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Aquaculture (Licence Application) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (S.I. No. 240 of 2018).

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These Regulations amend the Aquaculture (Licence Application) Regulations 1998 to give further effect in Irish law to Directive No. 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 (as amended by Council Directive 2014/52/EU) on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment insofar as it applies to certain aquaculture licence applications and makes other miscellaneous amendments. "Environmental impact assessment" has now the same meaning as in the Directive. The Minister, as part of his or her consideration of an application for intensive fish farming (other than those specified in Regulation 5(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d), shall make a determination on the basis of the information provided by the applicant under Regulation 4(3)(e)(i), the criteria listed in Annex III of the Directive and where relevant the available results of other environmental assessments carried out pursuant to European Union Legislation other than enactments implementing the requirements of the Directive. An application under section 10 of the Act for an aquaculture licence in respect of specified aquaculture development shall require an environmental impact assessment and be accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report as prescribed by these Regulations. The environmental impact assessment shall identify, describe and assess in an appropriate manner the direct and indirect significant effects of a project on specified factors including, among other things, biodiversity.
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