127. by-laws of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context
After release of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, following further States have their instruments of ratification, approval or accession to the Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context (BGBl. III No. 201/1997, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 155/2001) deposited:
Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification, approval or accession:
November 10, 2005
Bosnia and Herzegovina
December 14, 2009
August 8, 2002
France (excluding French Polynesia)
June 15, 2001
July 25, 2002
October 20, 2010
July 9, 2009
December 18, 2007 on the occasion of the deposit of its instrument of approval France has adopted the following declaration:
The Government of the French Republic declared that it joins the declarations of the European Commission, at the signing of this Convention, as well as when depositing the instrument of ratification of the community, and emphasizes in particular, that: - in its relations with the Member States of the European Union, France will use the Convention in accordance with the internal rules of the Union, including the set in the Euratom Treaty,
-If the public in the party of origin is supplied with information by public distribution of the EIA documentation, the notice to the affected party must be not later than through the party of origin for distribution of the documentation;
-The Convention that it is the responsibility of the respective Contracting Party to ensure the public distribution of the EIA documentation within their territory, to inform the public and to gather their opinions, unless other bilateral agreements shall apply.
It lays down that all projects for which an application for authorization or approval is required, and that already have been submitted to the competent authority at the time when this Convention in France in force, should be subject to the Convention. Finally, it lays down that the word "national" paragraph 8 of the Convention referring to be understood in article 2 on the national laws, national regulations, national regulations and generally accepted national legal practices.
A further communication from the Secretary-General of the United Nations according to Dänemark1 said on December 12, 2001, that the Convention with effect from 14 March 1997 on the Faroe Islands and Greenland shall apply.