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EIA/IC/CI/5 United Kingdom

 
Party (State) of origin Affected Party (State)
United Kingdom  Germany
Activity (project)
Construction of a new Nuclear Power Plant at Hinkley Point C
 
DECISIONS  
Decision IS/1h
on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with ts obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant 
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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SUMMARY 
At its twenty-eighth session (10-12 September 2013), the Committee began its consideration of the information provided by a German Member of the Parliament and the Irish NGO Friends of the Irish Environment, on 12 March and 27 March 2013, respectively, regarding the planned construction of NPP Hinkley Point C by the United Kingdom ( EIA/IC/INFO/12). It asked the Chair to invite the Government of the United Kingdom to clarify certain issues regarding the carrying out of transboundary procedures; and also the Governments of Germany and Ireland to address some questions in that regard.The Committee further considered the information received at its twenty-ninth session (10-12 December 2013) and thirtieth session (25-27 February 2014).

At that session having considered the information gathered, from the Governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, the Committee decided to begin a Committee initiative further to paragraph 6 of the Committee's structure and functions. In line with paragraph 9 of the Committee's structure and functions, the Committee decided to invite the United Kingdom to its thirty-third session (17-19 March 2015) to participate in the discussion and to present information and opinions on the matter under consideration. The Committee adopted its findings and recommendations on its thirty-fifth session (15-17 March 2016) and requested the secretariat to transmit them for consideration by the MOP at its seventh session (June 2017).

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 reports on its forty-second session (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/4, paras. 42-45) and findings and recommendations as contained in the document ECE/MP.EIA/2019/14.
 
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  28th session, 10 - 12 September 2013      
12 March 2013 Information provided by a German parliamentarian regarding a proposed activity in UK. Information form (submitted on 22.03.13), e-mail message and supporting information.
Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IV
Additional information (10.07.2013)
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27 March 2013 Information provided by Friends of Irish Environment. Information form including supporting information and e-mail message ENG
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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4 Report of the twenty-eighth session of the Implementation Committee ENG Corr.1 FRE RUS
  29th session, 10 - 12 December 2013      
14 October 2013 Letters to the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Ireland ENG
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28 October 2013 Letter from Austria including notification from the UK to Austria on 8.10.12 ENG
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31 October 2013 Letter from Germany ENG    
22 November 2013 Letter from Ireland  ENG    
25 November 2013 Letter from the UK, including supporting documentation (annexes 1 to 25)

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9 December 2013 Additional information from the German MP ENG    
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/6 Report of the twenty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee

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  30th session, 25 - 27 February 2014       
17 December 2013 Letters to the UK, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain

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14 January 2014 Letter from the UK, including the decision of the High Court of 20 December 2013 ENG and annex    
23 January 2014 Letter from the Netherlands  ENG    
28 January 2014 Letter from Belgium  ENG    
5 February 2014 Letter from Norway ENG    
13 February 2014 Letter from Spain ENG    
27 February 2014 Letter from France ENG    
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/2 Report of the thirtieth session of the Implementation Committee

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  31st session, 2 - 4 September 2014      
14 March 2014 Letter to the United Kingdom ENG    
19 June 2014 Letter from the United Kingdom, including annex (letter to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee regarding C/91 on Hinckley Point C)

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20 August 2014 Letter from the United Kingdom, including annex (judgement of the Court of Appeals)

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1 September 2014 Information from An Taisce  ENG    
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4 Report of the thirty-first session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  32nd session, 9 - 11 December 2014      
22 September 2014 Letter to the United Kingdom ENG    
21 November 2014  Letter from the United Kingdom

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Annex

   
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6 Report of the thirty-second session of the Implementation Committee ENG

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  33rd session, 17 - 19 March 2015      
24 December 2014 Letter to the United Kingdom ENG    
7 January 2015 Additional information from the United Kingdom 

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annex

   
  Additional information from the United Kingdom
Oral statement for the hearing (18.3.15)

Letter of the EU Commission to a complaint by the German MEP (31.5.2013)
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17 March 2015 Information from the Friends of the Irish Environment received (relating to correspondence between the UK and Ireland) ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/2 Report of the thirty-third session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  34th session, 8 - 10 December 2015      
11 May 2015 Additional information from the United Kingdom 

Copies of papers recording contact between the UK and Irish Governments on the question of transboundary impacts of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, 2011 - 2012
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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4 Report of the thirty-fourth session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  35th session, 15 - 17 March 2016      
13 January 2016  Letter to the United Kingdom, including draft findings and recommendations

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11 March 2016 Letter from the United Kingdom, including comments to the draft findings and recommendations ENG    
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2 Report of the thirty-fifth session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  38th session, 20 - 22 February 2017      
13 February 2017 Letter from the UK - follow up by UK on the draft findings and recommendations to the MOP

Annex 1. Letter from UK to the PArties of the Espoo Convention as a follow up on Committee's findings and recommendations 
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1 March 2017 Letter to the UK after IC 38 ENG    
  Report of the thirty-eight session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  Ad-hoc, Minsk 12 June 2017      
28 March 2017 Letter from the UK to IC ENG    
03 April 2017 Letter from the IC to UK, including the additional recommendations ENG    
26 April 2017 Letter from the UK to IC 

Annex I Report on the UK discussions with other Espoo Convention States in respect of transboundary impact from the activity at Hinkley Point C

Annex II Responses on the usefulness of notification from the potentially affected parties:

From the Netherlands 
From Norway
From Ireland
From Estonia
From Austria
From Canada
From Denmark
From France
From Germany

 
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26 May 2017 Letter from the IC to the UK ENG    
  Report of the Ad hoc session of the Implementation Committee ENG N/A N/A
  39th session, 5 - 7 September 2017      
02 August 2017 Letter from the UK to IC: comments to the additional recommendations and the UK opinion regarding para 5 of draft decision VII/2

Annexes. Letters from the UK to those states that have requested further dialogue with the UK regarding the HPC dated 28.07.2017

Template letter from the UK
Letter from the UK Germany (DE)
Letter from the UK to Denmark (DK)
Letter from the UK to Ireland (IE)
Letter from the UK to Luxembourg (LX)
Letter from the UK to Norway (NO)
Letter from the UK to the Netherlands (NL)
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26 September 2017 Letter from the IC Chair to the UK ENG    
  Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  40th session, 5 - 7 December 2017      
08 November 2017 Letter from the UK

Annex
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08 November 2017 Letter from Environmental Pillar (Ireland) - information have been updated upon request of Environmental Pillar (Ireland)

Cover letter
Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IVa
Annex IVb
Annex V
Annex VI

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22 December 2017 Letter from the Committee Chair to the UK ENG    
  Report of the fortieth session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  41st session, 13 - 16 March 2018      
04 January 2018 Letter from the UK ENG    
07 February 2018 Letter from the UK ENG    
12 February 2018 Letter from Ireland ENG    
28 March 2018 Letter to the UK ENG    
  Letters to the potentially affected parties after IC 41:

Letter to Austria
Letter to Denmark
Letter to Germany
Letter to Ireland
Letter to Luxembourg
Letter to the Netherlands
Letter to Norway
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  Report of the forty-first session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
  42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018      
11 April 2018 Letter from the UK ENG    
24 April 2018 Letter from Austria 

Annex I
Annex II
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27 April 2018 Letter from Norway ENG    
30 April 2018 Letter from Ireland ENG    
07 May 2018 Letter from Germany  ENG    
01 June 2018 Letter from Denmark ENG    
11 June 2018 Letter to Ireland  ENG    
29 June 2018 Letter from Ireland  ENG    
02 July 2018 Letter from Environmental Pillar (with five annexes): information have been updated upon request of Environmental Pillar

Annex I
Annex II
Annex III
Annex IV
Annex V
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29 August 2018 Letter from the UK

Annex
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21 September 2018 Letter to the UK
 
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  Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation Committee ENG FRE RUS
17 October 2018 Letter from the UK with comments to the IC findings and recommendations  ENG    
  Findings and recommendations by the Implementation Committee on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant - official document ENG FRE RUS