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1 Formats envisaged in the Common Provisions Regulation for major projects 11 th meeting of the Expert Group on Delegated and Implementing Acts for the ESI Funds 25 June 2013

2 S ECOND DRAFT OF APPLICATION FORM - M AIN CHANGES G ENERAL : - THE ORDER OF SECTIONS CHANGED AS DISCUSSED AT 1 ST MEETING A.THE BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MAJOR PROJECT, AND ITS CAPACITY Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Re-consider section of capacity of the body responsible, avoid duplications with other parts of the application form (AF) PL, EE, RO, CRO, EL, HUCapacity of the body responsible is specifically mentioned in CPR Re-drafted for better clarity and to ensure no duplication of information requested; more guidance to be provided in application form guidelines

3 B.A DESCRIPTION OF THE INVESTMENT AND ITS LOCATION Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Avoid duplication or requesting unnecessary information General remark 2 questions instead of 5 on project identification See above Categorisation table: clarified and simplified More guidance on what information to provide in project description EL, HU Re-drafted instruction for project description More clarity on how to present information on projects in phases CZ, CRO Clarifications provided, additional questions included to cover for different scenarios Move demand analysis to section on feasibility studies EE, BG, CRO, CZ Agreed; demand analysis now in section D – feasibility studies Add justification of project scope and size in the demand analysis PLAgreed; added in D2 (demand analysis)

4 C.TOTAL COST AND TOTAL ELIGIBLE COST Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Clarifications needed for project budget (headings and explanation points) EE, PT, CRO, HUClarifications provided, 10% limit on land purchase added to explanation points, new column added with % of total eligible costs for all budget items, explanation box added for providing additional information; info re: exchange rate and reference moved to section C

5 D.FEASIBILITY STUDIES CARRIED OUT, INCLUDING OPTION ANALYSIS, AND THE RESULTS Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Avoid duplication or unnecessary information requested General Feasibility studies information limited to institutional, technical, environmental and risks NOTE: Instruction to be revised to be in line with information requested in sub-sections Clarify information required for feasibility studies, demand analysis and option analysis PL, EEClarifications provided in section D

6 E.A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS, INCLUDING A FINANCIAL AND AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, AND A RISK ASSESSMENT Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Avoid duplication or unnecessary information requested General Instruction for financial and economic analysis clarified and aligned; questions duplicating information requested are deleted Imprecise definitions of financial indicators PL Agreed; definitions provided in E.1.3., footnotes Erase text box concerning financial profitability PL Aligned to Implementing Act on CBA methodology Re-introduce information on jobs created during implementation phase ELAgreed; info maintained in E.2.4

7 F.AN ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Remove/clarify the condition 'Projects in construction phase and without development consent at the time of their submission to the European Commission are not admissible by the Commission' What if more than one development consent is required? PL, PT, EE, LV, CZ Clarification: development consent is needed only if the project is in construction, where building permit is required (requirement of the legislation) If the project is not in construction and there is no development consent the project can be admissible The question concerns 'at least one works contract' Add in section F the information referred to in Article 4.4 of the Directive on how the determination made by the competent authorities is made available to the public PLAgreed; question added in F (d) Re-structure F.5. Additional environmental integration measures to cover both measures resulting from EIA and any additional measures PL Agreed (now two sub-questions in section F.5.) In F.4.1. 'Is the project likely to have significant negative effects on sites included or intended to be included in the NATURA 2000 network' add… GeneralQuestion added 'did the competent authority request the performance of an Appropriate Assessment for the project in F.4.1.

8 F.AN ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT CLIMATE CHANGE Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Clearer instruction/guidance needed for filling in climate change section PL, ELAgreed; additional guidance provided in section F

9 G.STATE AID Issue raised MS which raised the issue Change in the AF No reference to SGEI decision PLAgreed; reference provided table in section G

10 H.THE FINANCING PLAN Issue raisedMS which raised the issueChange in the AF Clarify reference to flat rates PL New wording 'Net revenue flat rate as specified in the delegated act establishing flat rates for sectors or subsectors' in H.1.1. (relevant method) Clarify reference to state aid PL Clarified; the practice of adjusting the co-financing rate according to state aid rules will need to continue In 'decreased co-financing rate method' add words 'of the priority axis' LT Agreed; added in H.1.1. (relevant method) Time line in the annual financing plan of Union contribution should be extended until 2023 EE, LV, LT, EL Title changed to annual plan of total eligible expenditure to be declared to the Commission until 2023 Remove result indicatorsPL, EE, RO, BGAgreed; table re-structured, result indicators are removed

11 Format for Notification - Changes for Application Form made also in Notification (where same information is required) - Minor wording suggestions taken on board

12 I MPLEMENTING ACT ON THE GUIDANCE FOR THE METHODOLOGY FOR THE COST - BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF MAJOR PROJECTS 11 th meeting of the Expert Group on Delegated and Implementing Acts for the ESI Funds 25 June 2013

13 O BJECTIVE OF THE IMPLEMENTING ACT - Implementing Act to present a set of working rules to ensure consistency and rigour in preparing CBAs and in their assessment to set out a methodology for the calculation on discounted net revenue (in accordance with Article 54 CPR) - Practical guide to CBA (update of 2008 guide) to provide project promoters with practice-oriented methodological guidance for the preparation of CBA

14 M AIN ELEMENTS 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES Objectives of CBA Methodological principles Elements of CBA 2 STAGES OF CBA 1) Presentation of the socio-economic context and definition of objectives; 2) Identification of the project; 3) Results of feasibility studies with demand and option analysis; 4) Financial analysis; 5) Economic analysis; 6) Risk assessment.

15 STAGES OF CBA 2.1 Presentation of the socio-economic context and definition of objectives, identification of the project, feasibility of the project with demand and option analysis 2.2 Financial analysis - Discounted cash flow methodology (5% FDR in real terms) - Other principles: incremental method, reference periods by sector, residual value - Data required: Investment costs, Re-investment costs, Replacement costs, Operating costs, Revenues (plus polluter-pays principle, full-cost recovery, affordability), Source of funding - Results of the financial analysis: evaluation of financial profitability, determination of the contribution from the Funds, financial sustainability - Financial analysis in Public Private Partnership

16 STAGES OF CBA – cont'ed 2.3 Economic analysis - Key steps of economic analysis: conversion of market to shadow prices, fiscal corrections, corrections for externalities, discounting of the estimated costs and benefits (social discount rate of 5,5% and 3,5%) - Calculation of the economic performance indicators (ENPV, ERR and B/C) - The minimum economic benefits by sector to be considered - Climate change considerations - Application of cost-effectiveness analysis 2.4 Risk assessment - Sensitivity analysis - Qualitative risk analysis including measures for risk mitigation - Additional: probability distributions and quantitative risk analysis - The minimum risks to be taken into account

17 Main changes to CBA methodology Implementing Act on CBA methodology Working Document No. 4Reason for change Reference periods provided for all main sectors Reference periods missing for some sectors such as research and innovation, broadband Complete sectoral coverage Typical economic benefits per sector to be considered as a minimum No minimum Ensure consistency and rigour in the economic analysis Cost-effectiveness analysis as an option for certain projects No such option Simplification for certain types of projects, mainly those driven by compliance with EU legislation, where benefits are very difficult to measure Compulsory steps of risk assessment: sensitivity analysis and qualitative risk analysis and non-compulsory steps such as probability distributions and quantitative risk analysis All steps compulsory, less focus on qualitative risk analysis Simplification to focus on qualitative analysis and risk prevention Typical risks per sector to be considered as a minimum No minimumEnsure consistency and rigour in the risk assessment and enhance its value in the process


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