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The Evolution of Integrated Permitting and Inspections of Industrial Installations in the European Union

  • The report outlines the basic issues, research questions, approach and methods of the project, the progress made thus far, and the steps to be taken next. Using the approaches and methods of political science and comparative policy research, it consists in a comparative analysis of the implementation and enforcement of national permitting and inspection systems for large industrial installations including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and Major Accident Prevention (MAP). The study is being conducted on a broad selection of EU member states (D, DK, E, F, I, NL, S, UK) using five languages, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish in all the process of data collection and devising the research instruments. In the context of growing policy debate on international trends toward environmental integration, such as the EU Directive on IPPC the main objective of the project is to explore and analyse the existence and extent of an integrated approach in the national environmental laws and administrations of member states, the different problems involved in its achievement and practical implementation and enforcement, the factors of various types that account for the similarities and variation identified in the countries included, and the degree of adaptation of the national systems necessary to meet the requirements of implementation of European legislation. The report proceeds first by discussing the basic practical and theoretical issues involved in integrated pollution control and permitting. Then, after a comprehensive review of previous research and sources, some conceptual discussion and definitions are presented which, together with the research questions, form the basis of the proposed comparative analytical framework. These lead to the concrete empirical methods proposed in the fourth section. In the fifth section a comparative descriptive overview of the formal legal-administrative aspects of the countries in the study is presented. Finally a description of the steps taken so far and forthcoming steps is found in the last section. Country overviews based on preliminary interviews are attached as Annex I to this report. Annex II contains a list of institutions interviewed. Annex III presents the guidelines for the expert interviews to be conducted in the eight countries.

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Author:Eberhard Bohne, César Colino, Andrea E. Pandolfini
Subtitle (English):An Empirical Comparative Analyses of Existing and Emerging Integrated Permitting Procedures, Structures and Decisions in EU Member States, First Interim Report to the European Commission
Series (Serial Number):Speyerer Forschungsberichte (FÖV) (186)
Publisher:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Place of publication:Speyer
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:1998
Date of first Publication:1998/07/01
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2016/06/16
Out of Print?:Ja
Page Number:185
Documents ordered by chairs:Seniorprofessur für Verwaltungswissenschaft, Politik und Recht im Bereich von Umwelt und Energie (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bohne)
Documents ordered by discipline (DDC classification):300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Sonstige Schriften
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt