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Participation in the planning approval process for grid expansion projects, submission of comments on electricity grid expansion projects, registration for events

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Are you interested in electricity grid expansion projects? Then you can obtain information and participate directly in various ways.

The planning approval procedure involves the public and the authorities concerned in deciding on the specific design of the expansion measures for a specific area. Among other things, the specific route of the pipeline and the specific technical design are determined.

The greatest possible transparency is required in the planning approval process. You can get involved as a representative of public interests and associations, but also as a member of the public.

You have three opportunities to formally participate in the planning approval process:

  • The first important opportunity is the public application conference. This is held by the Federal Network Agency after it has received the application for planning approval. The project sponsors prepare the application beforehand. At the conference, the Federal Network Agency collects information on the regional circumstances. Anyone who also has alternatives to the proposed route can present these at the application conference. The Federal Network Agency also accepts information on environmental and spatial compatibility. From this, it forms a homework booklet for the project developers, the so-called investigation framework.
  • The next opportunity for participation is an official and public consultation. This takes place after the project developer has completed its investigations. The Federal Network Agency publishes information on the interpretation
    • on its website
    • and in the local daily newspapers.
  • You can submit comments as an affected private individual, but also as a public authority. Public interest bodies are, for example, municipal authorities.
  • Once the Federal Network Agency has received and reviewed all comments, it organizes a hearing. This is the third and final opportunity to participate in the planning approval process. At this meeting, it discusses the comments submitted in good time with the project developer, the public interest bodies and those who submitted them. In contrast to the application conference, you can only participate in this meeting if you have submitted a statement.
  • The result of the planning approval is the final decision on the project, taking into account and weighing up all
    • public interests (nature conservation, landscape protection, municipal planning, cultural monuments and so on)
    • and private interests (property, health).

If the Federal Network Agency is of the opinion that the planned project fulfills all legal requirements after thorough examination and consideration of all affected interests, it issues the planning approval decision.


Process flow
  • As a first step, the Federal Network Agency holds a public application conference. It invites associations and public interest groups to attend. However, participation is generally open to all interested parties. After the application conference, the Federal Network Agency defines the scope of the investigation.
  • The consultation procedure then begins with the presentation and publication of the documents. Here, public bodies, private individuals and environmental associations whose interests are affected by the project have the opportunity to comment. You can preferably use the online form to submit your comments to the Federal Network Agency.
  • A hearing will then be held with the parties entitled to participate.
Requirements

Comments can be submitted by all private individuals, associations or public bodies whose interests are affected.

Which documents are required?

Projects for the construction and operation of transnational or cross-border power lines designated as transnational or cross-border must first undergo federal sectoral planning and then planning approval.

No documents are required to submit comments. However, it can be helpful if you enclose relevant maps or other documents. This makes it easier for the Federal Network Agency to understand your comments.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Deadline for citizens and associations to submit comments: 1 month
  • Deadline for public bodies: generally 8 weeks
Processing duration

No information can be provided on the average processing time.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Administrative court action against the approval decision for the respective expansion measure (Federal Administrative Court)
Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

- Online procedure possible: yes

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance required: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Professionally released on

26.07.2021

Teaser

Are you interested in electricity grid expansion projects? Then you can obtain information and participate directly in various ways.

Process flow

  • As a first step, the Federal Network Agency holds a public application conference. It invites associations and public interest groups to attend. However, participation is generally open to all interested parties. After the application conference, the Federal Network Agency defines the scope of the investigation.
  • The consultation procedure then begins with the presentation and publication of the documents. Here, public bodies, private individuals and environmental associations whose interests are affected by the project have the opportunity to comment. You can preferably use the online form to submit your comments to the Federal Network Agency.
  • A hearing will then be held with the parties entitled to participate.

Requirements

Comments can be submitted by all private individuals, associations or public bodies whose interests are affected.

Which documents are required?

Projects for the construction and operation of transnational or cross-border power lines designated as transnational or cross-border must first undergo federal sectoral planning and then planning approval.

No documents are required to submit comments. However, it can be helpful if you enclose relevant maps or other documents. This makes it easier for the Federal Network Agency to understand your comments.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Deadline for citizens and associations to submit comments: 1 month
  • Deadline for public bodies: generally 8 weeks

Processing duration

No information can be provided on the average processing time.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Administrative court action against the approval decision for the respective expansion measure (Federal Administrative Court)

Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

- Online procedure possible: yes

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Professionally released on

26.07.2021

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