After a delayed and uncertain start, provisions for SEA and experience in their practical application are now developing at a faster pace. The recent submission to the Council of Ministers of a proposal for an SEA directive is one illustration of this, but there are many others. These include: the development of different forms of environmental assessment for application to Community-level actions (Bradley, 1996; Norris, 1996) and a number of SEA initiatives in the individual Member States, as well as in other OECD countries, countries in transition, developing countries, aid agencies and development banks (Lee, 1995). However, developments in SEA procedures and practice, to date, should not be overstated — in general, they still lag 15 years behind EIA procedures and practice at the project level.
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