Written Question: Compatibility of the ‘Terminillo Stazione Montana 2’ project with EU legislation

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted: 29 March 2021

Question for written answer E-001730/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Rosa D’Amato (Verts/ALE)

Subject: Compatibility of the ‘Terminillo Stazione Montana 2’ project with EU legislation

The project known as TSM2 involves the construction of new ski lifts and ski runs on Monte Terminillo. The project includes ten new ski lifts, 37 km of ski runs, the felling of 17 hectares of ancient beech forest (with trees up to 400 years old) and the construction of 8.7 km of ditches in irreplaceable meadows.

The area covered by the project, which is part of the Natura 2000 network, includes the presence of golden eagles, wolves and bears, as well as special areas of conservation (SAC) IT6020009 ‘Bosco di Vallonina’ and IT6020007 ‘Monte Terminillo Group’.

The shortage of snow is supposed to be remedied by the construction of two water reservoirs for artificial snow (a total of 136 000 m³ of water to be diverted from groundwater and watercourses).

Environmental associations have identified a number of problems(1).

Can the Commission check:

  1. whether the plan/work programme described above should have been subject to strategic environmental assessment (SEA) under Directive 2001/42/EC;
  2. whether the plan to replace the chair-lift Fonte della Pietra–Campostella, part of the work programme, should have been subject to environmental impact assessment (EIA) under Directive 2014/52/EU; and
  3. whether there has been a misapplication of the procedures relating to compensatory measures under Article 6(4) of Directive 92/43/EEC?


(1) https://cailazio.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/OSSERVAZIONI_TSM2_12_03_2020_P.pdf
(2) This question is supported by Members other than the author: Piernicola Pedicini (Verts/ALE), Eleonora Evi (Verts/ALE)

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