The strategic environmental assessment – European and Romanian legislation

Ioan OROIAN, Marian PROOROCU, Alexandru TODEA

Abstract


Once full member of the EC, România must aligne to the international legislation in the field of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) by transposing the main normatives in the field at national level. Within European context, the most important juridic acts concerning the SEA are: SEA Directive and SEA Protocole of the Convention concerning the impact on the environment in transfrontalier contex, adopted at the extraordinaire meeting of the signatory parts of the Convention from Espoo (Mai 21st, 2003) at the Ministerial Conference ”One Environment in Eureope” from Kiev, Ukraine. The SEA Directive aimes the identification and assessment of the plans and/or programmes effects upon environment, during assessment and before P/P adopting. This defines the plans assessment at formal level, too. Apart from the Directive, the Protocole stipulates the public participation in framing and domain definition phases, not only of eassessment, as Directive. At politic level, the Protocole creates the space for SEA putting into practice, but the text of the protocole stipulations represents recommendations not obligations. The Romanian legislation was aligned to the European mainly by adopting HG 1076/2004, and other normatives: OM 117/2006 for approuving of the HG 1076/2006 manual of implementation; OM 480/2006 concerning the building and functioning of the special Committee at central level involved in the stage of framing the EMPP and OM 985/2006 procedures for approving the orientative list of plans and programmes, which are under the incidence of 1076/2004.

Keywords


environmental assessment; SEA Directive; SEA Protocol; government decision

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