As one of the statutory consultees for SEA (legally referred to as “designated authorities”), ERA is consulted by Government and public authorities carrying out an SEA procedure for their draft plans and programmes in accordance with the SEA Regulations (Legal Notice 497 of 2010). ERA’s role as a statutory consultee is to assess the likely impacts of such plans and programmes on the environment and advise plan proponents on relevant environmental issues at the screening and scoping stages, and to comment on the SEA environmental report and draft plans and programmes. The SEA Database, organised by sector, holds all of ERA’s comments on previous and recent SEA consultations.