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Skipulagsstofnun, the Icelandic National Planning Agency

Skipulagsstofnun, the Icelandic National Planning Agency is a state authority, under the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, responsible for the administration and implementation of the Planning Act, the Envirornmental Impact Assessment Act (EIA) and the Strategic Environmental Assessment Act (SEA).

Among the main roles of the National Planning Agency is to give advice on planning issues, assist local authorities in preparing spatial plans and to review and approve spatial plans produced by local authorities. The National Planning Agency is also responsible for preparing the National Planning Strategy on behalf of the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources. The National Planning Agency oversees the implementation of the EIA and SEA Acts and provides guidelines in accordance with them. The Agency takes screening decisions based on the EIA Act as well approving EIA scoping documents and issuing an opinion on developers‘ final Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). In the EIA process it is the Agency‘s role to make developers‘ Initial Environmental Statements (IEIS) known to the public and to give the public an opportunity to comment and contribute information. In the SEA process the Agency participates in the scoping process and reviews Environmental Reports.

For further information, please contact:

Skipulagsstofnun, the National Planning Agency
Laugavegi 166, 105 Reykjavík
Tel: +354 595-4100, fax: +354 595-4165
e-mail: skipulagsstofnun@skipulagsstofnun.is

Opening hours 8 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday