Implementing Article 10 of the SEA Directive 2001/42/EC

IMPEL Project:

  • R. Barth
  • A. Fuder

According to Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes (SEA Directive) on the environment Member States are obliged to carry out an environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes, which are likely to have significant environmental effects. Art. 10 of the Directive foresees a Monitoring of significant environmental effects of the implementation of plans and programmes. In many Member States specific monitoring systems for evaluating the environmental effects of plans and programmes do not exist. Hence, IMPEL (The European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law) has initiated a project, which will provide an insight into the different monitoring methods established in Member States. The project aims at exchanging information about current monitoring practices in particular in the field of land-use and waste management plans in order to facilitate the implementation of the SEA-Directive. The project is managed by the Bavarian State Ministry for Regional Development and Environmental Affairs. Representatives of eight Member States and three Accession Countries are participating. The Öko-Institut e.V. supports the project as a scientific consultant.