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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment


Directive 2011/92/EU1 contains a legal requirement to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of public or private projects likely to have significant
effects on the environment, prior to their authorisation. There is consensus that the main objective of the Directive has been achieved; the principles of environmental
assessment have been harmonised throughout the EU by the introduction of minimum requirements concerning the type of projects subject to assessment, the main developer’s obligations, the content of the assessment and the participation of the competent authorities and the public. In parallel, as part of the development consent process, the EIA is a tool to assess the environmental costs and benefits of specific projects with the aim of ensuring their sustainability. Hence, the Directive has become a key instrument of environmental integration and has also brought environmental and socio-economic benefits.


Commission Status

26/10/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy of the proposal will be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

26/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

26/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: It will be allocated to a committee for discussion

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