Strategic Environmental Assessment Procedure of the DP

The process for obtaining approval from the Ministry for Economic Development (MED) requires the acquisition of a reasoned opinion, on completion of the SEA procedure, expressed by the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of the Territory and the Sea together with the Ministry for Heritage and Culture.

On 6 June 2012 the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of the Territory and the Sea (MEPTS) transmitted to the Ministry for Economic Development (MED) the relevant reasoned opinion on the 2011 DP, requesting activation of discussions to assess the results of the said opinion. Following this discussion, the MED approved the 2011 PD on 2 October 2012 and published its Declaration of Synthesis, which indicates how the observations of the reasoned opinion will be acknowledged.

With regard to the 2012 DP, the related SEA procedure was launched on 31 January 2012 with the publication of the Preliminary Report. On 17 July 2012 the MEPTS transmitted an opinion on the 2012 Preliminary Report. On 21 December 2012 Terna published its Environmental report on the 2012 DP, whose consultation phase for the purposes of the SEA procedure will conclude on 19 February 2013.