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The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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Procedure where a significant project in another EEA State may affect Wales

14.—(1) If the Welsh Ministers receive information from another EEA State made available in accordance with Article 7(1) of the EIA Directive in relation to a significant project in that EEA State, prior to a decision on consent being made, the Welsh Ministers must—

(a)make that information available, within a reasonable time, to the consultation bodies and members of the public which are likely to be concerned by the project;

(b)provide the consultation bodies and members of the public referred to in sub-paragraph (a) with the opportunity to submit their opinion on the information provided within the period agreed under paragraph (2)(b).

(2) In accordance with Article 7(4) of the EIA Directive, the Welsh Ministers must—

(a)enter into a consultation, together with the EEA State concerned, regarding the potential significant effects of the project on the environment in Wales and the measures envisaged to reduce or eliminate those effects; and

(b)seek to agree with the EEA State a reasonable period, before a consent decision is made, during which opinions under paragraph (1)(b) can be forwarded to that EEA State.

(3) If another EEA State has taken a decision to grant or refuse consent and has informed the Welsh Ministers of that decision, the Welsh Ministers must bring the information received from the EEA State in relation to that decision to the attention of the public.

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