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EIA in accordance with Turkish Legislation

Approximately 700 km of the pipeline will lie within Turkish waters and the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone in the Black Sea. An EIA will ensure this part is developed in line with Turkish environmental standards and legislation.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Turkey will take into account local environmental conditions, communities and overall pipeline safety in the development of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline to minimize the impact of the Project on the local environment and community.

The Turkish Sector of the Project is being developed in compliance with Turkish permitting and environmental requirements.

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The EIA and permitting process for the Turkish portion of the offshore pipeline is divided into two parts. South Stream Transport is conducting an EIA for the portion of the pipeline from the border of the Turkish and Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the Turkish coastline, with a length of approximately 275 km. For the remainder of the offshore route, the EIA was already approved in 2014 in the context of the South Stream Offshore Project.

Extensive surveys and assessments were conducted for the South Stream Offshore Pipeline project and these findings will be used the development of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline. Turkish stakeholders, including government experts, NGOs and fishing groups have already been consulted with as part of these assessments. Additional consultations will be undertaken as part of the EIA process for the new portion of the offshore route and landfall section to ensure that stakeholders in the Kiyikoy region will have the opportunity to comment on the Project.

EIA in Russia

The TurkStream pipeline will start on the Russia coast near Anapa, and run through the Black Sea for nearly 230 km in Russian waters.

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