With the partnership of DHV, the Netherlands, FCG POVVIK elaborated the Manual for Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programs in Bulgaria, officially approved by the Ministry of Environment and Water.
In recent years, FCG POVVIK developed the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the majority of the Operational Programs for program periods 2007-2013 and 2014-2020, serving as road maps for allocation of financing from the European funds supporting the development of Bulgaria. Our team also works on SEA of various strategic plans and programs on national and/or regional level. In cases of likely impact on protected areas from the National Ecological Network / NATURA 2000, we also elaborate Appropriate Assessments (AA) as part of the SEA Report.
As part of the SEA procedure, FCG POVVIK elaborates:
• Request for assessment of the necessity of SEA and AA (Screening)
• Terms of Reference for SEA report (Scoping) and scheme for conducting of consultations
• SEA and AA report
• Public awareness and consultations with stakeholders in the SEA process and organisation and holding of public hearings, if necessary
• Presentation of EIA/ESIA to Environmental Expert Council for taking of decision on the report by the competent authority (Ministry of Environment and Water or Regional Inspectorate on Environment and Water)
Some of our recent projects:
SEA and AA of Flood Risk Management Plans for East-Aegean Basin Directorate
SEA and AA of Flood Risk Management Plans for Danube Basin Directorate
SEA and AA of Flood Risk Management Plans for Black Basin Directorate
Environmental Assessment of the Marine Strategy of Bulgaria
Notification for overall (for the period 2017 – 2012) and annual working plan for the first year for the contract of oil and gas exploration in SIlistar 1-14 block, situated in the continental shelf and EEZ of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Black Sea
You may also visit Section “Projects” for more references