Public Scoping Detail:
Scoping occurs among government entities, not with the public. See EIA Regulations, sec. 15(4)
Public Review of TOR Detail:
If a project developer requests a scoping opinion, the opinion will address the "scope and level of detail of information to be provided in the environmental statement." EIA Regulations, sec. 15(1). The public is not involved in this process.
Public Participation Opportunities:
Public Meetings and/or public hearings
Review of final EIA
Public Meetings Detail::
The Town & Country Planning Act and subsidiary regulations are not clear on the criteria for holding public meetings concerning proposed development activities. The EU EIA Directive, Art. 6(5)(as amended) gives Member States discretion in this regard: "The detailed arrangements for informing the public, for example by bill posting within a certain radius or publication in local newspapers, and for consulting the public concerned, for example by written submissions or by way of a public inquiry, shall be determined by the Member States."
Public Input at Meeting Detail:
It is presumed that if a public meeting is held, the public may make submissions. There are no regulations specifically addressing this issue, however.
Criteria to Hold Public Meeting:
Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
Days for Public to Review Final EIA:
Public Comments on Draft EIA:
Public Comments on Final EIA:
Public Comments on Final EIA Detail:
"[A]ny person wishing to make representations about the application should make them in writing, before the latest date named in accordance with sub-paragraph (e) or (f), to the relevant planning authority or (in the case of an application made or referred to the Secretary of State, or of an appeal) to the Secretary of State." EIA Regulations, sec. 20(2)(j)
Response to Public Comments:
Response to Public Comments Detail:
"Where an EIA application is determined by a local planning authority, the authority must promptly . . . make available . . . a statement containing . . . a summary of the results of the consultations undertaken, and information gathered, in respect of the application and how those results (in particular, in circumstances where regulation 58 applies, the comments received from an EEA State pursuant to consultation under that regulation) have been incorporated or otherwise addressed." EIA Regulations, sec. 30(1)(d)(iii); see also Town & Country Planning Act, Art. 71.
Facilitation of Public Participation: