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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 7th meeting

28 - 30 May 2018

Official documents

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Annotated provisional agenda for the seventh meeting

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/1

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Report of the Working Group on its seventh meeting (post session)

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/2

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Updated guidelines on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context for Central Asian countries

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/3

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Draft terms of reference for possible guidance on the applicability of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/4 

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Draft decision IS/3 on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/5  

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Draft decision IS/2 on the updated guidelines on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context for Central Asian countries

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/6 

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Other meeting documentation/Background information:

Informal notes on the meeting of the Bureau (Geneva, 7-8 February 2018)

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Report of the seventh and the third sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention and the Protocol

ECE/MP.EIA/23-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7

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Decisions and the Declaration adopted jointly by the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention and the Protocol

ECE/MP.EIA/23.Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.1

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Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

ECE/MP.EIA/23.Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.2

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Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

ECE/MP.EIA/23.Add.3-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.3

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Implementation Committee's Structure and functions, and procedures for review of compliance; and consolidated operating rules

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Opinions of the Implementation Committee, 2001-2017 (updated, English only)

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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–ninth session, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/4

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Report of the Implementation Committee on its fortieth session, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/6

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Report of the Implementation Committee on its forty–first session, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/2

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Second review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (2013-2015) (January 2018)

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Fifth Review of Implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (2013-2015) (January 2018)

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Rules of Procedure
Decision I/1, annex I (ECE/MP.EIA/2) as amended by MOP decision V/1 (ECE/MP.EIA/15) and MOP/MOP decision I/1 (ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2).

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Informal documents

Document Title

Item 1

Informal notes on the agenda
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.1

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Item 2

Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.2 (revised 2.5.2018)

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Item 3

Compliance and implementation

 

Workplan implementation status (rev 30.4.2018)

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.3

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A template for draft decision IS/1 on the general issues of compliance with the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4

Word

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Draft decision IS/1a on compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention with regard to its national legislation
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.a

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Draft decision IS/1b on compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Metsamor
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.b

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Draft decision IS/1c on compliance by Azerbaijan with its obligations under the Convention with regard to its national legislation
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.c

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Draft decision IS/1d on compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the Ostrovets nuclear power plant
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.d

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Draft decision IS/1e on compliance by Serbia with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the Kostolac lignite power plant
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.e

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Draft decision IS/1f on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the Danube-Black Sea Deep Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube Delta
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.f

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Draft decision IS/1g on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the lifetime extension of the Rivne nuclear power plant
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.g

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An account of the deliberations on draft decision VII/2 on the review of compliance with the Convention before and during the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.4.h

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Timetable for the modification of questionnaires and the preparation of the draft reviews of implementation
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.5

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Proposed modifications to the questionnaire for the implementation of the Convention in 2016-2018

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.6

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Proposed modifications to the questionnaire for the implementation of the Protocol in 2016-2018
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.7

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Item 4

Draft programme of the workshop on the application of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.8 (revised 08.5.2018)

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Item 5

Subregional cooperation and capacity building

Abstracts of the presentations from a special session on the Espoo Convention, the Protocol on SEA and the Bucharest Agreement (Third Regional Conference, Vodice, Croatia 13-16 September 2017)

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Report on a sub-regional workshop for countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (Ukraine, 31 October- 2 November 2017)

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Report on a sub-regional workshop on the transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) in Central Asian countries (2 - 3 November 2017), Kyiv, Ukraine

PDF

Item 6

Exchange of good practices

 

Draft agenda of seminar on Land-Use Planning and Industrial Safety (Mechelen, Belgium, 16-17 May 2018)

PDF

Item 7

Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol and the Convention

 

Guidance on the assessment of health impacts of plans and programmes and for the involvement of health authorities: a concept note

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.9

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Fact sheets from Germany on the application of the Protocol to the Federal Requirements Plan 2015 for the Energy Transmission Grid and to the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2015-2030

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Reports on the workshops, national conferences and other events in 2017 and 2018 in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

Webpage

 

IAIA "FasTips"

See also translated "FasTips"

Draft "FastTips" on the Convention

Draft "FastTips" on the Protocol

Item 8

Status of the trust fund: contributions and expenditures
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.10

PDF

Item 9

Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties

 

Provisional annotated agenda and preparations for the intermediary session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.11

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Provisional schedule of meetings 2018-2020 as revised 14 May 2018 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/INF.12

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Item 10

 Inputs to related international processes

 

Chairs summary of the meetings of the representatives of the governing bodies of the ECE environmental treaties and the Committee of Environmental Policy

PDF

Report of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region on its second session (ECE/RFSD/2018/2)

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Programme of the side event by Czechia: Achieving SDGs by participation of all in the light of SEA and EIA procedures (Geneva, 1 March 2018)

PDF

 

Presentations and statements

Document Title
INFORMAL PRESENTATION OF AGREED CONCLUSIONS

ENG

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COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION

Legislative reform of the Environmental Impact Assessment system in the Republic of Kazakhstan 

Mr. Azamat Alimbaev, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Ecological Regulation and Control, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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WORKSHOP ON THE APPLICATION OF THE ESPOO CONVENTION TO THE LIFETIME EXTENSION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

Monday, 28 May 2-6 p.m.-Tuesday, 29 May 2018 10-11.30 a.m.

Co-Chaired by: Mr. Christof Sangenstedt, Germany and Mr. Rory Wallace, the UK

Panel 1 

Implementation Committee's challenges regarding the application of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants

Romas Svedas, Chair of the Implementation Committee

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Draft terms of reference topics 1,3 and 5

Kimberly Sexton Nick, OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency

ENG

Challenges and needs for Long Term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

Greg Rzentkowski, International Atomic Energy Agency

ENG

Environmental Impact Assessment in relation to Long-Term Operations of Nuclear Power Plants in Europe

Hans Rhein; European Commission, DG Energy, & Janos Vegh, Joint Research Centre

ENG

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The EU rules on Environmental Impact Assessment and their dynamic application

Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, DG Environment

ENG

Panel 2

IAIA initiative on the lifetime extension of nuclear related activities

Maria Partidario, International Association for Impact Assessment

ENG

Observations from the Nuclear Transparency Watch & from the view of civil society

Jan Haverkamp, Nuclear Transparency Watch

ENG

Draft terms of reference topics 4 and 5

Patricia Lorenz, Friends of the Earth Europe

ENG

Transboundary Consultations on EIA for Rivne NPP in accordance with the new EIA model in Ukraine

Maryna Shymkus, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine

ENG

Draft terms of reference topics 4 and 5

João Oliveira Martins & Sara Sacadura Cabral, Environment Agency, Portugal

ENG

Experience of Poland in the application of The Espoo Convention to lifetime extension of NPPs (Draft terms of reference topic 4)

Dorota Toryfter-Szumańska, General Directorate for Environmental Protection, Poland

ENG

Draft terms of reference topic 5

Yves Guannel, the Nuclear Safety Authority, France

ENG

COMMENTS AND STATEMENTS

Comments to the draft ToR by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

ENG

 

Speaking notes from the Chair of the Implementation Committee

ENG

Item 3

Statement by Belarus

ENG

 

Comments from Belarus on the draft decision IS/1d

ENG

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7

PROMOTING RATIFICATION AND APPLICATION OF THE PROTOCOL AND THE CONVENTION

SEA in Germany Basic information on SEA law - An introduction

Marianne Richter, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

ENG

Case Study German Federal Requirements Plan 2015 for the Energy Transmission Grid

Andrea Abu Salah, Federal Network Agency, Germany
ENG

List of participants

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List of participants

ENG