|Party (State) of origin||Affected Party (State)|
|Construction of a nuclear power station in Metsamor, Armenia|
Compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of a nuclear power plant in Metsamor
adopted at the intermediary sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA (5-7 February 2019)
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
|SUMMARY OF THE CASE|
|At its twenty-first session (20 June 2011), the Implementation Committee took note of the submission by Azerbaijan (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/4, para.12).
The Committee considered the matter at its twenty-second (5-7 September 2011, ECE./MP.EIA/IC/2011/6, para. 16-21), twenty-third (5-7 December 2011, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/8, paras. 12-15), twenty-fourth (20-23 March 2012, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/2, paras. 11-13) and twenty-fifth sessions (11-13 September 2012, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4, paras. 7 and 8).
Before finalizing its findings and recommendations the Implementation Committee sent its draft to the Parties concerned and invited them to submit their comments or representations according to para. 9 of the Structure and Functions of the Implementation Committee and Procedures for Review of Compliance (appendix to Decicion III/2). Both Parties sent their comments and representatios to the Committee on due time.
At its twenty-sixth session (26-28 November 2012) the Committee finalized its findings and recommendations taking into account representations and comments received from the two Parties concerned (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/6, paras. 11-15 and Annex I).
At its sixth session (Geneva, 2-5 June 2014), the Meeting of the Parties requested the Committee to follow up and, as appropriate, monitor the steps in the transboundary EIA procedure in relation to the planned construction of the Metsamor NPP (decision VI/2, paras. 45–46). At its thirty-second session (Geneva, 9-11 December 2014), the Committee took note of the information from Armenia that the Government, through decision 511-A of 19 May 2014, had approved its new energy programme, which among other projects, envisaged that the construction of the new block of the NPP would only start in 2018. Armenia also informed the Committee that that the decision for the planned construction of the NPP was no longer valid, the activities based on that decision were suspended and that there was no transboundary EIA procedure relating to that project. Thus the Committee decided that there was no longer a ground to follow up on the decision VI/2, paras. 45–46. It decided to recommend to the Meeting of the Parties to close the case and to encourage Armenia to ensure that any projects carried out in accordance with energy-related programmes, including nuclear activities, be in compliance with the Convention.
The Committee also observed that the Programme of the Government of 19 May 2014 seemed to set the framework for future activities in the energy field. Therefore, as Armenia was a Party to the Protocol on SEA, the Committee initiated an information-gathering procedure on Protocol matters (SEA/IC/INFO/2) to establish whether the Government programme in question should have been a subject to an SEA.
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.
|21st session, 20 June 2011|
|5 May 2011||Information submitted by Azerbaijan||ENG|
|2 August 2011||Reply by Armenia||ENG|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/4||Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-first session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|22nd session, 5 - 7 September 2011|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/6||Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-second session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|23rd session, 5 - 7 December 2011|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/8||Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-third session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|24th session, 20 - 23 March 2012|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/2||Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fourth session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|25th session, 11 - 13 September 2012|
|25 April 2012||Letter from the Chair of the Committee to Azerbaijan||ENG|
|25 April 2012||Letter from the Chair of the Committee to Armenia||ENG|
|15 August 2012||Comments and representations by Azerbaijan||ENG|
|14 August 2012||Comments and representations by Armenia||ENG|
|Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session
Corrigendum to the Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session (only for the English version)
|26th session, 26 - 28 November 2012|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/6||Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-sixth session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 6th session, 2-5 June 2014, Geneva|
|decision VI/2 on review of compliance||Report of the Meeting of the Parties on its sixth session||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|FOLLOW UP TO DECISION VI/2|
|1 August 2014||Letter from the Minister of Nature Protection to the UNECE Executive Secretary regarding the follow-up to decision VI/2 in relation to S/4 (Metsamor NPP)||ENG|
|20 August 2014||Letter from the UNECE Executive Secretary||ENG|
|21 September 2014||Letter to Armenia on CI/1 and S/3||ENG|
|19 November 2014||Letter from Armenia on CI/1 and S/3||ENG|
|24 December 2014||Letter to Armenia on CI/1 and S/3||ENG|
|Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 7th session, 13-16 June 2017, Minsk|
|Report of the activities of the Implementation Committee to the Meeting of the Parties on its seventh session (paras 27-29)||ENG||FRA||RUS|
|ECE/MP.EIA/2017/8, paras 45-47||Draft decision on the review of compliance with the Convention||ENG|
|ECE/MP.EIA/23 - ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7, para 27||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||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|39th session, 5 - 7 September 2017|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/4, para 31||Report of the thirty-ninth session of the Implementation Committee||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|41st session, 13 - 16 March 2018|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/2, para 14||Report of the forty-first session of the Implementation Committee||ENG||FRE||RUS|
|42nd session, 11 - 14 September 2018|
|ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/4, paras 11-13||Report of the forty-second session of the Implementation Committee||ENG||FRE||RUS|