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Summary: A Draft ‘SEA Resource Manual for Local and Regional Authorities has been prepared by the West Regional Authority (WRA) in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Manual provides a step by step guide to the SEA and plan-making process with a view to promoting integration between the key stages of both processes.
The preparation of the Draft ‘SEA Resource Manual for Local and Regional Authorities’ prepared by the West Regional Authority (WRA) in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reflects the need for guidance for plan makers on the integration of SEA and the plan-making process as identified in the 2012 SEA Effectiveness Review which is one of the priority Actions in the SEA Action Plan 2012-2016.
The Manual also addresses integration of Appropriate Assessment and Flood Risk Assessment with SEA and Plan making, though the focus is primarily on the integration of SEA. While the Manual is targeted at those preparing landuse plans, Parts I and II are applicable to other sectors which must conduct SEA.
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