Environmental impact assessment
For a large number of projects that are expected to have significant environmental impacts, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required as part of the authorisation process. These include, for example, motorways, federal highways, railways, waterways, dikes, sewage treatment plants, landfills, high-voltage lines, industrial zones or facilities or intensive livestock farming.
In this procedure, the effects on humans, animals and plants, water, soil, noise, air, climate, cultural and material assets as well as the interactions are examined, described and evaluated. The results of the environmental impact assessment must be taken into account in the decisions of the authorities.
The public must be involved in the EIA.
The EIA is a dependent part of the relevant administrative procedure that serves to decide on the project in question ("piggyback procedure").
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the body responsible for the respective approval of the project.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
What else should I know?
Which types of projects are subject to the requirement of an environmental impact assessment are regulated in Annex 1 to the EIA Act and NUVPG.
Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
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