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ESIA Greece (in English)

After almost four years of intensive pipeline route selection and refinement in Greece, TAP has submitted its comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to the Ministry of Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

The objective of the ESIA is to assess and optimise the potential environmental, cultural heritage and socio-economic impacts of the proposed pipeline, and to guide the implementation of mitigating measures to avoid or minimise adverse and enhance positive impacts. It includes a detailed description of the proposed pipeline route in Greece, permanent and temporary infrastructure created during the construction phase, such as access roads and construction camps, and the operational facilities that will be in place, when construction is completed.

The ESIA has been carried out jointly by Greek and international experts in accordance with the Greek law and in compliance with the international best-standard practice as laid down by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). These standards have been unilaterally adopted by TAP with a view to optimise the potential impact of the project.

Submission of the final ESIA report is the culmination of a collaborative process with the Greek authorities that has previously seen the submission, starting from 2010, of the Scoping Report and Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) for the Western TAP Section in Greece, and the Scoping Report for the Eastern TAP Section in Greece. In July 2013 the Ministry for Energy, Environment and Climate Change concluded TAP's ESIA completeness review and authorized to start the official public disclosure process. Following ESIA approval, the Greek authorities will issue the Environmental Terms Approval Decision, necessary for TAP to commence the construction activities.

Rikard Scoufias, TAP’s Country Manager in Greece, said: “I am very pleased with the submission. It constitutes the culmination of years of intense work by national Greek and international experts, in close cooperation with relevant authorities as well as the communities along TAP’s route in Greece. In particular,  the  hundreds of meetings that TAP has conducted with local communities and experts along the route to listen to their observations are a testament to TAP’s commitment to an open and transparent dialogue, which now will continue during intensive ESIA disclosure process to share our findings and thoughts on how to optimise TAPs presence along the pipeline corridor. These communities’ views and comments will be incorporated in the development of the pipeline project. Overall, this disclosure process will entail meetings both on the regional and national level, as well as over 100 meetings at the local communities’ level.”

The ESIA public disclosure meetings was conducted by a combined team of TAP contractors (E.ON New Build and Technology), local sub-contractors (Asprofos, Exergia) and TAP representatives. The meetings with local communities took place between 16 September and 18 October 2013. A public announcement with the meetings' date and location has been published in national and local media.

Also, the full ESIA report in hard copy has been on public display in all affected municipalities along the pipeline route, while a hard copy of the Non-Technical Summary of ESIA has been on public display in the community centres in all affected communities. Sealed boxes and comment forms were made available next to the ESIA documents for public to provide feedback.

 

ESIA Greece Coverpage and Disclaimer [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Table of Contents [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Document guide [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 0 - Non technical summary [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 1 - Introduction [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 2 - Project Justification [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 1 - Supplementary Project Development Information [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 1.1 - Route Alternatives Appraisal Indicators [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 1.2 - Overview Map of TAP Alternatives [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 3 - Legislative and Policy Framework [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 2 - Greek National Legislative Framework [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 4 - Project Description [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3 - Project Description Figures and Maps [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.1 - Overview Map of TAP [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.2 - Route Map of the TAP Project in Greece [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.3. - Route Map of the TAP Project Detail [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.3 - East - Route Map of TAP Project Detail [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.3 - West - Route Map of TAP Project Detail [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.4 - Technical Drawings, Construction Activities [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.5 - Technical Drawings- Layouts and Flow Diagrams [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 3.6 - Technical Drawings- Work Strip, Construction Methods [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 5 - ESIA Approach and Methodology [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 5 - ESIA Approach and Methodology Assessment Criteria [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 6 - Environmental, Socioeconomic and Cultural Heritage Baseline [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4 - Baseline Maps [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.1 - Habitats and Protected Areas [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.1 - East - Habitats and Protected Areas [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.1 - West - Habitats and Protected Areas [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.2 - Landscape [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.2 - East - Landscape [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.2 - West - Landscape [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.3 - Soil and Water [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.3 - East - Soil and Water [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.3 - West - Soil and Water [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.4 - Administrative Structures [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.4 - East - Administrative Structures [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.4 - West - Administrative Structures [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.5 - Health Services [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.5 - East - Health Services [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.5 - West - Health Services [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.6 - Land Use and Socioeconomic Environment [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.6 - East - Land Use and Socioeconomic Environment [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.6 - West - Land Use and Socioeconomic Environment [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.7 - Cultural Heritage [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.7 - East - Cultural Heritage [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.7 - West - Cultural Heritage [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.8 - Geology [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.8 - East - Geology [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 4.8 - West - Geology [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6 - Baseline Supporting Studies [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.1.0 - Baseline Bibliography [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.2.0 - Baseline Collection Difficulties and Limitations [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.3.0 - Supporting Materials Socioeconomic Baseline [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.4.0 - Supporting Materials Cultural Heritage Baseline [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.0 - Supporting Materials Biological Baseline [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.1 - Flora and Vegetation Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.1 – East - Flora and Vegetation Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.1 – West - Flora and Vegetation Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.2 - Bear Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.2 - West - Bear Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.3 - Wolf Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.3 - East - Wolf Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.3 - West - Wolf Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.4 - European Souslik Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.4 - East - European Souslik Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.4 - West - European Souslik Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.5 - Avifauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.5 - East - Avifauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.6 - West - Herpetofauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.6 - Herpetofauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.6 - East - Herpetofauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.6 - West - Herpetofauna Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.7 - Hydrobiology Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.7 - East - Hydrobiology Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.7 - West - Hydrobiology Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.8 - Diatoms Laboratory Results [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.8 - East - Diatoms Laboratory Results [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.8 - West - Diatoms Laboratory Results [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.9 - Golden Jackal Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.5.9 - East - Golden Jackal Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.0 - Supporting Materials Physical Baseline [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.1 - Geology Baseline Report [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.2 - Groundwater Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.3 - Soils Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.4 - Landscape Baseline Study [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.5 - Ambient Air Quality [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 6.6.6 - Ambient Noise survey [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Noise Baseline Measurements for GCS00 – Alternative Location A and B [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Noise Baseline Measurements for GCS01 – Alternative Location D [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 7 - Stakeholder Engagement [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 7 - Stakeholder Engagement Data [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 8 - Assessment of Impacts and Mitigation Measures [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8 - Impact Assessment Data [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.1 - Air Dispersion Modeling [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.2 - Noise Control Study GCS00 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.3 - Noise Control Study GCS01 - Alternative Location D [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.4 - Soil and Subsoil [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.5 - Solid Waste and Waste water study of the compressor stations [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.6 - Appropriate Assessment Screening Process [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.7 - Appropriate Assessment for GR1110009 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.8 - Appropriate Assessment for GR1130006 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.9 - Appropriate Assessment for GR1130009 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.10 - Appropriate Assessment for GR1150001 and GR1150010 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.11 - Appropriate Assessment for GR 1220002 and GR 1220010 [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 8.12 - HRIA Summary and Main Findings [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 9 - Environmental, Social and Cultural Heritage Management and Monitoring [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Section 10 - Conclusions [PDF]

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ESIA Greece Annex 9 - Official Correspondence with Authorities [PDF]

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