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ACCC/C/2017/153 Spain

Case status: Closed at CC79.
Topics: Access to environmental information; Public participation.
Articles alleged: 4; 6.
Articles considered by the Committee:
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance:
Summary: The communication was submitted to the Compliance Committee by the NGOs Asociación Autonómica e Ambiental Petón do Lobo and Asociación Amigos y Amigas de los Bosques “O Ouriel do Anllóns” on 24 July 2017. The communication alleged non-compliance with articles 4 and 6 of the Convention in relation to certain mining concessions in Galicia.

Documents Status Date received or 
posted by the secretariat


Annex 1

Annex 2

Annex 3

Annex 4

Annex 5

From the communicant 24.07.2017
Questions to the communicant from the Chair and Vice-Chair From the secretariat 01.02.2018

Reply to questions

Annex 1 SPA

Annex 2 SPA

Annex 3 SPA

Annex 4 SPA

Annex 5 SPA

Annex 6 SPA

Annex 7 SPA

Annex 8 SPA

From the communicant 12.02.2018
Statement on admissibility From the communicant 12.03.2018
Statement on admissibility From the Party concerned 12.03.2018

Statement following the session on preliminary admissibility at the Committee's 60th meeting

Annex 1 SPA

Annex 2 SPA

Annex 3 SPA

Annex 4 SPA

From the communicant 13.03.2018
Letters to the Party concerned and the communicant enclosing Committee's determination of preliminary admissibility and forwarding the communication for the Party concerned's response From the secretariat 22.03.2018
Covering email enclosing response to the communication ENG SPA From the Party concerned 23.08.2018
Annexes to the response to the communication:
Act 19/2013 on transparency, access to public information, and good governance
Act 27/2006 regulating rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5
Annex 6
Annex 7
Annex 8
Annex 9
Annex 10
Annex 11
Annex 12
From the Party concerned 28.08.2018
Letter requesting communicants to comment on Party concerned's submissions on admissibility From the secretariat 16.11.2018
Reply to the Committee´s letter requesting comments on the Party concerned´s submissions on admissibility
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5
From the communicant 13.12.2018
Request for extension to comment on communicant's reply of 13.12.2018 From the Party concerned 21.12.2018
Chair's consent to extension of deadline to comment on communicant's reply of 13.12.2018 From the secretariat 03.01.2019
Comments on the communicant’s reply of 13.12.2018
Annex 1: Letter from the Directorate-General of 24 August 2018
Annex 2: Technical Report of 21 January 2019
Annex 3: Notification to CTG of 18 December 2018
Annex 4: DGEM Letter to court of 2 April 2018
Annex 5: Reply to Ombudsman of 29 October 2018
Annex 6: Text of Instruction 62018
Annex 7: Report of Chief of Service of Energy and Mines of 24 January 2019
Annex 8: Reports regarding need for EIA
Annex 9: Inspection Report
Annex 10: 2018 Technical Report
From the Party concerned 25.01.2019
Annex 1: 2017 Black Flags Report ENG SPA
Annex 2: 2018 Black Flags Report ENG SPA
From observer (Ecologistas en Accion) 05.02.2019 (dated 05.01.2019)
Comments From observer (Ms. Senra Rodriguez) 05.02.2019
Annex 1: Agreement opposing discharge authorization ENG SPA
Annex 2: Motion for debate concerning San Finx ENG SPA
Annex 3: Questions to Parliament concerning San Finx ENG SPA
From observer (Ms. Miranda) 07.02.2019
Comments From observer (SGHN) 07.02.2019
Statement ENG SPA From observer (PDRA) 11.04.2019 (dated 10.04.2019)
Comments From observer members of the European Parliament 07.10.2019
Letters inviting Party concerned and communicants to hearing at the Committee’s 78th meeting From the secretariat 26.01.2023
Reply to secretariat's letter of 26.01.2023  From the Party concerned 27.02.2023 (dated 24.02.2023)
Email From observer, Ecologistas en Acción 27.02.2023
Letter From observer, SGHN 28.02.2023
Email enclosing statement
Annex: Technical report ENG SPA
From observers, PDRA and FGN 28.02.2023
Reply to secretariat’s letter of 26.01.2023 From the communicants 02.03.2023
Email enclosing statement From observer, Ms. Miranda (Member of European Parliament) 03.03.2023
Email regarding postponement of hearing From the secretariat 09.03.2023
Reply to secretariat's email dated 09.03.2023 From the Party concerned 21.03.2023
Letter notifying parties of Committee’s closure of the case  From the secretariat 18.09.2023