The Environmental Impact Assessment (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2019/322

2019No. 322

ROAD TRAFFIC

TRANSPORT AND WORKS

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Made9thOctober2019

Laid before the Scottish Parliament11thOctober2019

Coming into force7thDecember2019

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Impact Assessment (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and come into force on 7 December 2019.

Amendment of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

2.—(1) The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984( 2) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20B(3)(b) (environmental impact assessment), at the end insert “, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2019/1010( 3)”.

(3) In section 20C (environmental impact assessment report)—

(a) in subsection (2), for “shall” substitute “must”,

(b) in subsection (3), at the beginning of paragraph (a) insert “in all cases”.

(4) In section 55A(14) (environmental assessment of certain road improvement projects), for “in accordance with subsection (13)” substitute “relating to the EIA report and such supplementary information is reasonably required to give proper consideration to the likely environmental effects of the project”.

Amendment of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007

3.—(1) The Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007( 4) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 4(7) (applications), for “85/337/EEC, as amended by Council Directive 97/11/EC” substitute “2011/92/EU( 5), as amended by Council Directive 2014/52/EU”.

(3) In section 5(3), for “Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992, as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993” substitute “EEA Agreement”.

Amendment of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Applications and Objections Procedure) Rules 2007

4.—(1) The Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Applications and Objections Procedure) Rules 2007( 6) are amended as follows.

(2) In rule 2(1) (interpretation) in the definitions of—

(a) “the Directive”, at the end insert “, as amended by Council Directive 2014/52/EU”,

(b) “EEA State”, for “agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992, together with the Protocol adjusting that agreement signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993, as modified or supplemented from time to time” substitute “EEA...

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