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Scottish Marine Bill Regulatory Impact Assessment Independent Report by ABP Mer on behalf of Scottish Government

DescriptionScottish Marine Bill Regulatory Impact Assessment Independent Report by ABP Mer on behalf of Scottish Government
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMay 11, 2009

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prepared for
the Scottish Government
by

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited,
Farthing Green House, 1 Beccles Road, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6LT, UK
Tel: +44 1508 528465 Fax: +44 1508 520758
Email: post@rpaltd.co.uk
Web: www.rpaltd.co.uk

and

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Waterside House, Town Quay
Southampton, SO14 2AQ

ISBN 978 0 7559 1997 0 (Web only publication)

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Contents

Executive Summary

1. Title of the Proposed Regulation

2. Purpose and Intended Effect
2.1 Objectives
2.2 Background
2.3 Rationale for Government Intervention

3. Consultation
3.1 Within Government
3.2 Public Consultation

4. Options for a New System of Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management
4.1 Options
4.2 Sectors and Groups Affected
4.3 Benefits
4.4 Costs
4.5 Small/Micro Firms Impact Assessment
4.6 Competition Assessment
4.7 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring
4.8 Summary

5. Options for a Streamlined System of Licensing and Enforcement
5.1 Options
5.2 Sectors and Groups Affected
5.3 Benefits
5.4 Costs
5.5 Small/Micro Firms Impact Assessment
5.6 Competition Assessment
5.7 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring
5.8 Summary

6. Options for Powers to Deliver Marine Nature Conservation
6.1 Options
6.2 Sectors and Groups Affected
6.3 Benefits
6.4 Costs
6.5 Small/Micro Firms Impact Assessment
6.6 Competition Assessment
6.7 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring
6.8 Summary
6.9 Seal Licensing and Conservation
6.10 Integration of Historic Environment Site Protection

7. Science and Data
7.1 Options
7.2 Sectors and Groups Affected
7.3 Benefits
7.4 Costs
7.5 Small/Micro Firms Impact Assessment
7.6 Competition Assessment
7.7 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring
7.8 Summary

8. Options for Marine Management Arrangements
8.1 Options
8.2 Sectors and Groups Affected
8.3 Benefits
8.4 Costs
8.5 Small/Micro Firms Impact Assessment
8.6 Competition Assessment
8.7 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring
8.8 Summary

9. Summary and Recommendations
9.1 Summary
9.2 Recommendations

Annex 1 Examples of the Impacts of Conflicts in the Marine Environment

Annex 2 Timing of Costs of National and Regional Marine Planning

RPA REPORT - ASSURED QUALITY

Project: Ref/Title

J632- Scottish Marine Bill RIA

Approach:

In accordance with Research Specification

Report Status:

Partial RIA - Final Report

Prepared by:

Jan Vernon, Technical Director, RPA
Rocio Salado, Senior Consultant, RPA
Steve Hull, Business Development Director, ABPmer
Justine Saunders, Consultant, ABPmer
Carolyn George, Green Dart Consulting

Approved for issue by:

Meg Postle, Project Director

Date:

27 March 2009