Authorisation processIn the context of the Sa.Co.I.3 project, in compliance with Regulation (EU) 347/2013 applicable to “projects of common interest” including the one in question, a phase for informing the public is required (see article 9 of said European Regulation.
Therefore, in compliance with the provisions of the Regulation a project has been outlined for participation and consultation of the public with the aim of providing exhaustive information about the project.
Following this public-consultation phase, Terna will send the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) and the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM) requests for authorisation of the SA.CO.I.3 project together with a report on the outcome of the consultation.
Upon receipt of this documentation, the Ministry of Economic Development will launch the pre-assessment phase, verifying that the documentation sent is complete, and will call a Preliminary Service Conference. Following its successful completion, this will allow the Ministry to announce the launch of the process to the competent Bodies and Authorities for issue of relative opinions.
Terna, will then launch the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure with MATTM and the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities (MiBAC). It will also publish a Public Notice for the EIA Procedure in newspapers and on official noticeboards, regarding participation in the administrative procedure and the application of power line easements and declaration of public interest.
Furthermore, Terna will request opinions, consents and approvals from the competent Bodies and Administrative Authorities, including Municipalities, Architectural, Environmental and Archaeological Superintendencies (environmental and archaeological restrictions), the Ministry of Health (MH) (electromagnetic fields); other requested opinions regarding Implication Assessments, Hydrological restrictions, hydrological risk, etc.; finally, other affected Bodies will be involved (ENEL Distribuzione, RFI, ANAS, SNAM RETE GAS, etc.).
Upon completion of the procedural phase of the EIA, with the issue of an environmental compatibility decree from the competent Ministries, MISE will call a Service Conference, in which all subjects involved in the works are invited to express their opinion, including bodies managing infrastructure which may be involved in relation to that under authorisation. Once the service conference is successfully completed and with the formal Agreement of the Regions of Sardinia and Tuscany, the competent Ministries will proceed to issue Terna with the authorisation for project construction and operation.
Below is a flow chart of activities included in the authorisation procedure