Annex L - Environmental Statement

Presiding Officer determination (Hybrid Bills): Environmental Statement

The Presiding Officer has determined under Rule 9C.3.2(g)(iii) of Standing Orders that the information that requires to be set out in any Environmental Statement that accompanies a Hybrid Bill on introduction is—

(a) all of the information set out in Schedule 4 to the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (SSI 1999/1)

(b) in so far as the provisions in the Bill constitute a qualifying plan or programme, how the Scottish Ministers have complied with, or intend to comply with, the provisions of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 15)

(c) how the Scottish Ministers have complied with, or intend to comply with, the following in relation to the Hybrid Bill—

(i) Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

(ii) Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds, and

(iii) the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Regulations 1994 (SI 1994/2716)

(d) how the Scottish Ministers will:

(i) require contractors to minimise the environmental and other impacts of the construction works

(ii) define minimum standards of construction practice

(iii) inform and consult affected communities about how the effects of the works will be mitigated and the timetable of those works

(This information to be contained in a Code of Construction Practice)

(e) how the Scottish Ministers will secure the mitigation of noise and vibration from the operation of the works.

(This information to be contained in a Noise and Vibration Policy)

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