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EIA – Preliminary Procedure

General Information

Before launching an approval procedure (EIA procedure or simplified procedure) the project applicant can launch an application to carry out a preliminary procedure.

This procedure takes place on a voluntary basis and serves to support the more detailed specification of the contents of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Apart from the preliminary procedure an investor service has been laid down by law by the Amendment to the Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsgesetz in 2009. This means that information available at the authority can be provided to the project applicant for the project preparation.

Requirements

See Description of the subject matter.

Deadline

There are no specific time limits.

Competent Authority

Procedure

There is no special procedure to be followed.

Documents Required

  • Presentation of the outline of the project
  • Concept for the Environmental Impact Statement

Expenses

The costs depend on the respective Ordinances of the Federal Provinces on levies and fees. Please ask the competent body in advance.

Legal Basis

Section 4 of the Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsgesetz 2000 (UVP-G 2000)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

last update: 29 January 2020

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