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EIA/IC/S/1 Ukraine

Party (State) of originAffected Party (State)
UkraineRomania
Activity (project)
Danube-Black Sea Deep-Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian Sector of the Danube Delta (the ‘Bystroe Canal Project’).
DECISIONS
Decision IS/1f 
on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Danube Black Sea Deep Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube Delta (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/7)
adopted at the intermediary sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA, Geneva, 5-7 February 2019
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Decision VI/2
adopted by the Sixth session of the of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA, Geneva, 2-5 June 2014
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Decision V/4
adopted at the Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Geneva, 20-23 June 2011
ENG
Decision IV/2 
adopted at the Fourth session of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Bucharest, 19-21 May 2008
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SUMMARY OF THE CASE

Initial submission on 26 May 2004 (Romania, Ukraine) (EIA/IC/S/1)

Follow-up submission on 23 January 2007 (Romania, Ukraine)

Submission by Romania having concerns about Ukraine’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention with respect to the Danube-Black Sea Deep-Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian Sector of the Danube Delta (the ‘Bystroe Canal Project’).

On 19 August 2004 Romania requested the establishment of an inquiry commission under Article 3, paragraph 7, of the Convention, with respect to the same project. At its sixth meeting (3-5 November 2004), the Implementation Committee noted that, because of paragraph 15 of its structure and functions (described in the appendix to decision III/2, ECE/MP.EIA/6), it was not in a position to consider this submission (MP.EIA/WG.1/2005/3, para. 14).

The inquiry commission completed its work on 10 July 2006 and handed over its opinion on the environmental impact of the Bystroe Canal Project to the Ambassadors of Romania and Ukraine and to the Executive Secretary of the UNECE (the inquiry commission's report).

At its eleventh meeting (13-14 February 2007), the Implementation Committee agreed that a second submission by Romania (dated 23 January 2007) superseded Romania’s first submission, which was considered closed (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/4, para. 23).

Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee and procedures for review of compliance
Annex to decision III/2 of the Meeting of the Parties
ENG FRE RUS
MP.EIA/ WG.1/2005/3Report of the sixth meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
ECE/MP.EIA/ WG.1/2007/4Report of the eleventh meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG  FRE RUS


Follow'up submission on 23 January 2007 (Romania, Ukraine) EIA/IC/S/1 bis 
Submission by Romania having concerns about Ukraine’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention, with respect to the Bystroe Canal Project and in the light of the opinion of the inquiry commission on the environmental impact of the project.

At its eleventh meeting (13-14 February 2007), the Implementation Committee agreed to consider the submission at its twelfth meeting, to be held in Geneva on 26-28 June 2007 (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/4, para. 23).

The Committee considered the matter at its twelfth (26-28 June 2007), thirteenth (30 October - 1 November 2007) and fourteenth (15-17 January 2008) meetings. See the Findings further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (ECE/MP.EIA/2008/6) plus an addendum.

For the outcomes of the Committee’s deliberations since the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties (Minsk, 13-16 June 2017), please see the Committee’s report on its forty-second session. 

ECE/MP.EIA/ WG.1/2007/4Report of the eleventh meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG  FRE RUS
ECE/MP.EIA/2008/6Findings and recommendations further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (EIA/IC/S/1) ENG  FRE RUS
Addendum to findings and recommendations further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (EIA/IC/S/1/Rev.1) ENG  - RUS
Committee findings and recommendations were considered by the Meeting of the Parties, 4th session, Bucharest, 2008. See decision IV/2 in the report of the Meeting of the Parties.


ECE/MP.EIA/10Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Parties ENGFRERUS
Follow-up to decision IV/2
15th session, 28 - 30 October 2008
Report submitted by the Government of Ukraine to the Implementation Committee on 6/8 October 2008 ENG
Annexes ENG
Letter to Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, from Mr Belka, Executive Secretary of UNECE, dated 30 October 2008 ENG
16th session, 10 - 12 March 2009
Assessment of Likely Transboundary Environmental Impacts of the Danube-Black Sea Navigation Route in the Ukrainian Part of the Danube Delta: Summary Report submitted by the Government of Ukraine, dated 30 December 2008
Contents and sections 1 (introduction), 2 (rationale for transboundary EIA process) and 3 (description of proposed activity) (pp.1-25) ENG
Section 4 (environmental components likely affected) (pp.26-53) ENG
Section 5 (potential impacts) (pp. 54-111) ENG
Sections 6 (mitigation), 7 (monitoring) and 8 (summary and findings), and annexes A-C (pp.112-176) ENG
Letter to Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, from Mr Kubis, Executive Secretary of UNECE, dated 20 March 2009 ENG
17th session, 14 - 18 September 2009
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2009/5Independent review of Ukraine’s legal, administrative and other measures to implement the provisions of the Convention ENG FRERUS
15 April 2009Letter from Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, to Mr Kubis, Executive Secretary of UNECE ENG
31 August 2009Report submitted by the Inter-ministerial council on the implementation of the Espoo Convention in Ukraine on the follow-up to decision IV/2 ENG
11 September 2009"Non-paper" regarding the Bystroe Canal Project, submitted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine in Geneva  ENG-RUS
1 September 2009Information provided by Romania ENG
18th session, 23 - 25 February 2010
31 December 2009Strategy on the implementation of provisions of Espoo Convention, by Government of Ukraine, including explanatory notes ENG
6 January 2010Strategy on the implementation of provisions of Espoo Convention, by Government of Ukraine, as adopted on 6 January 2010 ENG
12 March 2010Letter from Chair of Committee to Ukraine regarding the strategy ENG
20th session, 11 - 13 January 2011
30 December 2010Report on the implementation of the Strategy on the Espoo Convention, from the Government of Ukraine ENG
18 January 2011Letter from Chair of the Committee to Ukraine regarding strategy ENG
1 February 2011Letter from Chair of the Committee to Ukraine with further questions regarding the strategy ENG
21st session, 20 June 2011
28 February 2011Reply from Ukraine to the Implementation Committee regarding the strategy ENG
23 June 2011Letter to Ukraine, addressed to the first Deputy Prime Minister seeking clarifications on the implications of changes in Ukrainian legislation to its capacity to comply with the Convention ENG
23 June 2011Letter to Ukraine, addressed to the focal point regarding revisions to its strategy to implement the Convention ENG
19 July 2011Reply from Ukraine to the Implementation Committee regarding its legislative changes ENG
Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 5th session, 20-23 June 2011, Geneva
Report by the Meeting of the Parties at is fifth session (decision V/4 on review of compliance) ENGFRERUS
FOLLOW UP TO DECISION V/4
22nd session, 5 - 7 September 2011
7 September 2011Letter to Ukraine ENG
7 September 2011Reply, with cover letter, from Ukraine, received 7 September 2011 (further information regarding the strategy) ENG
29 December 2011 Progress report by Ukraine of 29 December 2011 to the Espoo Implementation Committee as requested by the Meeting of the Parties at its fifth session (decision V/4 para. 24) ENG
6 January 2012Replies to the Implementation Committee regarding the Strategy from Ukraine, as revised on 6 January 2012, with a cover letter ENG
26th session, 26 - 28 November 2012
6 December 2012 Letter to Ukraine ENG
31 December 2012 Progress report by Ukraine of 31 December 2012 to the Espoo Implementation Committee as requested by the Meeting of the Parties at its fifth session (decision V/4 para. 24)
Cover letter  ENGUKR
Report ENGUKR
28th session, 10 - 12 September 2013
12 September 2013  Letter to Ukraine ENG
Progress report provided by Ukraine further to para 24 draft decision V/4
Cover letter ENGUKR
2013 Annual Report ENGUKR
17 December 2013  Letter to Ukraine ENG
14 February 2014Clarification by Ukraine on 14 February 2014 to the Espoo Implementation Committee concerning its report submitted on 3 December 2013     
Letter to Ukraine ENGUKR
Draft decision on compliance ENGFRERUS
Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 6th session, 2-5 June 2014, Geneva
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/4−
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/4
Report of the activities of the Implementation Committee to the Meeting of the Parties on its seventh session (paras 10-16) ENGFRERUS
Report of the Meeting of the Parties on is sixth session (decision VI/2 on review of compliance) ENGFRERUS
31st session, 2 - 4 September 2014
19 September 2014Letter to Ukraine from the IC  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 31st session  ENGFRERUS
32nd session, 9 - 11 December 2014
19 November 2014Letter from Ukraine (expected by 21.11.2014)  ENG
31 December 2014Letter to Ukraine from the IC  ENG
24 December 2014Letter to Romania (sent 31.12.2014)  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 32nd session ENGFRERUS
33rd session, 17 - 19 March 2015
3 March 2015Letter from Ukraine 
Cover letter
ENG
ENG
16 March 2015Letter from Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 33nd session ENGFRERUS
34th session, 8 - 10 December 2015
04 December 2015Letter from NGO EPL  ENG
16 December 2015Letter to Ukraine  ENG
16 December 2015Letter to Romania  ENG
29 January 2016Letter to Ukraine from the secretariat (schedule for the hearing and questions from the Committee)  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 34th session ENGFRERUS
35th session, 15 - 17 March 2016
Information from Ukraine including answers to the Committee questions, as well as information about CI/4 (Rivne) 2 March 2016
Letter
Answers
Form
17 March 2016Letter from Romania  ENG
7 April 2016Letter to Ukraine  ENG
7 April 2016Letter to Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 35th session ENGFRERUS
36th session, 5 - 7 September 2016
2 July 2016Letter from Ukraine (the three annexes include text in English, Ukrainian or Romanian)  ENG
22 July 2016Letter from Romania  ENG
19 September 2016Letter to Ukraine  ENG
19 September 2016Letter to Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 36th session ENGFRERUS
37th session, 12 - 14 December 2016
4 November 2016Letter from Ukraine (in Ukrainian with unofficial translation into English)  ENG
16 November 2016Letter from Romania   ENG
22 November 2016Letter from Ukraine 
Draft law on EIA
Draft LAW on SEA
ENG
ENG
ENG
07 December 2016Letter from Ukrainian non-governmental organisation Environment, People, Law (EPL) 
20 December 2016Letter to Ukraine ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 37th session ENGFRERUS
38th session
10 February 2017Additional information from Ukraine in relation to the implementation of measures to bring the Project in compliance with the Convention  ENG
Final update from Ukraine in relation to follow up by Ukraine on the decisions V/4 and VI/2 14 February 2017 ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 38th session ENGFRERUS
39th session, 20 - 22 February 2017
19 September 2017Letter to Ukraine  ENG
19 September 2017Letter to Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 39th session ENGFRERUS
40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017
1 November 2017Letter from Romania   ENG
22 November 2017Letter from Ukraine  ENG
20 December 2017Letter to Ukraine  ENG
20 December 2017Letter to Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 40th session ENGFRERUS
41st session, 13-16 March 2018
12 February 2018 Letter from Ukraine  ENG
19 February 2018 Letter from Ukraine with comments to the draft Road Map  ENG
13 February 2018Letter from Romania  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 41st session ENGFRERUS
42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018 
04 April 2018Letter to Ukraine  ENG
04 April 2018Letter to Romania  ENG
27 July 2018Letter from Romania to the Chair of the Implementation Committee 
Points of view expressed by the Romanian authorities and scientific research institutes
ENG
ENG
30 July 2018Letter from Ukraine to the Committee  ENG
19 November 2018Letter to Romania after IC 42  ENG
19 November 2018Letter to Ukraine after IC 42  ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 42nd session ENGFRERUS
Progress report provided by Ukraine further to para 24 of draft decision V/4
2014 Annual Report ENG
2015 Annual Report ENG
2016 Annual Report ENG
2017 Annual Report ENG
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/8Draft decision on the review of compliance with the Convention (paras 13-28) ENG
Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 7th session, 13-16 June 2017, Minsk
ECE/MP.EIA/23 - ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on its seventh session and of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on its third session (para 27) ENGFRERUS
39th session, 5 - 7 September 2017
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/4Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee (paras 15-20) ENGFRERUS
40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/6Report of the fortieth session of the Implementation Committee (paras 19-26) ENGFRERUS
41st session, 13 - 16 March 2018
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/2Report of the forty-first session of the Implementation Committee (paras 30-39) ENGFRERUS
42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/4Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation Committee (paras 19-26)  ENG