Procedures

The following figure summarises the different steps, the differences and similarities in the EIA/SEA procedures.

 

Simplified procedure

Full procedure

EIA for permits (e.g. Environmental Act)

  • SEA
  • EIA for complex projects
  • government is initiator of the project
  • all projects which require an appropriate assessment on the basis of the Dutch Nature Conservation Act

Procedure step-by-step

Procedure step-by-step

proponent notifies competent authorities

proponent notifies competent authorities (EIA)

 

public announcement, start of procedure

optional: consultation designated authorities

  • consultation designated authorities
  • public consultation

optional: scoping advice NCEA

optional: scoping advice NCEA

  • write EIA report, including description of alternatives
  • present report to competent authority

write EIA report, including description of alternatives

competent authority publishes EIA report and concept decision

competent authority publishes SEA/EIA report and concept decision

public consultation EIA report

  • public consultation SEA/EIA report
  • consultation EIA report designated authorities

optional: review advice NCEA

review advice NCEA mandatory

competent authority publishes decision and justification

competent authority publishes decision and justification

evaluation

evaluation