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    Reference: SG/E/2020/09
    Received Date: 08 June 2020
    Subject: Corridor X (E-75) Motorway
    Complainant: Confidential
    Allegations: Negative environmental impact of the project
    Type: E - Environmental and social impacts of financed projects
    Recommendations: no
    Admissibility*
    Assessment*
    Investigation*
    Dispute Resolution*
    Consultation*
    Closed*
    18/06/2020
    3/08/2020
    25/08/2020
    26/08/2020

    * Admissibility date reflects the date the case was officially registered. All other dates pertain to the date in which a stage was completed.

    Case Description

    Complaint

    The complainant concerned alleged exceedance of noise standards around a residence in the village of Prevalac, Municipality of Vranje, Serbia, caused by noise from E-75 motorway that passes through the village. The complainant requested that the noise levels are brought in line with the relevant standards or, if not possible, that the Serbian competent authorities expropriate its residence.

    EIB-CM Action

    As part of its inquiry, the EIB-CM reviewed the complaint; maintained regular contact with the complainant; requested and obtained clarifications from the services and, therefore, the promoter; analysed the relevant standards and the collected information.

    Conclusion

    The EIB-CM concluded that the EIB has fulfilled its role as required. As soon as it received the complaint, the EIB operational services contacted the promoter. The services maintained contact with the promoter until they collected all the relevant information.

    The EIB-CM concluded that the reviewed evidence showed that the recorded noise levels around the residence of the complainant are in line with the relevant noise standards. The recorded noise levels are below the set national noise limit values and do not exceed high noise levels, as set in the 7th Environmental Action Programme nor the WHO’s maximum recommended road traffic noise exposure. Also, the reviewed evidence showed that the noise barriers of sufficient quality are in place.