Legislation

25th April 2017

SI 2017/572.

The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 16th May. These regulations revoke and replace Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263) and amendments.  The main changes from SI 2009/2263 are:

to the circumstances in which a project may be exempt from the EIA process; the introduction of co-ordinated procedures for projects which are also subject to assessment under Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora or Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of Wild Birds; to the list of environmental factors to be considered as part of the EIA process; to the information to be provided to inform a screening decision and the criteria to be applied when making a screening decision; to the way in which an environmental statement is to be prepared to the means by which the public is to be informed of projects which are subject to the EIA process; and a requirement for decision-makers to avoid conflicts of interest.

 

14th April 2017

SSI 2017/113.

The Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 16th May.  These Regulations revoke and replace, with amendments and saving provision, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/43).

14th April 2017

SSI 2017/114

The Agriculture, Land Drainage and Irrigation Projects (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 16th May.  These Regulations revoke and re-enact and update, with savings, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/582) and Part IV of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/1).