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Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (codification) (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Article 1.(1) This Directive shall apply to the assessment of the...

  3. Article 2.(1) Member States shall adopt all measures necessary to ensure...

  4. Article 3.(1) The environmental impact assessment shall identify, describe and assess...

  5. Article 4.(1) Subject to Article 2(4), projects listed in Annex I...

  6. Article 5.(1) Where an environmental impact assessment is required, the developer...

  7. Article 6.(1) Member States shall take the measures necessary to ensure...

  8. Article 7.(1) Where a Member State is aware that a project...

  9. Article 8.The results of consultations and the information gathered pursuant to...

  10. Article 8a.(1) The decision to grant development consent shall incorporate at...

  11. Article 9.(1) When a decision to grant or refuse development consent...

  12. Article 9a.Member States shall ensure that the competent authority or authorities...

  13. Article 10.Without prejudice to Directive 2003/4/EC, the provisions of this Directive...

  14. Article 10a.Member States shall lay down rules on penalties applicable to...

  15. Article 11.(1) Member States shall ensure that, in accordance with the...

  16. Article 12.(1) The Member States and the Commission shall exchange information...

  17. Article 13.Member States shall communicate to the Commission the texts of...

  18. Article 14.Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended by the Directives listed in Annex...

  19. Article 15.This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day...

  20. Article 16.This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

    1. ANNEX I

      PROJECTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4(1)

      1. 1. Crude-oil refineries (excluding undertakings manufacturing only lubricants from crude oil)...

      2. 2. Thermal power stations and other combustion installations with a heat...

      3. 3. Installations for the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel; Installations designed:...

      4. 4. Integrated works for the initial smelting of cast iron and...

      5. 5. Installations for the extraction of asbestos and for the processing...

      6. 6. Integrated chemical installations, i.e. those installations for the manufacture on...

      7. 7. Construction of lines for long-distance railway traffic and of airports...

      8. 8. Inland waterways and ports for inland-waterway traffic which permit the...

      9. 9. Waste disposal installations for the incineration, chemical treatment as defined...

      10. 10. Waste disposal installations for the incineration or chemical treatment as...

      11. 11. Groundwater abstraction or artificial groundwater recharge schemes where the annual...

      12. 12. Works for the transfer of water resources between river basins...

      13. 13. Waste water treatment plants with a capacity exceeding 150 000...

      14. 14. Extraction of petroleum and natural gas for commercial purposes where...

      15. 15. Dams and other installations designed for the holding back or...

      16. 16. Pipelines with a diameter of more than 800 mm and a...

      17. 17. Installations for the intensive rearing of poultry or pigs with...

      18. 18. Industrial plants for the production of:

      19. 19. Quarries and open-cast mining where the surface of the site...

      20. 20. Construction of overhead electrical power lines with a voltage of...

      21. 21. Installations for storage of petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical products with...

      22. 22. Storage sites pursuant to Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament...

      23. 23. Installations for the capture of CO2 streams for the purposes...

      24. 24. Any change to or extension of projects listed in this...

    2. ANNEX II

      PROJECTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4(2)

      1. 1. AGRICULTURE, SILVICULTURE AND AQUACULTURE

        1. (a) Projects for the restructuring of rural land holdings;

        2. (b) Projects for the use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas...

        3. (c) Water management projects for agriculture, including irrigation and land drainage...

        4. (d) Initial afforestation and deforestation for the purposes of conversion to...

        5. (e) Intensive livestock installations (projects not included in Annex I);

        6. (f) Intensive fish farming;

        7. (g) Reclamation of land from the sea.

      2. 2. EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY

        1. (a) Quarries, open-cast mining and peat extraction (projects not included in...

        2. (b) Underground mining;

        3. (c) Extraction of minerals by marine or fluvial dredging;

        4. (d) Deep drillings, in particular:

        5. (e) Surface industrial installations for the extraction of coal, petroleum, natural...

      3. 3. ENERGY INDUSTRY

        1. (a) Industrial installations for the production of electricity, steam and hot...

        2. (b) Industrial installations for carrying gas, steam and hot water; transmission...

        3. (c) Surface storage of natural gas;

        4. (d) Underground storage of combustible gases;

        5. (e) Surface storage of fossil fuels;

        6. (f) Industrial briquetting of coal and lignite;

        7. (g) Installations for the processing and storage of radioactive waste (unless...

        8. (h) Installations for hydroelectric energy production;

        9. (i) Installations for the harnessing of wind power for energy production...

        10. (j) Installations for the capture of CO2 streams for the purposes...

      4. 4. PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING OF METALS

        1. (a) Installations for the production of pig iron or steel (primary...

        2. (b) Installations for the processing of ferrous metals:

        3. (c) Ferrous metal foundries;

        4. (d) Installations for the smelting, including the alloyage, of non-ferrous metals,...

        5. (e) Installations for surface treatment of metals and plastic materials using...

        6. (f) Manufacture and assembly of motor vehicles and manufacture of motor-vehicle...

        7. (g) Shipyards;

        8. (h) Installations for the construction and repair of aircraft;

        9. (i) Manufacture of railway equipment;

        10. (j) Swaging by explosives;

        11. (k) Installations for the roasting and sintering of metallic ores.

      5. 5. MINERAL INDUSTRY

        1. (a) Coke ovens (dry coal distillation);

        2. (b) Installations for the manufacture of cement;

        3. (c) Installations for the production of asbestos and the manufacture of...

        4. (d) Installations for the manufacture of glass including glass fibre;

        5. (e) Installations for smelting mineral substances including the production of mineral...

        6. (f) Manufacture of ceramic products by burning, in particular roofing tiles,...

      6. 6. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (PROJECTS NOT INCLUDED IN ANNEX I)

        1. (a) Treatment of intermediate products and production of chemicals;

        2. (b) Production of pesticides and pharmaceutical products, paint and varnishes, elastomers...

        3. (c) Storage facilities for petroleum, petrochemical and chemical products.

      7. 7. FOOD INDUSTRY

        1. (a) Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats;

        2. (b) Packing and canning of animal and vegetable products;

        3. (c) Manufacture of dairy products;

        4. (d) Brewing and malting;

        5. (e) Confectionery and syrup manufacture;

        6. (f) Installations for the slaughter of animals;

        7. (g) Industrial starch manufacturing installations;

        8. (h) Fish-meal and fish-oil factories;

        9. (i) Sugar factories.

      8. 8. TEXTILE, LEATHER, WOOD AND PAPER INDUSTRIES

        1. (a) Industrial plants for the production of paper and board (projects...

        2. (b) Plants for the pre-treatment (operations such as washing, bleaching, mercerisation)...

        3. (c) Plants for the tanning of hides and skins;

        4. (d) Cellulose-processing and production installations.

      9. 9. RUBBER INDUSTRY

      10. 10. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

        1. (a) Industrial estate development projects;

        2. (b) Urban development projects, including the construction of shopping centres and...

        3. (c) Construction of railways and intermodal transhipment facilities, and of intermodal...

        4. (d) Construction of airfields (projects not included in Annex I);

        5. (e) Construction of roads, harbours and port installations, including fishing harbours...

        6. (f) Inland-waterway construction not included in Annex I, canalisation and flood-relief...

        7. (g) Dams and other installations designed to hold water or store...

        8. (h) Tramways, elevated and underground railways, suspended lines or similar lines...

        9. (i) Oil and gas pipeline installations and pipelines for the transport...

        10. (j) Installations of long-distance aqueducts;

        11. (k) Coastal work to combat erosion and maritime works capable of...

        12. (l) Groundwater abstraction and artificial groundwater recharge schemes not included in...

        13. (m) Works for the transfer of water resources between river basins...

      11. 11. OTHER PROJECTS

        1. (a) Permanent racing and test tracks for motorised vehicles;

        2. (b) Installations for the disposal of waste (projects not included in...

        3. (c) Waste-water treatment plants (projects not included in Annex I);

        4. (d) Sludge-deposition sites;

        5. (e) Storage of scrap iron, including scrap vehicles;

        6. (f) Test benches for engines, turbines or reactors;

        7. (g) Installations for the manufacture of artificial mineral fibres;

        8. (h) Installations for the recovery or destruction of explosive substances;

        9. (i) Knackers’ yards.

      12. 12. TOURISM AND LEISURE

        1. (a) Ski runs, ski lifts and cable cars and associated developments;...

        2. (b) Marinas;

        3. (c) Holiday villages and hotel complexes outside urban areas and associated...

        4. (d) Permanent campsites and caravan sites;

        5. (e) Theme parks.

      13. 13. (a) Any change or extension of projects listed in Annex...

        1. (a) Any change or extension of projects listed in Annex I...

        2. (b) Projects in Annex I, undertaken exclusively or mainly for the...

    3. ANNEX II.A

      INFORMATION REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4(4)

      1. 1. A description of the project, including in particular:

      2. 2. A description of the aspects of the environment likely to...

      3. 3. A description of any likely significant effects, to the extent...

      4. 4. The criteria of Annex III shall be taken into account,...

    4. ANNEX III

      SELECTION CRITERIA REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4(3)

      1. 1. Characteristics of projects

      2. 2. Location of projects

      3. 3. Type and characteristics of the potential impact

    5. ANNEX IV

      INFORMATION REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 5(1)

      1. 1. Description of the project, including in particular:

      2. 2. A description of the reasonable alternatives (for example in terms...

      3. 3. A description of the relevant aspects of the current state...

      4. 4. A description of the factors specified in Article 3(1) likely...

      5. 5. A description of the likely significant effects of the project...

      6. 6. A description of the forecasting methods or evidence, used to...

      7. 7. A description of the measures envisaged to avoid, prevent, reduce...

      8. 8. A description of the expected significant adverse effects of the...

      9. 9. A non-technical summary of the information provided under points 1...

      10. 10. A reference list detailing the sources used for the descriptions...

    6. ANNEX V

      1. PART A

      2. PART B

    7. ANNEX VI

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