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​​​Transposition of directive 2001/42/EC concerning the assessment of environmental impact of plans and programs, in the Greek legislative framework

​​​Transposition of directive 2001/42/EC concerning the assessment of environmental impact of plans and programs, in the Greek legislative framework


Country: Greece

Region: Greece
Client: Ministry of Environment
Start date: 1/1/2006
Completion date:  8/1/2006
Duration of assignment: 1/7/1900
Name of associated Consultants: Paraskevopoulos – Georgiadis Ltd



Detailed Project Description

  • Submission of proposals (main as well as alternatives) determining the type of plans and programs in Greece that are covered by the requirements of EU Directive 2001/42/EC
  • Submission of proposals (main as well as alternatives) on the administrative procedures that should be followed during the environmental impact assessment of plans and programs
  • Preparation of the specifications that should be followed by environmental consultants during the elaboration of Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of plans and programs
  • Submission of a draft Common Ministerial Decision describing the administrative procedures that should be followed by the relevant authorities during the procedure of assessment of a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment Study (SEA study)
  • Submission of a proposal for setting up a draft statement (required under article 9 of Directive 2001/42) summarizing how environmental considerations have been integrated into the plan or program and how the SEA study, the opinions expressed during pubic consultation have been taken into account, which could be used as guidance for the relevant environmental authorities
  • Preparation of a set of guidelines concerning the implementation of the procedures that should be followed within the framework of environmental impact assessment of plans and programs which will be distributed to consultants, environmental authorities at national, regional and local lever, the public concerned and non-governmental organizations.
  • Submission of a proposal for the estimation of the required budget for elaboration of SEA studies for various types of plans and programs
  • Important environmental issues:
  • The transposition of a very important directive in the Greek environmental legislation framework
  • Set up rules and regulation concerning the whole spectrum of procedures that are related with the environmental assessment of plans and programs
  • Implement the general guidance of EU for assessment of environmental impact even during the planning stage


Description of actual services provided by Enveco within the assignment:


Our staff covered the preparation of the whole SEA study. In particular, the following tasks have been covered:


Task 1: Literature search for SEA guidance documents, experience of implementation of SEA directive from other EC countries, etc
Task 2: Submission of proposals for the whole spectrum of actions that should be taken for the transposition of directive 2001/42 in the Greek legislation framework
Task 3: Preparation of SEA process guidelines for consultants, environmental authorities, general public and NGOs
Task 4: Set up a proposal for estimation of the budget of elaborating SEA studies of public plans and programs

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