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SIMWESTMED - Case Study #4 Strait of Sicily – Malta Part II – Regulating Maritime Uses (R24)

Borg, M.

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  "description": "<p>Component: C 1.3 Support for Member States&#39; implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning<br>\nSub\u2010component: C 1.3.6. Establish Case Studies on Approaches to MSP Implementation<br>\nDeliverable: Gulf of Lion Case Study</p>\n\n<p>Directive 2014/89/EU does not define how MSP plans are to be implemented. With an MSP plan setting a strategic framework for marine waters up to 25nm already in place in Malta, and in the absence of more detailed subsidiary plans, its implementation is primarily through regulation of project proposals for development at sea. Malta&rsquo;s governance structure for MSP is in its early stages and affecting MSP beyond the 12nm is a challenge.</p>\n\n<p>A desk study looked at the consent process carried out by Malta for the development of the Malta-Ragusa power cable and compared it with the procedures covered by the Regulations on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure related to Projects of Common Interest (PCIs).</p>\n\n<p>The main findings indicate:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>Lacunae in administrative procedures particularly related to skills capacity in evaluating potential impacts of projects on existing and potential maritime uses;</li>\n\t<li>In the absence of MSP plans, the identification of transboundary issues may merit more attention than solely through the EIA process;</li>\n\t<li>More detailed policy guidance is necessary to facilitate decision making on project proposals;</li>\n\t<li>The Manual of Procedure as required by the PCI regulations may be a useful template to consider for improving transboundary co-operation on MSP for both plan formulation and decision making on transboundary projects.</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>This part of the Case Study confirmed that clarity in MSP governance is essential for the implementation in both national and transboundary contexts.</p>", 
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      "affiliation": "Planning Authority (PA), Malta", 
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      "name": "Borg, M."
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  "datePublished": "2019-04-25", 
  "keywords": [
    "Maritime Spatial Planning", 
    "Western Mediterranean", 
    "Strait of Sicily", 
    "Case study", 
    "Strategic Plan for Environment and Development", 
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  "name": "SIMWESTMED - Case Study #4 Strait of Sicily \u2013 Malta Part II \u2013 Regulating Maritime Uses (R24)"
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