Scope Of The Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung im grenzüberschreitenden Rahmen

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127. Presentation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

According to communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following other States have their instruments of ratification, approval or approval. Accession instruments to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (BGBl. III n ° 201/1997, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III No 155/2001):

States:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification, approval or approval. Certificate of Accession:

Belarus

10 November 2005

Bosnia and Herzegovina

14. December 2009

Germany

8 August 2002

France (excluding French Polynesia)

15 June 2001

Ireland

25 July 2002

Malta

20 October 2010

Montenegro

9 July 2009

Serbia

18. December 2007

On the occasion of the deposit of its approval certificate, France made the following statement:

The Government of the French Republic declares that it agrees with the declarations of the European Commission, both in the signing of this Convention and in the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Community, and stresses the need to: in particular, that:

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In its relations with the Member States of the European Union, France will apply the Convention in accordance with the internal rules of the Union, including those laid down in the Euratom Treaty;

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If the public in the Party of origin is supplied with information by public distribution of the documentation on the environmental impact assessment, the notification of the party concerned by the Party of origin must be at the latest by the distribution of documentation shall be carried out;

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According to the Convention, it is the responsibility of the respective contracting party to ensure, within its territory, the public distribution of the documentation on the environmental impact assessment, to inform the public and to collect their opinions, except where other bilateral agreements are applicable.

It stipulates that all projects for which an application for authorisation or authorisation is required and which has already entered into force with the competent authority when the Convention entered into force in France has been submitted, not the be subject to conventions. Finally, it is clear that the word 'national' is understood in Article 2 (8) of the Convention as referring to national laws, national regulations, national administrative provisions and generally accepted national legal practices. should be.

According to a further note by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Denmark 1 On 12 December 2001, the Convention of 14 March 1997 also applies to the Faroe Islands and Greenland, as well as to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

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