Environmental Protection

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Environmental Protection

Merkland Estate Trustees

WATER ENVIRONMENT AND WATER SERVICES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003

THE WATER ENVIRONMENT (CONTROLLED ACTIVITIES) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005 (“THE 2005 REGULATIONS”)

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Regulation 13 of the 2005 Regulations, that an application has been made to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) by Merkland Estate Trustees for authorisation to carry out a controlled activity, namely:

1) Abstraction of 147 000 m3 per day from Allt nan Albannach at NGR NC 3880 3370 from September 2009.

2) Impoundment of water within the Allt nan Albannach at NGR NC 3880 3370 from September 2009.

3) Engineering of 25m of watercourse at NGR from NC 3880 3370.

Any person affected or likely to be affected by, or having an interest in, the application may make representations about the application to SEPA in writing within 28 days beginning with the date of this advertisement, at the following address: The Registry, SEPA, Graesser House, Fodderty Way, Dingwall IV15 9XB, quoting reference number CAR/L/1027671.

A copy of the application may be inspected, free of charge, at the above address, between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (except local and national holidays).

Written representations received within 28 days of this advertisement, will be taken into consideration in determining the application. Any such representations will be entered in a public register unless the person making them requests that they should not be. Where such a request is made there will be included in the register a statement indicating that representations have been made which have been the subject of such a request.