place copy of EIA report, etc. on Part 1 of planning register

      10. 30.Developer must provide copy of EIA report, etc. to public

      11. 31.Relevant authority must provide copy of additional environmental information to public

      12. 32.Determination of application: timing

      13. 33.Decision notice: content

      14. 34.Decision notice: publicity

  4. PART 3

    1. 35.Provision of information by consultation bodies, etc.

    2. 36.Confidential information, etc.

    3. 37.Applications made by relevant authority: separation of functions

    4. 38.Exemptions for defence and civil emergencies

    5. 39.Exemptions where EIA development requires marine licence, etc. for which environmental impact assessment is also required

    6. 40.Service of notices, etc.

    7. 41.Revocation and savings

    8. 42.Transitional provision

    9. 43.Amendments to other Regulations

    10. 44.Review

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Development requiring environmental impact assessment in any event

      1. 1.Development to provide any of the following—

      2. 2.Development to provide a change to or extension of a...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Development requiring screening if no EIA report provided

      1. 1.Development to provide a generating station (other than a generating...

      2. 2.Development to provide either of the following electric lines (other...

      3. 3.Development to provide a change to or extension of—

      4. 4.In this Schedule, “sensitive area” means any of the following—...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Selection criteria for screening development

      1. 1.Characteristics of development

      2. 2.Location of development

      3. 3.Type and characteristics of potential impact

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Information for EIA reports

      1. 1.A description of the development, including in particular—

      2. 2.A description of the reasonable alternatives (for example, in terms...

      3. 3.A description of the relevant aspects of the current state...

      4. 4.A description of the factors set out in regulation 7(2)...

      5. 5.(1) A description of the likely significant effects of the...

      6. 6.A description of the forecasting methods or evidence used to...

      7. 7.(1) A description of the measures envisaged to avoid, prevent,...

      8. 8.(1) A description of the expected significant adverse effects of...

      9. 9.A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

      10. 10.A reference list detailing the sources used for the descriptions...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Amendments to other Regulations

      1. 1.Amendments to the Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990

      2. 2.(1) Regulation 3 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

      3. 3.(1) Regulation 11A (fees payable on request for screening decision)...

      4. 4.Amendments to the Electricity Generating Stations (Variation of Consents) (England and Wales) Regulations 2013

      5. 5.(1) Regulation 2 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

      6. 6.(1) Regulation 3 (content of variation applications) is amended as...

      7. 7.(1) Regulation 4 (assessment of suitability for publication) is amended...

      8. 8.(1) Regulation 5(publication) is amended as follows.

      9. 9.Regulation 7 (application of the EIA Regulations with modifications) is...

      10. 10.(1) Regulation 9 (withdrawal of variation applications) is amended as...

  6. Explanatory Note

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