Permitting process requirements in Sweden

Before Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM can start the construction through Swedish economic zone – if the final pipeline routing passes through Swedish economic zone – it is necessary to prepare an environmental study in the same format as an environmental impact assessment.

The environmental study will be submitted together with the application for a construction permit.

Government Offices of Sweden

The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation acts as an institution coordinating and issuing permits in Sweden. As part of its coordination function, the Ministry indicates the offices taking part in agreeing the provisions of the construction permit under the Continental Shelf Act.

The Government of Sweden is the supreme authority with regard to scheduling of the permitting process.

Public hearing

Public consultations will be conducted at an early stage of the project. Based on the information and comments received during this early consultation, the necessary baseline studies will be performed, and the results will be evaluated.

Subsequently this will be part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Comments from consultations will be presented in the EIA along with remarks on how the comments are taken into consideration.

When the application for construction and operation of the Baltic Pipe is submitted, including the EIA document, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation announces the application, including the EIA.

The application and the EIA will be made available to the public, and the public will be given the opportunity to comment before the permits are granted.

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