Environmental Protection

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 19842018-01-122018-01-30-4.25488955.867619G4 0HFGlasgow CityTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk295779027982

TRANSPORT SCOTLAND

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION

A9000 FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

DETERMINATION BY THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS UNDER SECTIONS 20A AND 55A OF THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984

THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS hereby give notice that they have determined that their proposal to carry out works to the Forth Road Bridge north and south pier defences is:

(a) not a project which falls within Annex I of Council Directive No. 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment as amended by Council Directive No. 97/11/EC and Council Directive No. 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and Council;

(b) is a relevant project within the meaning of Sections 20A(9) and 55A(7) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, and falls within Annex II of the said Directive but that having regard to the selection criteria contained in Annex III of the Directive it should not be made subject to an environmental impact assessment in accordance with the Directive,

and accordingly the project does not require the publication of an Environmental Statement.

C B GAIR, A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Transport Scotland, Trunk Roads Bus Operations, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF 12th January 2018