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EU single use plastics directive consultation: impact assessment - environmental report

Environmental report for a consultation on the introduction of new legislation to restrict the supply of seven single-use plastic items and all oxo-degradable products, in Scotland, with the intended effect of reducing the volume and impact of plastic pollution within terrestrial and marine environments.

146 page PDF

1.9 MB

146 page PDF

1.9 MB

Contents
EU single use plastics directive consultation: impact assessment - environmental report
12. Appendix B - SEA Compliance Checklist

146 page PDF

1.9 MB

12. Appendix B - SEA Compliance Checklist

Environmental Report Requirements

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

Refer to sections:

4 to 10

(b) reasonable alternatives to the plan or programme.

Refer to sections:

4.3 Climate Change: consideration of reasonable alternatives
5.3 Material Assets: consideration of reasonable alternatives
6.3 Landscape and Visual Impacts: consideration of reasonable alternatives
7.4 Biodiversity: consideration of reasonable alternatives
8.3 Soil: consideration of reasonable alternatives

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.

Refer to sections:

1.1 Background to EU SUP Directive
1.2 Background to SEA
1.3 Purpose of Environmental Report
1.4 Environmental Report Structure
2. Restrictions of single-use plastic items being placed on the market in Scotland
2.1 EU Single-Use Plastics Directive - Article 5
2.2 Scotland's Response

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

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

Refer to sections:

4.2 Material assets; Baseline Characteristics
5.2 Climatic Factors; Baseline Characteristics
6.2 Landscape and visual effects; Baseline Characteristics
7.2 Biodiversity; Baseline Characteristics
8.2 Soil; Baseline Characteristics

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

Refer to sections:

4.2 Material assets; Baseline Characteristics
5.2 Climatic Factors; Baseline Characteristics
6.2 Landscape and visual effects; Baseline Characteristics
7.2 Biodiversity; Baseline Characteristics
8.2 Soil; Baseline Characteristics

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).

Refer to sections:

4.1 Climatic Factors: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
4.2 Climatic Factors; Baseline Characteristics
5.1 Material assets: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
5.2 Material assets: Baseline Characteristics
6.1 Landscape and Visual Impacts: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
6.2 Landscape and visual effects; Baseline Characteristics
7.1 Biodiversity: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
7.2 Biodiversity; Baseline Characteristics
8.1 Soil: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
8.2 Soil: Baseline Characteristics

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.

Refer to sections:

4.1 Climatic Factors: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
5.1 Material assets: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
6.1 Landscape and Visual Impacts: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
7.1 Biodiversity: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives
8.1 Soil: Relationship with other Plans, Programmes and Strategies and Environmental Objectives

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.

Refer to sections:

4. Material assets
5. Climatic Factors
6. Landscape and Visual Impacts
7. Biodiversity
8. Soil

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.

Refer to sections:

4.3 Climate Change: consideration of reasonable alternatives
5.3 Material Assets: consideration of reasonable alternatives
6.3 Landscape and Visual Impacts: consideration of reasonable alternatives
7.4 Biodiversity: consideration of reasonable alternatives
8.3 Soil: consideration of reasonable alternatives

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.

Refer to Section 3: The Approach to the Assessment

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

See section 10.2: Proposals for monitoring

10. A non-technical summary

Refer to accompanying non-technical summary on pages 2 - 9


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