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Umweltanwalt von Kärnten v. Kärntner Landesregierung

Country/Territory
Austria, European Union
Type of court
International court
Date
Dec 10, 2009
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
European Court of Justice
Seat of court
Luxembourg
Judge
Bonichot, J.C.
Timmermans, C.W.A.
Schiemann, K.
Klūris, P.
Bay Larsen, L.
Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, D.
Language
German
Subject
Energy, Environment gen.
Keyword
Transboundary effects Environmental planning EIA Protected area Policy/planning Energy conservation/energy production
Abstract
Articles 2(1) and 4(1) of Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended by Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003, are to be interpreted as meaning that the competent authorities of a Member State must make a project referred to in point 20 of Annex I to the Directive, such as the construction of overhead electrical power lines with a voltage of 220 kV or more and a length of more than 15 km, subject to the environmental impact assessment procedure even where the project is transboundary in nature and less than 15 km of it is situated on the territory of that Member State.

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Cites

Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1985 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX