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EIA/IC/CI/5 United Kingdom

Party (State) of originAffected Party (State)
United Kingdom Germany
Activity (project)
Construction of a new Nuclear Power Plant at Hinkley Point C
DECISIONS
Decision IS/1h
on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with ts obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant 
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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SUMMARY 
At its twenty-eighth session (10-12 September 2013), the Committee began its consideration of the information provided by a German Member of the Parliament and the Irish NGO Friends of the Irish Environment, on 12 March and 27 March 2013, respectively, regarding the planned construction of NPP Hinkley Point C by the United Kingdom (EIA/IC/INFO/12). It asked the Chair to invite the Government of the United Kingdom to clarify certain issues regarding the carrying out of transboundary procedures; and also the Governments of Germany and Ireland to address some questions in that regard.The Committee further considered the information received at its twenty-ninth session (10-12 December 2013) and thirtieth session (25-27 February 2014).

At that session having considered the information gathered, from the Governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, the Committee decided to begin a Committee initiative further to paragraph 6 of the Committee's structure and functions. In line with paragraph 9 of the Committee's structure and functions, the Committee decided to invite the United Kingdom to its thirty-third session (17-19 March 2015) to participate in the discussion and to present information and opinions on the matter under consideration. The Committee adopted its findings and recommendations on its thirty-fifth session (15-17 March 2016) and requested the secretariat to transmit them for consideration by the MOP at its seventh session (June 2017).

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 reports on its forty-second session (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/4, paras. 42-45) and findings and recommendations as contained in the document ECE/MP.EIA/2019/14.
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28th session, 10 - 12 September 2013
12 March 2013Information provided by a German parliamentarian regarding a proposed activity in UK. Information form (submitted on 22.03.13), e-mail message and supporting information.
Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IV
Additional information (10.07.2013)
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27 March 2013Information provided by Friends of Irish Environment. Information form including supporting information and e-mail messageENG
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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4Report of the twenty-eighth session of the Implementation CommitteeENG Corr.1FRERUS
29th session, 10 - 12 December 2013
14 October 2013Letters to the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, IrelandENG
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28 October 2013Letter from Austria including notification from the UK to Austria on 8.10.12ENG
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31 October 2013Letter from GermanyENG
22 November 2013Letter from Ireland ENG
25 November 2013Letter from the UK, including supporting documentation (annexes 1 to 25)

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9 December 2013Additional information from the German MPENG
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/6Report of the twenty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee

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30th session, 25 - 27 February 2014 
17 December 2013Letters to the UK, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain

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14 January 2014Letter from the UK, including the decision of the High Court of 20 December 2013ENG and annex
23 January 2014Letter from the Netherlands ENG
28 January 2014Letter from Belgium ENG
5 February 2014Letter from NorwayENG
13 February 2014Letter from SpainENG
27 February 2014Letter from FranceENG
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/2Report of the thirtieth session of the Implementation Committee

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FRE

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31st session, 2 - 4 September 2014
14 March 2014Letter to the United KingdomENG
19 June 2014Letter from the United Kingdom, including annex (letter to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee regarding C/91 on Hinckley Point C)

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20 August 2014Letter from the United Kingdom, including annex (judgement of the Court of Appeals)

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1 September 2014Information from An Taisce ENG
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4Report of the thirty-first session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
32nd session, 9 - 11 December 2014
22 September 2014Letter to the United KingdomENG
21 November 2014 Letter from the United Kingdom

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Annex

ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6Report of the thirty-second session of the Implementation CommitteeENG

FRE

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33rd session, 17 - 19 March 2015
24 December 2014Letter to the United KingdomENG
7 January 2015Additional information from the United Kingdom 

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annex

Additional information from the United Kingdom
Oral statement for the hearing (18.3.15)

Letter of the EU Commission to a complaint by the German MEP (31.5.2013)
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17 March 2015Information from the Friends of the Irish Environment received (relating to correspondence between the UK and Ireland)ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/2Report of the thirty-third session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
34th session, 8 - 10 December 2015
11 May 2015Additional information from the United Kingdom 

Copies of papers recording contact between the UK and Irish Governments on the question of transboundary impacts of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, 2011 - 2012
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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4Report of the thirty-fourth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
35th session, 15 - 17 March 2016
13 January 2016 Letter to the United Kingdom, including draft findings and recommendations

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11 March 2016Letter from the United Kingdom, including comments to the draft findings and recommendationsENG
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2Report of the thirty-fifth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
38th session, 20 - 22 February 2017
13 February 2017Letter from the UK - follow up by UK on the draft findings and recommendations to the MOP

Annex 1. Letter from UK to the PArties of the Espoo Convention as a follow up on Committee's findings and recommendations 
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1 March 2017Letter to the UK after IC 38ENG
Report of the thirty-eight session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Ad-hoc, Minsk 12 June 2017
28 March 2017Letter from the UK to ICENG
03 April 2017Letter from the IC to UK, including the additional recommendationsENG
26 April 2017Letter from the UK to IC 

Annex I Report on the UK discussions with other Espoo Convention States in respect of transboundary impact from the activity at Hinkley Point C

Annex II Responses on the usefulness of notification from the potentially affected parties:

From the Netherlands 
From Norway
From Ireland
From Estonia
From Austria
From Canada
From Denmark
From France
From Germany


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26 May 2017Letter from the IC to the UKENG
Report of the Ad hoc session of the Implementation CommitteeENGN/AN/A
39th session, 5 - 7 September 2017
02 August 2017Letter from the UK to IC: comments to the additional recommendations and the UK opinion regarding para 5 of draft decision VII/2

Annexes. Letters from the UK to those states that have requested further dialogue with the UK regarding the HPC dated 28.07.2017

Template letter from the UK
Letter from the UK Germany (DE)
Letter from the UK to Denmark (DK)
Letter from the UK to Ireland (IE)
Letter from the UK to Luxembourg (LX)
Letter from the UK to Norway (NO)
Letter from the UK to the Netherlands (NL)
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26 September 2017Letter from the IC Chair to the UKENG
Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017
08 November 2017Letter from the UK

Annex
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08 November 2017Letter from Environmental Pillar (Ireland) - information have been updated upon request of Environmental Pillar (Ireland)

Cover letter
Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IVa
Annex IVb
Annex V
Annex VI

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22 December 2017Letter from the Committee Chair to the UKENG
Report of the fortieth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
41st session, 13 - 16 March 2018
04 January 2018Letter from the UKENG
07 February 2018Letter from the UKENG
12 February 2018Letter from IrelandENG
28 March 2018Letter to the UKENG
Letters to the potentially affected parties after IC 41:

Letter to Austria
Letter to Denmark
Letter to Germany
Letter to Ireland
Letter to Luxembourg
Letter to the Netherlands
Letter to Norway
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Report of the forty-first session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018
11 April 2018Letter from the UKENG
24 April 2018Letter from Austria 

Annex I
Annex II
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ENG
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27 April 2018Letter from NorwayENG
30 April 2018Letter from IrelandENG
07 May 2018Letter from Germany ENG
01 June 2018Letter from DenmarkENG
11 June 2018Letter to Ireland ENG
29 June 2018Letter from Ireland ENG
02 July 2018Letter from Environmental Pillar (with five annexes): information have been updated upon request of Environmental Pillar

Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IV
Annex V
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29 August 2018Letter from the UK

Annex
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21 September 2018Letter to the UK

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Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
17 October 2018Letter from the UK with comments to the IC findings and recommendations ENG
Findings and recommendations by the Implementation Committee on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant - official documentENGFRERUS