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EIA/IC/CI/5 United Kingdom

Information on matters considered by the Committee

Committee initiative on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (EIA/IC/CI/5)

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.


Information provided by a German parliamentarian regarding a proposed activity in UK (12.03.13). 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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Information provided by Friends of Irish Environment (27.03.13). Information form including supporting information and e-mail message

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Report of the twenty-eighth session of the Implementation Committee
(ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4)

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Letters of 14 October 2013 to the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Ireland

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Letter from Austria of 28 October 2013, including notification from the UK to Austria on 8.10.12

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Letter from Germany of 31 October 2013ENG
Letter from Ireland of 22 November 2013ENG
Letter from the UK of 25 November 2013, including supporting documentation (annexes 1 to 25)

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INDEX of supporting documentation

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

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Letters of 17 December 2013 to the UK, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain

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

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Letter of 14 March 2014 to the United KingdomENG
Letter of 19 June 2014 from the United Kingdom, including annex (letter to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee regarding C/91 on Hinckley Point C)

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

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Information from An Taisce on 1 September 2014ENG
Report of the thirty-first session of the Implementation Committee
(ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4)
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Letter of 22 September 2014 to the United KingdomENG
Letter of 21 November 2014 from the United Kingdom

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Annex

Report of the thirty-second session of the Implementation Committee
(ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6)
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Letter of 24 December 2014 to the United KingdomENG
Additional information from the United Kingdom on 7 January 2015

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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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Information from the Friends of the Irish Environment received on 17 March 2015 (relating to correspondence between the UK and Ireland)

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Report of the thirty-third session of the Implementation Committee
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Additional information from the United Kingdom on 11 May 2015

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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Report of the thirty-fourth session of the Implementation Committee
(ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4)
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Letter of 13 January 2016 to the United Kingdom, including draft findings and recommendations

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Letter of 11 March 2016 from the United Kingdom, including comments to the draft findings and recommendationsENG
Report of the thirty-fifth session of the Implementation Committee
(ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2) (advance copy)
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Letter of 13 February 2017 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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Letter of 1 March 2017 to the UK after IC 38ENG
Report of the thirty-eight session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Letter of 28 March 2017 from the UK to ICENG
Letter of 03 April 2017 from the IC to UK, including the additional recommendationsENG

Letter of 26 April 2017 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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Letter of 26 May 2017 from the IC to the UKENG
Report of the Ad hoc session of the Implementation CommitteeENGN/AN/A

Letter of 02 August 2017 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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Letter of 26 September 2017 from the IC Chair to the UKENG
Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Letter of 26 September 2017 to the UKENG
Letter of 08 November 2017 from the UK

Annex
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Letter of 08 November 2017 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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Letter of 22 December 2017 from the Committee Chair to the UKENG
Report of the fortieth session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Letter of 04 January 2018 from the UKENG
Letter of 07 February 2018 from the UKENG
Letter of 12 February 2018 from IrelandENG
Letter of 28 March 2018 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 Committee

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Letter of 11 April 2018 from the UKENG
Letter of 24 April 2018 from Austria 

Annex I
Annex II
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Letter of 27 April 2018 from NorwayENG
Letter of 30 April 2018 from IrelandENG
Letter of 07 May 2018 from Germany ENG
Letter of 01 June 2018 from DenmarkENG
Letter of 11 June 2018 to Ireland ENG
Letter of 29 June 2018 from Ireland ENG

Letter of 02 July 2018 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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Letter of 29 August 2018 from the UK

Annex
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Letter of 21 September 2018 to the UK

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Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Letter of 17 October 2018 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