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Transneft Primorsk Port notifies of public debates to discuss intended activities in relation to an object under environmental appraisal

On the basis of the document “On Approval of the Regulations on Environmental Impact Assessment of Intended Business and Other Activities in the Russian Federation” approved by the order No. 372 of the State Environmental Protection Committee (Goskomekologiya) of Russia dated 16 May 2000, and in accordance with the Federal Law No.174-FZ "On Environmental Appraisal" dated 23 November 1995, Transneft Primorsk Port, LLC announces public debate to discuss the intended activities in relation to the following object under environmental appraisal: "Establishment of fish hatchery infrastructure (a aquaculture plantation) in the water area of the Björkösund Strait of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea in the area of production facilities of Transneft Primorsk Port”.

Transneft Primorsk Port notifies about public debate on draft technical specifications for development of instruments to assess environmental impact of intended activities

A notice of public debate on draft technical specifications for development of instruments to assess environmental impact of intended activities

Draft technical specifications for development of instruments for assessing the environmental impact (hereinafter the TS for AEI) are now being worked out for the object of intended activities that envisages temporary accommodation of afish-breeding infrastructure (an aquaculture test area) in the waters of the Björkösund Strait, in the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea where production facilities of Transneft Primorsk Port are situated, in line with the environmental laws in force in the Russian Federation, the main provisions of which are reflected in the following documents (in their versions valid as of Q1 2018): the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Law No. 7-FZ “On Environmental Protection” dated 10.01.2002, Federal Law No. 174-FZ “On Environmental Appraisal” dated 23.11.1995,  Order No. 372 by the State Environmental Protection Committee (Goskomekologiya) of Russia, “On Approval of the Regulations on Environmental Impact Assessment of Intended Business and Other Activities in the Russian Federation,”  dated 16.05.2000.

The purpose of the intended activity is to create an aquaculture (fish-breeding) with preliminary placement of the relevant fish-breeding infrastructure in the waters of the Björkösund Strait, in the Gulf of Finland where production facilities of Transneft Primorsk Port are situated.

Geographic location: Leningrad Region, Vyborg District, the town of Primorsk.

The TS for AEI shall be available for review at the following address: Transneft Primorsk Port, the town of Primorsk, Vyborg District, Leningrad Region, tel.: 8(81378)78-778 or at the official website of Transneft Primorsk Port  https://primorsk.transneft.ru , “Media Centre” section, “News of the Company” subsection.

Any suggestions and comments for the development of the TS for AEI shall be accepted to ensure the public opinion is taken into account, within 30 days from the date of this publication.

Please send any suggestions and comments marked “Draft TS for AEI” to the following addresses:

1. Transneft Primorsk Port, 188910, the town of Primorsk, Vyborg District, Leningrad Region, tel.: 8(81378)78-778, fax 8(81378)78-720;

2. To emails: info@prm.transneft.rudavletjarovrr@prm.transneft.ru.

Customer: Transneft Primorsk Port. Address: 188910, the town of Primorsk, Vyborg District, Leningrad Region, tel. 8(81378)78-778, fax 8(81378)78-720.

Authority responsible for the arrangement of the public debate: administration of the Vyborg District municipal entity of Leningrad region.

Approximate environmental impact assessment timeline: Quarters I – II, 2018.