2009/0172(NLE)

Nuclear safety: financial assistance to decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria, 'Kozloduy Programme'

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2009/0172(NLE) Nuclear safety: financial assistance to decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria, 'Kozloduy Programme'
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion BUDG TRÜPEL Helga (Verts/ALE)
Opinion ENVI
Lead ITRE HARMS Rebecca (Verts/ALE) URUTCHEV Vladimir (EPP), KALFIN Ivailo (S&D), VĂLEAN Adina-Ioana (ALDE), SZYMAŃSKI Konrad (ECR), RANSDORF Miloslav (GUE/NGL), TZAVELA Niki (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: ITRE/7/01478
Legal Basis Euratom Treaty A 203
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  • 2011/07/13 Follow-up document
    • COM(2011)0432 summary
    • SEC(2011)0914
    • DG Mobility and Transport, KALLAS Siim
  • 2010/07/22 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2010/07/13 Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
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    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/05/20 Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • 2010/05/19 Debate in Parliament
  • 2010/05/05 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/04/28 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/03/04 Deadline Amendments
  • 2010/02/04 Committee draft report
  • 2009/12/02 Additional information
  • 2009/11/24 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/11/23 EP officialisation
  • 2009/10/27 Legislative proposal
    • COM(2009)0581 summary
    • SEC(2009)1431
    • DG Mobility and Transport, KALLAS Siim

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
93 2009/0172(NLE) Nuclear safety: financial assistance to decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria, 'Kozloduy Programme'
2010/01/03 ENVI 26 amendments...
source: PE-439.326
2010/02/04 ITRE, ITRE 7 amendments...
source: PE-438.485
2010/02/16 ENVI 16 amendments...
source: PE-439.141
2010/03/10 BUDG 4 amendments...
source: PE-439.828
2010/03/22 BUDG 3 amendments...
source: PE-439.953
2010/08/03 ITRE 37 amendments...
source: PE-439.416

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    • The Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, amended the EU's two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (EC Treaty). The latter was renamed the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

      These changes had various consequences for many ongoing procedures. First of all, the articles of the TEU and of the old EC Treaty that constitute the legal basis of all the proposals founded on those Treaties were renumbered in accordance with the table of equivalences mentioned in Article 5 of the Lisbon Treaty.

      In addition, some proposals underwent a change to their legal basis going beyond a mere change to their numbering, and this resulted in changes to the type of procedure.

      The Lisbon Treaty also introduced new concepts of decision-making procedure. The old "codecision procedure" was extended to new areas and renamed the "ordinary legislative procedure". A new "consent procedure" replaced the old "assent procedure". New interinstitutional procedures were also set up for the adoption of certain non-legislative acts, for example the conclusion of some international agreements.

      The ongoing proposals concerned by these changes were formally modified by the Commission in a Communication published on 2 December 2009 (COM(2009)0665).

      ·        In the case of the proposal for a Council Regulation on Community financial assistance with respect to the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria "Kozloduy Programme", the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty had the following impacts:

      ·        the proposal, which had previously fallen under the old consultation procedure (CNS), was classified as an interinstitutional non-legislative procedure (NLE).

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    • The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Rebecca HARMS (Greens/EFA, DE)) and made some amendments to the proposal for a Council regulation on Community financial assistance with respect to the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria - 'Kozloduy Programme'.

      Financial margin remaining to finance the decommissioning of the Bulgarian Power Plant: in this draft resolution, Members consider that the proposal is compatible with the ceiling for subheading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2007-2013 but that the margin remaining in subheading 1a for 2011-2013 is very limited and stresses that the funding of new activities must not jeopardise existing programmes and initiatives under subheading 1a. The committee reiterates its call, therefore, for the presentation of a multiannual strategy for the Kozloduy decommissioning programme, as well as for other political priorities under subheading 1a, in the context of the mid-term review of the current MFF, accompanied by concrete proposals to adjust and revise it before the end of the first semester of 2010 by using all mechanisms available under the Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (IIA of 17 May 2006), particularly those in points 21 to 23.

      The main amendments are as follows:

      Funding: new recitals note that provision should be made for a sum of EUR 300 million from the general budget of the EU to fund the decommissioning of the Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant over the period from 2010 to 2013. Of this sum, EUR 180 million should be used to support the decommissioning programme and the remaining EUR 120 million to fund both energy efficiency and savings measures. In view of the Commission Ex Ante Evaluation of 27 October 20091, EUR 180 million of the funds is intended to assist the following projects: (1) project management, technical assistance for the support of the implementation of the decommissioning programme; (2) the provision of salaries for experts (operation, maintenance, technical support, project management) at the Kozloduy site, working for the decommissioning of Units 1-4; (3) contribution to the construction of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility, crucial for the implementation of the decommissioning programme, in particular for the storage of low and intermediate level waste in the first 10 years of implementation; (4) site infrastructure and treatment of dismantled waste (including additional allocation for projects already in the tendering process). The improvement of site may only comprise measures relating to the decommissioning of Units 1-4.

      Purpose: the text now states that the Community contribution to the Kozloduy Programme shall be granted for the primary purpose of providing financial support for measures connected with the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant. It shall also be directed at measures for environmental upgrading in line with the acquis and for modernising production capacity to replace the production capacity of the four reactors at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant and other measures which stem from the decision to close and decommission those units and which contribute to the necessary restructuring, upgrading of the environment and modernisation and strengthening of the energy production, transmission and distribution sectors in Bulgaria as well as to enhancing security and a higher standard of supply, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in Bulgaria, while encouraging energy-saving measures and promoting renewable energies. Financial support can also be provided in order to mitigate the socio-economic transition in the affected communities, for example through developing new sustainable jobs and industries.

      Review: the amount of the appropriations allocated to the Kozloduy Programme shall be reviewed in the course of the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 to take account of the progress made with the implementation of the programme, and to take account of the long-term impacts on, and consequences for, the environment, economy and security of supply as a result of the early closure of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, and to ensure that the programming and allocation of the resources are based on actual payment needs and absorption capacity.

      Audit: Members clarify that the funding of audits and any other assessments falls outside the scope of the budget for decommissioning assistance. They state that the audits shall also cover the stage reached in the issuing of permits for decommissioning.

      Rights of access: Members specify that the European Parliament as well as the Court of Auditors shall enjoy the same rights, especially of access, as the Commission.

      Ex-post evaluation: the Commission shall carry out a mid-term evaluation and an ex-post evaluation, and report on them both to the European Parliament.

      Compliance assessment: a new clause states that the Commission shall perform a compliance assessment, in line with the internationally accepted standards of, at least, the EBRD accounting, audit, internal control and procurement procedures, before the signing of the contribution agreement. Members note that further to the Financial Regulation and Implementing Rules, the Commission is entitled to implement its budget by joint management with international organisations if these organisations apply standards which offer guarantees equivalent to internationally accepted standards, in, at least, their accounting, audit, internal control and procurement procedures.

      Study on the disposal of all radioactive substances in Bulgaria: in the recitals, Members call for a study to be carried out by the Bulgarian Government relating to the safe final disposal of all radioactive substances involved in the decommissioning. As more progress is needed in Bulgaria with regard to the final disposal of irradiated fuel elements and highly radioactive waste, and as the final disposal of all radioactive substances resulting from the closure of Kozloduy nuclear plant is a highly important process which needs to be carefully planned, Members consider that the Union should assist the Bulgarian Government in the process of identifying the final disposal solutions.

      Members call for the activities related to the decommissioning of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant to be carried out in line with the fundamental objective of protecting workers and the general public from the harmful effects of ionising radiation and in respect of the obligations laid down in international conventions that already provide for the necessary requirements in national, international, or trans-boundary contexts, such as the Aarhus Convention.

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    • PURPOSE: to lay down detailed rules for the implementation of Community's financial contribution of EUR 300 to address the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (Euratom) No 647/2010 of the Council on financial assistance of the Union with respect to the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria (Kozloduy Programme).

      BACKGROUND: during the accession negotiations in 2005, Bulgaria agreed to the closure of Units 1 and 2 and Units 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant by 31 December 2002 and 31 December 2006, respectively and to the subsequent decommissioning of those units. The EU expressed its willingness to continue to provide financial assistance up to 2009 as an extension of the pre-accession aid planned under the Phare programme in support of Bulgaria's decommissioning efforts. The Union recognises the effort made and the good progress achieved by Bulgaria in the decommissioning preparation stage of the Kozloduy Programme utilising the Union funds put in place until 2009, and the need for further financial support beyond 2009 in order to continue the progress with the actual dismantling operations.

      CONTENT: this Regulation establishes a programme (the 'Kozloduy Programme') laying down detailed rules for the implementation of the Union's financial contribution to address the further process of the decommissioning of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria and the consequences of their early closure, with regard to the environment, the economy and the security of supply in the region.

      Purpose of Community contribution : the Union contribution to the Kozloduy programme shall be granted for the purpose of providing financial support for:

      • measures connected with the decommissioning of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant,
      • measures for environmental upgrading in line with the acquis and for modernising conventional production capacity to replace the production capacity of the four reactors at the Plant, and
      • other measures which stem from the decision to close and decommission the Plant and which contribute to the necessary restructuring, upgrading of the environment and modernisation of the energy production, transmission and distribution sectors in Bulgaria as well as to enhancing security of supply and energy efficiency in Bulgaria.

      Financial contribution: the financial reference amount for the implementation of the Kozloduy Programme for the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 shall be EUR 300 million. The amount of the appropriations allocated to the Kozloduy Programme may be reviewed in the course of the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 to take account of the progress made with the implementation of the Programme and to ensure that the programming and allocation of the resources are based on actual payment needs and absorption capacity. Financial assistance for measures under the Kozloduy Programme shall be made available as a Union contribution to the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund, managed by the EBRD, in line with the Financial Regulation.

      The contribution for certain measures may amount to up to 100 % of the total expenditure. However, every effort shall be made to continue the co-financing practice established under the pre- accession assistance and the assistance given over the period 2007-2009 for Bulgaria's decommissioning effort as well as to attract co-financing from other sources, as appropriate.

      Commission audit: the Commission may cause an audit of the use made of the assistance to be carried out, either directly by its own staff or by any other qualified outside body of its choice.  Such audits may be carried out throughout the duration of the agreement between the Union and the EBRD on making Union funds available to the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund and for a period of 5 years from the date of payment of the balance. Where appropriate, the audit findings may lead to recovery decisions by the Commission. Commission staff and outside personnel authorised by the Commission shall have appropriate right of access needed in order to conduct such audits.

      Evaluation: the Commission shall ensure the implementation of the Regulation and shall report at regular intervals to the European Parliament and the Council.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE : 11 August 2010.

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