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TAP’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process in Italy

In September 2014, the Italian Minister of Environment signed the Decree of environmental compatibility of the project submitted by TAP for the Italian section of the pipeline.

Throughout the ESIA process, as part of the project’s commitment to the highest international standards, TAP has continued to consult extensively with local people and authorities, incorporating their considerations into the project where possible, and responding promptly to requests for further information.

This has included:

  • A full revision of the ESIA and significant modifications to the original project plan to reflect the results of TAP’s thorough consultations.
  • The timely provision of additional documentation addressing the concerns of local people and authorities.

The Ministerial Decree of environmental compatibility requires TAP to fulfill 65 conditions (so-called Verifications of Compliance). TAP is committed to ensuring compliance with all these prescriptions, according to the provisions of the Environment Impact assessment (EIA) Decree.

TAP therefore prepared and submitted the relevant documentation to the competent authorities. The assessment and release of the Verifications of Compliance is ongoing.

Documents related to TAP’s Verification of Compliance are available on the websites of the Italian Ministry of Environment (mainly in Italian) and of the Puglia Region (in Italian only). 

 

 

Reference documentation

ESIA Italy - Additional documents (in Italian)

On 17 April 2014, well ahead of schedule, TAP submitted additional documents for integration into the ESIA application to the Ministry of Environment and of Cultural Heritage in Italy and to all the relevant authorities involved in the authorisation procedure.

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ESIA Italy (in English)

TAP submitted its updated Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea on 10th of September 2013. The latest stage in a process, started in March 2012, will now see the final documentation go to consultation with all relevant national, regional and local authorities.

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ESIA Italy (in Italian)

TAP submitted its updated Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea on 10th of September 2013. The latest stage in a process, started in March 2012, will now see the final documentation go to consultation with all relevant national, regional and local authorities.

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