Use of radio frequencies in the Union

21-04-2016

The IA links the problems with the objectives, with the options proposed and with the suggested preferred option, and lays down what seem to be appropriate indicators to evaluate the attainment of those objectives. In the discussion of the policy options, it would appear that option 4 is not really a viable alternative. In the analysis of the impacts of the options the relevant section does not appear to have a methodical structure, and  it could arguably have benefited from stronger evidence on the absence of an environmental impact. In relation to the other categories of impact, it appears that a sufficiently robust assessment is made vis-à-vis the retained options. With regard to stakeholder consultation, although it would appear that interested parties were given good opportunities to express their views, reservations about the formulation of the public questionnaire, and a perhaps ambiguous interpretation of the answers, might weaken the credibility of the exercise. Overall, the IA nevertheless offers a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis that would appear to provide a solid basis for the policy choices made in the proposal.

The IA links the problems with the objectives, with the options proposed and with the suggested preferred option, and lays down what seem to be appropriate indicators to evaluate the attainment of those objectives. In the discussion of the policy options, it would appear that option 4 is not really a viable alternative. In the analysis of the impacts of the options the relevant section does not appear to have a methodical structure, and  it could arguably have benefited from stronger evidence on the absence of an environmental impact. In relation to the other categories of impact, it appears that a sufficiently robust assessment is made vis-à-vis the retained options. With regard to stakeholder consultation, although it would appear that interested parties were given good opportunities to express their views, reservations about the formulation of the public questionnaire, and a perhaps ambiguous interpretation of the answers, might weaken the credibility of the exercise. Overall, the IA nevertheless offers a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis that would appear to provide a solid basis for the policy choices made in the proposal.