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NOTICE OF DETERMINATION A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT DETERMINATION UNDER SECTION S5A OF THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984

Notice ID: MFN0624081

Notice effective from
9th September 2021 to 9th October 2021

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT DETERMINATION UNDER SECTION S5A OF THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984
The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have determined that the project for repairing the propping system for the southern piled viaduct on the Kincardine Bridge is a relevant project within the meaning of section 55A of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 ("the 1984 Act") and falls within Annex II of Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of certain public and private projects on the environment, but that having regard to -
(a) the selection criteria contained in Annex III of that Directive, namely

(i) the use of natural resources, in particular land, soil, water and biodiversity;

(ii) the production of waste; (Hi) pollution and nuisances;

(iv) the risks to human health (for example due to water contamination or air pollution);

(v) areas classified or protected under national legislation; Natura 2000 areas designated by Member States pursuant to Directive 92/43/EEC and Directive 2009/147/EC,

(b) the results of the Environmental Screening Assessment under section 55A(2) of the 1984 Act and the Assessment under the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 which determined that there would be no likely significant effects on the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area, Ramsar and Site of Special Scientific Interest,

(c) the information set out in the Record of Determination dated 15 July 2021, available at

https://www.transport.gov.scot/transport-network/roads/

road-orders-and-records-of-determination/#63527,

the project does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment. The main reasons for the conclusion that no Environmental Impact Assessment is required are:
(a) The works are temporary and short-term and are anticipated to be completed in less than 8 weeks during day-time hours;

(b) The works consist of maintenance works to the existing structure and require replacement of existing materials only;

(c) The potential for impacts as a result of the scheme are minor, temporary and not significant; and

(d) The scheme is located within a relatively small area within the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Ramsar site and the potential impacts are highly localised. Assessment under the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 concluded that no likely significant effects are anticipated on these sensitive sites as a result of the works.

The features of the project which are envisaged to avoid or prevent significant adverse effects on the environment are:
(a) The waste hierarchy will be applied to waste arisings;

(b) Pollution prevention guidance and best practice will be set out in the Site Environmental Management Plan and adhered to at all times; and

(c) An Ecological Clerk of Works will be appointed to provide advice and assistance on site, as required. S R LEES

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers Transport Scotland, Roads, Buchanan House, Scotland
58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF

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