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The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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Projects in another EEA State likely to have significant transboundary effects

57.—(1) Where the Welsh Ministers receive from another EEA State, pursuant to Article 7(1) or (2) of the Directive, information which that EEA State has gathered from the developer of a proposed project in that EEA State, which is likely to have significant effects on the environment in Wales, they must, in accordance with Article 7(4) of the Directive—

(a)enter into consultations with that EEA State regarding the potential significant effects of the proposed project on the environment in Wales and the measures envisaged to reduce or eliminate such effects; and

(b)determine in agreement with that EEA State a reasonable period, before development consent for the project is granted, during which members of the public in Wales may submit to the competent authority in that EEA State representations pursuant to Article 7(3)(b) of the Directive.

(2) The Welsh Ministers must also—

(a)arrange for the information referred to in paragraph (1) to be made available, within a reasonable time and for a time period of no less than 30 days, both to the authorities in Wales which are likely to be concerned by the project by reason of their specific environmental responsibilities, and to the public concerned in Wales;

(b)ensure that those authorities and the public concerned are given an opportunity, before development consent for the project is granted, to forward to the competent authority in the relevant EEA State, within a reasonable time, their opinion on the information supplied; and

(c)make available to the public concerned any information received from the competent authority of the relevant EEA State in order to comply with Article 9(2) of the Directive.

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