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Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 (S.R. No. 435 of 2001).

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These Regulations implement, in relation to projects for the use of uncultivated land and semi-natural areas in Northern Ireland for intensive agricultural purposes, Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment and Council Directive 1992/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora insofar as it applies to such projects. Provision is made for the screening of relevant projects . Regulation 6 prohibits a relevant project from being carried out without consent first having been obtained from the Department. Regulation 7 entitles the prospective applicant for consent to obtain an opinion from the Department as to the information which will be required as part of the environmental statement to accompany the application for consent. Regulations 9 and 10 contain the procedural requirements for the application for consent. The application is required to include the environmental statement. Regulation 12 prescribes how the Department should decide whether to grant consent for a project. It requires the taking into account all of the information and representations provided in accordance with the Regulations.
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These Regulations come into force on 11 February 2001.
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