The BMW Regional Assembly as Managing Authority for the BMW Regional Operational Programme presented a paper at the Operational Programme Monitoring Committee on May 3rd setting out proposed changes to the Operational Programme financial plan and OP performance indicators following the independent mid-term evaluation of the OP conducted by the Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit which was published in December 2010.
The proposed changes to the financial plan and the amendments to the performance indicators do not represent a significant departure from the goals originally set for the OP. The overall strategic focus of the OP remains unchanged and the overall objective of the OP remains:
“To facilitate innovation, ensure sustainable development, improve accessibility and develop the urban fabric within the region, in order to enhance overall productivity and competitiveness”
The changes proposed will ensure that the Operational Programme will meet its expenditure forecasts consistent with the annual financial profile approved following a previous amendment in 2009.
The purpose of this screening report is to consider whether the changed financial plan and amended performance indicators will give rise to additional significant environmental effects that were not identified and assessed in the application of the SEA procedure applied to the BMW OP, which was approved in October 2007.
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