APPENDIX E: Compliance with the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005
|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 marine spatial plan or programme; and||Sections 8 – 10
Appendices A and B
|(b) reasonable alternatives to the marine spatial plan or programme.||Sections 6.6 and 9.3
|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 marine spatial plan or programme, and of its relationship (if any) with other qualifying plans and programmes.||Sections 2, 3 and 5
|2. The relevant aspects of the current state of the environment …
… and the likely evolution thereof without implementation of the marine spatial plan or programme.
|Sections 7.1 – 7.12|
|3. The environmental characteristics of areas likely to be significantly affected.||Section 7|
|4. Any existing environmental problems which are relevant to the marine spatial 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 7 and 9.4|
|5. The environmental protection objectives, established at international, Community or Member State level, which are relevant to the marine spatial plan or programme …
… and the way those objectives and any environmental considerations have been taken into account during its preparation.
|Sections 5 and 6.4
Sections 5, 6, 9 and 10
|6. The likely significant effects on the environment, including—
(a) on issues such as—
(i) biodiversity and natural heritage;
(iii) human health;
(ix) climatic factors;
(x) material assets;
(xi) cultural heritage and historic environment, including architectural and archaeological heritage;
(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.
|Sections 8 – 10|
|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.||Sections 8, 9 and 10.2|
|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.||Section 9.3|
|9. A description of the measures envisaged concerning monitoring in accordance with section 19.||Sections 6.5, 10.2 and 10.3|
|10. A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1 to 9.||Section 1|
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