Highly Protected Marine Areas - policy framework and site selection guidelines: sustainability appraisal

Drafted by marine consultants ABPmer, the sustainability appraisal provides assessment of any cumulative impacts of the Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMA) policy and is based upon the draft policy framework and site selection guidelines.

Appendix A - Abbreviations

BRIA: Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

CCUS: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage

ER: Environmental Report

ESO: Electricity System Operator

EU: European Union

GDP: Gross Domestic Product

GVA: Gross Value Added

HM: His Majesty's

HMPA: Historic Protected Marine Area

HND: Holistic Network Design

HPMA: Highly Protected Marine Area

INTOG: Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation

IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature

JNCC: Joint Nature Conservation Council

MPA: Marine Protected Area

NCMPA: Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area

OABM: Other Area Based Measure

OTNR: Offshore Transmission Network Review

PMF: Priority Marine Feature

SA: Sustainability Appraisal

SAC: Special Area of Conservation

SEA: Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEIA: Socio-economic Impact Assessment

SPA: Special Protection Area

SSSI: Site of Special Scientific Interest

UK: United Kingdom

WFD: Water Framework Directive


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