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The second 2019 Cigéo High-Level Committee was held at the CMHM

Chaired by Emmanuelle Wargon, Secretary of State for the Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the High-Level Committee (CHN) was held this morning at the CMHM. Pierre-Marie Abadie – Director General of Andra -, Adolphe Colrat - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Andra - and Frédéric Launeau - Director of the Cigéo project - represented the Agency.

chnThe purpose of this biannual meeting is to follow the work carried out by the Agency with a view to preparing for the arrival of Cigéo on the territory and to mobilize the operators of the nuclear industry involved in local economic development. On the agenda:

A presentation of Andra, articulated around the calendar stakes of the project, the territorial operations completed and in progress, and the roadmap of the consultation.

The signing at the end of the morning of the Territory Development Project: formerly named Development Contract of the Territory. Its objectives are to prepare the territory for the arrival of Cigéo and has three themes:

• Transport infrastructure

• Living environment and attractiveness (services, water, housing, digital, landscape and heritage)

• Economic development (local purchases, jobs, skills, training, insertion)

The three-year renewal of the two Public Interest Groupings, the GIP Objectif Meuse and the GIP Haute-Marne. These public institutions redistribute funds paid by waste producers (CEA, EDF and Orano) to the territory for economic development projects.  

The launch of a consultation, under the aegis of the Prefect of the Meuse - Prefect coordinator of the project Cigéo, on the future taxation applicable to Cigeo: This consultation will be held throughout the year to come to define, with the elected territory, the fiscal model to be applied to Cigéo (common law or specific model). Following this consultation, the Government will propose to the Parliament to adopt these provisions as part of the draft budget law for 2021.  

The launch of the study for a prospective vision of the territory, on local economic development: At the CHN in March 2019, the President of the Grand Est Region Jean Rottner announced the launch of a study for develop a forward-looking strategy to build a vision of the territory. This study, entrusted to Scalen (Agency for the development of Nancy Sud Lorraine territories), is currently underway. Pascal Taton, Managing Director of Scalen, has therefore presented the current state of the study and announced the next steps.


The members of the High Level Committee (CHN)

Chaired by a member of the Government, the CHN brings together elected officials (parliamentarians, presidents of regional councils, departments and communities of municipalities, mayors), high-level officials of Andra and operators in the nuclear sector (EDF, Orano and the CEA), as well as prefects, representatives of the deconcentrated State services and heads of public institutions.


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