Energy Efficient Scotland: strategic environmental assessment

This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) investigates the likely significant effects on the environment by the implementation of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme.

Appendix F - Compliance Checklist

Environmental Report Requirements

Section(s) of This Report

Relevant Sections of the Environmental Assessment Act

14 (2) The report shall identify, describe and evaluate the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing—

(a) the proposals in the plan or programme; and

Section 7

Appendices C and D

(b) reasonable alternatives to the plan or programme.

Section 5

14 (3) The report shall include such of the information specified in schedule 3 as may reasonably be required.

Information referred to in schedule 3

1. An outline of the contents and main objectives of the plan or programme, and of its relationship (if any) with other qualifying plans and programmes.

Sections 24, 6

2. The relevant aspects of the current state of the environment;

and the likely evolution thereof without implementation of the plan or programme.

Section 6

Appendix A

3. The environmental characteristics of areas likely to be significantly affected.

Appendix A

4. Any existing environmental problems which are relevant to the plan or programme including, in particular, those relating to any areas of a particular environmental importance, such as areas designated pursuant to Council Directive 79/409/ EEC on the conservation of wild birds and Council Directive 92/43/ EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna (as last amended by Council Directive 97/62/ EC).

Sections 5 - 6

Appendix A

5. The environmental protection objectives, established at international, Community or Member State level, which are relevant;

and the way those objectives and any environmental considerations have been taken into account during its preparation.

Sections 6- 7

Appendix A

6. The likely significant effects on the environment, including—

a) on issues such as -

i. biodiversity and natural heritage;
ii. population;
iii. human health;
iv. fauna;
v. flora;
vi. soil;
vii. water;
viii. air;
ix. climatic factors;
x. material assets;
xi. cultural heritage and historic environment, including architectural and archaeological heritage;
xii. landscape;
xiii. the inter-relationship between the issues referred to in heads (i) to (xii).

b) short, medium and long-term effects.

c) permanent and temporary effects.

d) positive and negative effects.

e) secondary, cumulative and synergistic effects.

Section 7

Appendices C and D

7. The measures envisaged to prevent, reduce and as fully as possible offset any significant adverse effects on the environment of implementing the marine spatial plan or programme.

Section 7

Appendices C and D

8. An outline of the reasons for selecting the alternatives dealt with, and a description of how the assessment was undertaken including any difficulties (such as technical deficiencies or lack of expertise) encountered in compiling the required information.

Sections 5 and 7

9. A description of the measures envisaged concerning monitoring in accordance with section 19.

Section 8

10. A non-technical summary

See accompanying Non-Technical Summary


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