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EIA/IC/S/1 Ukraine

 
Party (State) of origin Affected Party (State)
Ukraine Romania
Activity (project)
Danube-Black Sea Deep-Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian Sector of the Danube Delta (the ‘Bystroe Canal Project’).
 
DECISIONS  
Decision IS/1f 
on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Danube Black Sea Deep Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube Delta (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/7)
adopted at the intermediary sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA, Geneva, 5-7 February 2019
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Decision VI/2
adopted by the Sixth session of the of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA, Geneva, 2-5 June 2014
ENG
Decision V/4
adopted at the Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Geneva, 20-23 June 2011
ENG
Decision IV/2 
adopted at the Fourth session of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Bucharest, 19-21 May 2008
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SUMMARY OF THE CASE
 

Initial submission on 26 May 2004 (Romania, Ukraine) (EIA/IC/S/1). Follow-up submission on 23 January 2007 (Romania, Ukraine). Submission by Romania having concerns about Ukraine’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention with respect to the Danube-Black Sea Deep-Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian Sector of the Danube Delta (the ‘Bystroe Canal Project’).

On 19 August 2004 Romania requested the establishment of an inquiry commission under Article 3, paragraph 7, of the Convention, with respect to the same project. At its sixth meeting (3-5 November 2004), the Implementation Committee noted that, because of paragraph 15 of its structure and functions (described in the appendix to decision III/2, ECE/MP.EIA/6), it was not in a position to consider this submission (MP.EIA/WG.1/2005/3, para. 14).

The inquiry commission completed its work on 10 July 2006 and handed over its opinion on the environmental impact of the Bystroe Canal Project to the Ambassadors of Romania and Ukraine and to the Executive Secretary of the UNECE (the inquiry commission's report). At its eleventh meeting (13-14 February 2007), the Implementation Committee agreed that a second submission by Romania (dated 23 January 2007) superseded Romania’s first submission, which was considered closed (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/4, para. 23).
 
  Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee and procedures for review of compliance
Annex to decision III/2 of the Meeting of the Parties
ENG FRE RUS
MP.EIA/ WG.1/2005/3 Report of the sixth meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
ECE/MP.EIA/ WG.1/2007/4 Report of the eleventh meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG  FRE RUS
  
 
Follow'up submission on 23 January 2007 (Romania, Ukraine) EIA/IC/S/1 bis 
 
Submission by Romania having concerns about Ukraine’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention, with respect to the Bystroe Canal Project and in the light of the opinion of the inquiry commission on the environmental impact of the project. At its eleventh meeting (13-14 February 2007), the Implementation Committee agreed to consider the submission at its twelfth meeting, to be held in Geneva on 26-28 June 2007 (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/4, para. 23).

 

The Committee considered the matter at its twelfth (26-28 June 2007), thirteenth (30 October - 1 November 2007) and fourteenth (15-17 January 2008) meetings. See the Findings further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (ECE/MP.EIA/2008/6) plus an addendum. For the outcomes of the Committee’s deliberations since the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties (Minsk, 13-16 June 2017), please see the Committee’s report on its forty-second session. 
 
ECE/MP.EIA/ WG.1/2007/4 Report of the eleventh meeting of the Implementation Committee ENG  FRE RUS
ECE/MP.EIA/2008/6 Findings and recommendations further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (EIA/IC/S/1) ENG  FRE RUS
  Addendum to findings and recommendations further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (EIA/IC/S/1/Rev.1) ENG  - RUS
 
Committee findings and recommendations were considered by the Meeting of the Parties, 4th session, Bucharest, 2008. See decision IV/2 in the report of the Meeting of the Parties.


 
 
ECE/MP.EIA/10 Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Parties ENG FRE RUS
  Follow-up to decision IV/2      
  15th session, 28 - 30 October 2008      
  Report submitted by the Government of Ukraine to the Implementation Committee on 6/8 October 2008 ENG    
  Annexes ENG    
  Letter to Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, from Mr Belka, Executive Secretary of UNECE, dated 30 October 2008 ENG    
  16th session, 10 - 12 March 2009      
  Assessment of Likely Transboundary Environmental Impacts of the Danube-Black Sea Navigation Route in the Ukrainian Part of the Danube Delta: Summary Report submitted by the Government of Ukraine, dated 30 December 2008      
  Contents and sections 1 (introduction), 2 (rationale for transboundary EIA process) and 3 (description of proposed activity) (pp.1-25) ENG    
  Section 4 (environmental components likely affected) (pp.26-53) ENG    
  Section 5 (potential impacts) (pp. 54-111) ENG    
  Sections 6 (mitigation), 7 (monitoring) and 8 (summary and findings), and annexes A-C (pp.112-176) ENG    
  Letter to Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, from Mr Kubis, Executive Secretary of UNECE, dated 20 March 2009 ENG    
  17th session, 14 - 18 September 2009      
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2009/5 Independent review of Ukraine’s legal, administrative and other measures to implement the provisions of the Convention ENG  FRE RUS
15 April 2009 Letter from Mr Nemyrya, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, to Mr Kubis, Executive Secretary of UNECE ENG    
31 August 2009 Report submitted by the Inter-ministerial council on the implementation of the Espoo Convention in Ukraine on the follow-up to decision IV/2 ENG    
11 September 2009 "Non-paper" regarding the Bystroe Canal Project, submitted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine in Geneva  ENG - RUS
1 September 2009 Information provided by Romania ENG    
  18th session, 23 - 25 February 2010      
31 December 2009 Strategy on the implementation of provisions of Espoo Convention, by Government of Ukraine, including explanatory notes ENG    
6 January 2010 Strategy on the implementation of provisions of Espoo Convention, by Government of Ukraine, as adopted on 6 January 2010 ENG    
12 March 2010 Letter from Chair of Committee to Ukraine regarding the strategy ENG    
  20th session, 11 - 13 January 2011      
30 December 2010 Report on the implementation of the Strategy on the Espoo Convention, from the Government of Ukraine ENG    
18 January 2011 Letter from Chair of the Committee to Ukraine regarding strategy ENG    
1 February 2011 Letter from Chair of the Committee to Ukraine with further questions regarding the strategy ENG    
  21st session, 20 June 2011      
28 February 2011 Reply from Ukraine to the Implementation Committee regarding the strategy ENG    
23 June 2011 Letter to Ukraine, addressed to the first Deputy Prime Minister seeking clarifications on the implications of changes in Ukrainian legislation to its capacity to comply with the Convention ENG    
23 June 2011 Letter to Ukraine, addressed to the focal point regarding revisions to its strategy to implement the Convention ENG    
19 July 2011 Reply from Ukraine to the Implementation Committee regarding its legislative changes ENG    
  Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 5th session, 20-23 June 2011, Geneva      
  Report by the Meeting of the Parties at is fifth session (decision V/4 on review of compliance) ENG FRE RUS
  FOLLOW UP TO DECISION V/4      
  22nd session, 5 - 7 September 2011      
7 September 2011 Letter to Ukraine ENG    
7 September 2011 Reply, with cover letter, from Ukraine, received 7 September 2011 (further information regarding the strategy) ENG    
29 December 2011  Progress report by Ukraine of 29 December 2011 to the Espoo Implementation Committee as requested by the Meeting of the Parties at its fifth session (decision V/4 para. 24) ENG    
6 January 2012 Replies to the Implementation Committee regarding the Strategy from Ukraine, as revised on 6 January 2012, with a cover letter ENG    
  26th session, 26 - 28 November 2012      
6 December 2012  Letter to Ukraine ENG    
31 December 2012  Progress report by Ukraine of 31 December 2012 to the Espoo Implementation Committee as requested by the Meeting of the Parties at its fifth session (decision V/4 para. 24)      
  Cover letter  ENG UKR  
  Report ENG UKR  
  28th session, 10 - 12 September 2013      
12 September 2013   Letter to Ukraine ENG    
  Progress report provided by Ukraine further to para 24 draft decision V/4      
  Cover letter ENG UKR  
  2013 Annual Report ENG UKR  
17 December 2013   Letter to Ukraine ENG    
14 February 2014 Clarification by Ukraine on 14 February 2014 to the Espoo Implementation Committee concerning its report submitted on 3 December 2013           
  Letter to Ukraine ENG UKR  
  Draft decision on compliance ENG FRE RUS
  Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 6th session, 2-5 June 2014, Geneva      
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/4−
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/4
Report of the activities of the Implementation Committee to the Meeting of the Parties on its seventh session (paras 10-16) ENG FRE RUS
  Report of the Meeting of the Parties on is sixth session (decision VI/2 on review of compliance) ENG FRE RUS
  31st session, 2 - 4 September 2014      
19 September 2014 Letter to Ukraine from the IC  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 31st session  ENG FRE RUS
  32nd session, 9 - 11 December 2014      
19 November 2014 Letter from Ukraine (expected by 21.11.2014)  ENG    
31 December 2014 Letter to Ukraine from the IC  ENG    
24 December 2014 Letter to Romania (sent 31.12.2014)  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 32nd session ENG FRE RUS
  33rd session, 17 - 19 March 2015      
3 March 2015 Letter from Ukraine 
Cover letter
ENG
ENG
   
16 March 2015 Letter from Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 33nd session ENG FRE RUS
  34th session, 8 - 10 December 2015      
04 December 2015 Letter from NGO EPL  ENG    
16 December 2015 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
16 December 2015 Letter to Romania  ENG    
29 January 2016 Letter to Ukraine from the secretariat (schedule for the hearing and questions from the Committee)  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 34th session ENG FRE RUS
  35th session, 15 - 17 March 2016      
  Information from Ukraine including answers to the Committee questions, as well as information about CI/4 (Rivne) 2 March 2016
Letter
Answers
Form
     
17 March 2016 Letter from Romania  ENG    
7 April 2016 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
7 April 2016 Letter to Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 35th session ENG FRE RUS
  36th session, 5 - 7 September 2016      
2 July 2016 Letter from Ukraine (the three annexes include text in English, Ukrainian or Romanian)  ENG    
22 July 2016 Letter from Romania  ENG    
19 September 2016 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
19 September 2016 Letter to Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 36th session ENG FRE RUS
  37th session, 12 - 14 December 2016      
4 November 2016 Letter from Ukraine (in Ukrainian with unofficial translation into English)  ENG    
16 November 2016 Letter from Romania   ENG    
22 November 2016 Letter from Ukraine 
Draft law on EIA
Draft LAW on SEA
ENG
ENG
ENG
   
07 December 2016 Letter from Ukrainian non-governmental organisation Environment, People, Law (EPL)       
20 December 2016 Letter to Ukraine ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 37th session ENG FRE RUS
  38th session      
10 February 2017 Additional information from Ukraine in relation to the implementation of measures to bring the Project in compliance with the Convention  ENG    
  Final update from Ukraine in relation to follow up by Ukraine on the decisions V/4 and VI/2 14 February 2017 ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 38th session ENG FRE RUS
  39th session, 20 - 22 February 2017      
19 September 2017 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
19 September 2017 Letter to Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 39th session ENG FRE RUS
  40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017      
1 November 2017 Letter from Romania   ENG    
22 November 2017 Letter from Ukraine  ENG    
20 December 2017 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
20 December 2017 Letter to Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 40th session ENG FRE RUS
  41st session, 13-16 March 2018      
12 February 2018  Letter from Ukraine  ENG    
19 February 2018  Letter from Ukraine with comments to the draft Road Map  ENG    
13 February 2018 Letter from Romania  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 41st session ENG FRE RUS
  42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018       
04 April 2018 Letter to Ukraine  ENG    
04 April 2018 Letter to Romania  ENG    
27 July 2018 Letter from Romania to the Chair of the Implementation Committee 
Points of view expressed by the Romanian authorities and scientific research institutes
ENG
ENG
   
30 July 2018 Letter from Ukraine to the Committee  ENG    
19 November 2018 Letter to Romania after IC 42  ENG    
19 November 2018 Letter to Ukraine after IC 42  ENG    
  Report of the Implementation Committee on its 42nd session ENG FRE RUS
  Progress report provided by Ukraine further to para 24 of draft decision V/4      
  2014 Annual Report ENG    
  2015 Annual Report ENG    
  2016 Annual Report ENG    
  2017 Annual Report ENG    
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/8 Draft decision on the review of compliance with the Convention (paras 13-28) ENG    
  Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 7th session, 13-16 June 2017, Minsk      
ECE/MP.EIA/23 - ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7 Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on its seventh session and of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on its third session (para 27) ENG FRE RUS
  39th session, 5 - 7 September 2017      
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/4 Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee (paras 15-20) ENG FRE RUS
  40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017      
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/6 Report of the fortieth session of the Implementation Committee (paras 19-26) ENG FRE RUS
  41st session, 13 - 16 March 2018      
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/2 Report of the forty-first session of the Implementation Committee (paras 30-39) ENG FRE RUS
  42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018      
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/4 Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation Committee (paras 19-26)  ENG