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1 Key Environmental Issues for Round Two Sue Sljivic Director – RSK ENSR Environment Ltd

2 Introduction  EIA Process  Lessons learnt from Round One  Guidelines  Key Issues  Data Management  Stakeholder Consultation  The Ideal EIS

3 Round 2 Sites

4 Process of Environmental Assessment  Baseline and Scoping Report  Environmental Impact Statement  Environmental Management Plan  Contractors Specifications  Operating Procedures  Major Accident Prevention Plan  Decommissioning plan

5 Lessons Learnt from Round 1 Sites  Regulator  Consultant  Developer  Specialist Sub-contractors  Construction

6 Guidelines  Guidance notes for Environmental Impact Assessment in respect of FEPA/CPA requirements (2001)  Best Practice Guidelines for Offshore Wind Energy Developments (2001)  A guide to the TWA procedures DETR  Guidance Notes for Offshore Wind Farm Consent process DTI (2002)  Guidelines for Health and Safety in the Wind Energy Industry (2002)  Wind Energy and Aviation Guidelines (2002)  Future Offshore consultation (2002)  Steps taken to Address Navigation Safety in the Consent Regime of Wind Farms of the UK Coast (2003)  Best practice guidance on fisheries liaison (pending)

7 Consent Process  S36 consent strengthened by the Energy Bill  FEPA/CPA licence DEFRA responsibility  Electronic submission  Digital EIS reports

8 Licence and Consent Conditions  Site Specific  Contribute to Industry Knowledge  Flexible  Win-Win  Informed

9 New Data  Strategic Environmental Assessment  Data from Round 1  COWRIE reports – EMF, Birds, Noise and Vibration in progress  Construction Techniques  Operation and Maintenance

10 Key Issues  Navigation and Radar  Fisheries  Cumulative Impact  Birds  Archaeology  Health and Safety  Socio economic  Coastal effects

11 Management of Site Surveys  More vigorous specification  Timescales  Sharing cost and data sharing  Management of Health and Safety  Weather risks

12 Data Management  Better methods of data collection and storage  Access and Analysis  Data management tools  GIS  Use of Websites and Extranets  Formats

13 Stakeholder Consultation  Develop consultation plan early  Public better informed  Planners better informed  Regulators better informed  Developers and Consultants are also prepared and better informed

14 The Ideal EIS  Scoping  NTS  Main Document  Technical Appendices  Cumulative Effects

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