Maritime Spatial Plan(s)
Latvia adopted its Maritime Spatial Plan, the Maritime Spatial Plan for Internal Waters, Territorial Waters and Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Latvia (MSP 2030), in May 2019, under the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 232.
The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through the Spatial Development Law 2011. This defines the requirement for MSP, prescribes the necessary secondary legislation and sets the deadline for beginning the process (1 January 2014). In 2012, the Latvian Government approved Regulation 740 on the Development, Implementation and Monitoring of a Maritime Spatial Plan; this sets out the content and development process for the Latvian MSP, as well as its implementation and monitoring procedures.
National MSP authority
Latvia's competent authority for MSP is the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Spatial Planning Department (MoEPRD).
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Ms. Kristine Kedo
Head of Spatial Planning Policy Division
Peldu iela 25 Riga, LV-1494
Phone: + 371 67026558
Strategic Environmental Assessment (Espoo Contact person)
State Environmental Bureau
Ms Ilze Lielvaivode
Environmental Impact Assessment Division
Phone: +371 67770825