The Environmental Law Department of the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government is in charge of the EIA procedure. It sets the deadlines and is responsible for the requirements to be met by the local communities and the Vienna district administration and also chairs discussions.
The EIA also allows for public involvement. This means that all documents presented to or drafted by the authorities must also be made public to enable interested parties to examine them at defined times. The Federal Environmental Impact Assessment Law (UVP-G) provides for two basic methods of involvement. Every citizen may inspect the project documentation, make written statements on the project and take part in the public discussion and negotiations. Directly involved interest groups or individuals are also entitled to assert their rights within the process. They have the right, for example, to inspect files and can appeal to the highest courts against the EIA decision.
Detailed Information about the procedure can be found on the Homepage of the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government.