Project name: Environmental Impact Assessment to obtain approval of environmental acceptability: D8, section junction TTTS – node Stara Podstrana – node Krilo Jesenice – node Dugi Rat – Cetina Bridge
Client: Hrvatske ceste Ltd.
Period: 07/2015 – 07/2019
Funding: State Budget
The project includes the construction of a new road of about 17.15 km long with four nodes (node TTTS, node Stara Podstrana, node Krilo Jesenice and node Dugi Rat) with connecting roads of a total length of about 7 km which connect road with the existing road network. After the completion of the works, the newly constructed road will be categorized as the DC8 state road, and the existing DC8 will be categorized as the lower category.
Environmental Impact Assessment is an integral segment of project documentation for location permit for that project. Environmental Impact Assessment provides information on the current state of the environment, potential significant impacts on the environment, proposal of environmental protection measures and environmental monitoring program.
Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment of the D8, section junction TTTS – node Stara Podstrana – node Krilo Jesenice – node Dugi Rat – Cetina Bridge included:
(1) information on the location and description of the location of the project (Data on current state of the environment: climatological aspects, climate changes, air quality, aspects of geology and hydrology, the state of water bodies, forest systems and forestry, soils and agricultural land, land use, game and hunting, natural and semi-natural ecosystems, visual quality of the landscape, cultural and historical heritage, waste, noise, greenhouse gas emissions as well as preparation of cartographic maps)
(2) the assessment of the impacts on the environmental components during the development and/or use of the project
(3) environmental protection measures and monitoring program
(4) Appropriate Assessment (Nature Impact Assessment on Natura 2000) – analysis of impact and mitigation measures for Natura 2000 conservation objectives (Special Protected Areas, Sites of Community Interests) and the proposed mitigation measures
(5) public consultation
(6) Environmental Impact Assessment procedure which includes amendments to the Study according to the opinion of the Expert Advisory Committee, public consultation, and meetings with all participants in the process.