Determination of Eligibility
In the cases indicated in the regulation, determination of eligibility is necessary in order to establish whether a plan is subject to the SEA procedures; to this end, the Preliminary Report must include a description of the plan and the information and data required for assessment of the significant environment impacts the implementation of the plan will have (art. 12 of Italian Legislative Decree 152/2006).
The Preliminary Report
For all cases, including those that do not fall within the scope of the SEA verification, this regulation also requires the applicant and/or the relevant investigating authority (the Ministry of Economic Development, in the case of the DP) to conduct a consultation at the preliminary plan drafting stages with the competent SEA authority (the Ministry of the Environment, in the case of the DP) and with the other competent entities, ito define the scope and level of detail of the information to be included in the Environmental Report (art. 13, par. 1 of Legislative Decree 152/2006). This consultation takes place “on the basis of a Preliminary Report on the potentially significant environmental impacts of the implementation of the plan”.
On 18/04/2018, pursuant to art. 13, paragraph 1 of Legislative Decree no. 152/2006, Terna sent the Preliminary Report on the 2018 DP (PR 2018), to the competent authority, the investigating authority and other competent environmental stakeholders (ES), to define the scope and level of detail of the information to be included in the Environmental Report.
On 19/01/2019, the Technical Commission of the Ministry of the Environment issued its opinion on PR 2018.
It is hereby noted that the SEA procedure of the 2016 and 2017 DPs is still in progress.