Environmental Impact Assessment - Joint Technical Consultation (planning changes to regulations on forestry, agriculture, water resources, land drainage and marine works)

Consultation opened on 14 December 2016. Closing date 31 January 2017.


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, is seeking comments on proposals to transpose Directive 2014/52/EU (the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive) in respect of marine works projects. The statutory framework for carrying out EIA assessments for marine works projects, is set out in the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (the Marine Works Regulations), as amended.

Directive 2014/52/EU will be transposed by amending the Marine Works Regulations. The Department welcomes your views on the proposals to amend these Regulations, which are set out in the consultation document.


Consultation description

The purpose of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (2014/52/EU) is to make an assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

This is a UK wide consultation between DEFRA, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

You can obtain a copy of this consultation document in other formats by contacting:

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Marine & Fisheries Division
Marine Strategy & Licensing Team
2nd Floor
Klondyke Building
Cromac Avenue
Malone Lower

Telephone number: 028 9056 9268
E-mail: marinestrategy@daera-ni.gov.uk



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