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Act No. LIII of 1995 on the General Rules of Environmental Protection.

Country/Territory
Hungary
Document type
Legislation
Date
1995 (2015)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water
Keyword
Environmental planning EIA Institution Access-to-information Soil conservation/soil improvement Special fund Basic legislation Offences/penalties Waste management Radiation Noise pollution Ecosystem preservation Precautionary principle Liability/compensation Education Research Data collection/reporting Enforcement/compliance Pollution control Polluter pays principle Sustainable development Sustainable use
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The last consolidated version of the Act entered into force on 1 April 2015.
Abstract

In accordance with the constitutional right to a healthy environment, the Law promotes the reduced use, burdening and contamination of the environment, the protection of human health, the improvement of quality of life, the conservation of natural resources and their sustainable management and renewal. It also aims at harmonizing State activities with the requirements of environmental protection, at the international cooperation in the field of environmental protection, public participation, int

Full text
Hungarian
Website
njt.hu

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise.

Legislation | European Union | 2002

Keyword: Pollution control, Noise pollution, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 2001

Keyword: EIA, Sustainable development, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 97/11/EC amending Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1997 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1985 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | European Union | 2000

Keyword: Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Decree No. 152 of 1995 of the Government regarding Environmental Impact Assessment procedures and the sphere of activities subject to such assessment.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995 (1999) | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Joint Decree No. 9 of 2002 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and of the Ministry of Transport and Water Affairs regarding the limit values of used and waste water discharge and their application.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002

Keyword: Standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Surface water, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Water conservation zone, Water quality standards, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 20 of 2001 of the Government on environmental impact assessment.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001 (2004)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, EIA, Pollution control, International agreement-implementation, Transboundary effects

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 7 of 2002 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection regarding the measurement, control, reporting of used and waste water discharge, as well as regarding special rules on water pollution charge.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Offences/penalties, Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Surface water, Inspection, Polluter pays principle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 152 of 1995 of the Government regarding Environmental Impact Assessment procedures and the sphere of activities subject to such assessment.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995 (1999) | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 22 of 1998 of the Government on the protection of reeds and on the management of littoral zones of Lake Balaton.

Legislation | Hungary | 1998 (2010)

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Inland waters, Ecosystem preservation, Management/conservation, Classification/declassification, Wild flora, Biodiversity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 6 of 2002 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Management on pollution standards of surface waters used for potable water abstraction or destined to be a potable water basis, as well as of surface waters marked out for assuring the essential conditions of fishes, and on the control of these standards.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002

Keyword: Surface water, Classification/declassification, Potable water, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Offences/penalties, Freshwater resources management, Water quality standards, Inspection, Pollution control, Aquatic animals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 203 of 2001 of the Government on certain rules of protection of surface waters' quality.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001 | Repealed

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Sewerage, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 240 of 2000 of the Government on the determination of sensible surface waters and their catchment area in terms of urban waste water treatment.

Legislation | Hungary | 2000

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Sewerage, Basin/catchment/watershed, Surface water, Zoning, Water conservation zone, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 36 of 1997 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on the territory of competence of environmental protection inspectorates and national park authorities.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2002)

Keyword: Institution, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 211 of 1997 of the Government on the General Inspectorate of Environmental and Nature Protection, and on the duties and competencies of regional inspectorates and of national park authorities.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2002)

Keyword: Protected area, National parks, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 102 of 1996 on hazardous waste.

Legislation | Hungary | 1996 (2001) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Classification/declassification, Waste management, Waste prevention, Transboundary movement of waste, International trade, Transport/storage, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 7 of 2003 (V.16.) KvVM-GKM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Management and of the Ministry of Economy and Transport concerning total emission ceilings of certain atmospheric pollutants.

Legislation | Hungary | 2003 (2012)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Policy/planning, Pollution control, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 221 of 2004 (VII. 21.) of the Government on certain rules of catchment area management.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2013)

Keyword: Basin/catchment/watershed, Policy/planning, Environmental planning, Freshwater resources management, Groundwater, Surface water, Monitoring, Potable water, Protected area, Public participation, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 147 of 2010 (IV.29.) on general rules regarding activities and facilities serving for the utilization, protection and prevention of damages of waters.

Legislation | Hungary | 2010 (2012)

Keyword: Waterworks, Water supply, Sewerage, Flood, Policy/planning, Potable water, Irrigation, Drainage/land reclamation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 314/2005 (XII.25.) regarding the procedures of environmental impact assessment and the single procedure of authorization of utilization of the environment.

Legislation | Hungary | 2005 (2015)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties, Precautionary principle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 4 of 2011 (I.14.) of the Ministry of Rural Development on the air pollution thresholds and emissions ceilings for located point sources of air pollutant.

Legislation | Hungary | 2011 (2013)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Classification/declassification, Pollution control, Zoning, Environmental standards, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 6 of 2011 (I.14.) of the Ministry of Rural Development on the rules of monitoring, controlling and evaluation of air pollution levels and emissions from located point sources of air pollutants.

Legislation | Hungary | 2011 (2013)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Monitoring, Pollution control, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 118 of 2011 (XII.15.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development on the reduction of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage, distribution of petrol and from refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations.

Legislation | Hungary | 2011

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Registration, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 264 of 2004 (IX. 23.) concerning the collection of waste originating from electric and electronic equipments.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2011) | Repealed

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 87 of 2012 (VIII. 27.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development laying down animal health rules of internal movement of live animals.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2012)

Keyword: Animal health, Animal welfare, Transport/storage, Inspection, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 145 of 2012 (VII. 3.) Korm of the Government on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2012)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Exploration, Offences/penalties, Contract/agreement, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 83 of 2003 (VI. 7.) Korm of the Government concerning the appointment of the ecolabelling organisation.

Legislation | Hungary | 2003 (2012)

Keyword: Certification, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 219 of 2004 (VII. 21.) Korm. of the Government on the protection of underground waters.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2015)

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection, Monitoring, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Precautionary principle, Resource/damage valuation, Groundwater, Authorization/permit, Freshwater resources management, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 220 of 2004 (VII. 21.) Korm. of the Government providing rules on the protection of surface waters quality.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2014)

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Sewerage, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 10 of 2010 (VIII. 18.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development providing limit values for water pollutants in surface waters and rules of application.

Legislation | Hungary | 2010 (2013)

Keyword: Surface water, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 306 of 2010 (XII. 23.) Korm. of the Government on the protection of the air.

Legislation | Hungary | 2010 (2013)

Keyword: Ozone layer, Transboundary effects, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 181 of 2008 (VII.8.) on the collection of waste battery and accumulator.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2011) | Repealed

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 445 of 2012 (XII. 29.) Korm of the Government on waste management activities related to batteries and accumulators.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2014)

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Registration, Transport/storage, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 443 of 2012 (XII. 29.) Korm of the Government on waste management activities related to electric and electronic equipments.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 | Repealed

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Registration, Transport/storage, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 439 of 2012 (XII. 29.) Korm of the Government on the registration and authorization of waste management activities.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2014)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Registration, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 223 of 2014 (IX.4.) Korm. of the Government on the appointment of public administration offices and authorities of water management and protection against damages caused by water.

Legislation | Hungary | 2014 (2015)

Keyword: Governance, Disasters, Waterworks, Water supply, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 71 of 2015 (III.30.) Korm. of the Government on the appointment of public administrative authorities of environmental and nature protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2015

Keyword: Governance, National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 15 of 2015 (II. 10.) Korm. of the Government concerning activities related to substances that deplete the ozone layer and to fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Legislation | Hungary | 2015 (2015)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Data collection/reporting, Governance, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Internal trade, International trade, Offences/penalties, Polluter pays principle, Ozone layer, Climate change, Pollution control, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 29 of 2014 (XI. 28.) FM of the Ministry of Agriculture concerning technical requirements, operational conditions and technological emission limit values of waste incineration.

Legislation | Hungary | 2014

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Inspection, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Environmental standards, Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Transport/storage, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 18 of 2007 (V. 10.) KvVM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water concerning data provision to the environmental protection registration system of groundwaters and geological media.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2014)

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Groundwater, Pollution control, Registration, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 78 of 2007 (IV. 24.) Korm. of the Government concerning the basic environmental database.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2014)

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 27 of 2005 (XII. 6.) KvVM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Management laying down detailed rules concerning the control of used and waste water emissions.

Legislation | Hungary | 2005 (2013)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Surface water, Freshwater resources management, Sewerage, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 28 of 2004 (XII. 25.) KvVM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Management concerning emission standards of water-pollutant substances and laying down rules of application.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2013)

Keyword: Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Rainwater, Surface water, Water quality standards, Environmental standards, Inland waters, Sewerage, Waste non-domestic sources, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 26 of 2014 (III. 25.) VM regarding the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds by certain activities.

Legislation | Hungary | 2014

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Pollution control, Registration, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 29 of 1997 (VIII. 29.) KTM of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Country Planning concerning requirements for the use of distinctive signs on environmentally friendly and green products.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2014)

Keyword: Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Certification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 481 of 2013 (XII.17.) Korm. of the Government on the appointment of public administrative bodies of environmental, nature and water protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2014) | Repealed

Keyword: Governance, National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 90 of 2009 (IV.26.) of the Government laying down rules of prevention and remedy of environmental damage.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2014)

Keyword: Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Groundwater, Pollution control, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Surface water, Classification/declassification, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inland waters, Risk assessment/management, Wetlands, National parks, Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 366 of 2015 (XII. 2.) Korm of the Government appointing the authorities in charge of water protection and amending certain governmental decrees concerning water management.

Legislation | Hungary | 2015

Keyword: Governance, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Disasters, Groundwater, Surface water, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 310 of 2008 (XII. 20.) Korm. of the Government concerning activities related to substances that deplete the ozone layer and to fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2013) | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Data collection/reporting, Governance, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Internal trade, International trade, Offences/penalties, Polluter pays principle, Ozone layer, Pollution control, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 120 of 2013 (XII. 16.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development regarding emissions from titanium-dioxide production facilities.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Solid waste, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 2 of 2005 (I. 11.) Korm. of the Government on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.

Legislation | Hungary | 2005 (2014)

Keyword: EIA, Transboundary effects, Monitoring, Environmental security

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 33 of 2000 of the Government regarding certain duties related to activities affecting the quality of underground waters.

Legislation | Hungary | 2000 (2001)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous substances, Effluent waste water/discharge, Soil pollution/quality, Liability/compensation, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control, Classification/declassification, Access-to-information, Registration, Groundwater, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 27 of 2006 (II. 7.) Korm of the Government on the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | Hungary | 2006 (2013)

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Zoning, Sustainable use, Access-to-information, Farming, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inland waters, Groundwater, Monitoring, Pollution control, Surface water, Freshwater resources management, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 59 of 2008 (IV. 29.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development laying down detailed rules of the action plan needed to protect waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources and on data supply and registration.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2012)

Keyword: Agricultural land, Data collection/reporting, Farming, Irrigation, Sustainable use, Fertilizers/nutrients, Groundwater, Inland waters, Pollution control, Surface water, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Effluent waste water/discharge, Environmental standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act No. CXXIX of 2000 amending Act No. LIII of 1995 on general rules concerning environmental protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2000

Keyword: Institution, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. LXVII of 2004 regarding public interest and implementation of the programme aimed to increase the protection against flood in the Tisza River basin, and for land planning and rural development of the surrounding area (re-development of the Vásárhelyi Plan).

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2011)

Keyword: Land-use planning, Expropriation, Bed, Flood, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Zoning, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. CXXIX of 2007 on the protection of arable land.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2013)

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit, Tax/levy, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Agricultural land, Urban land

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. CCXII of 2013 laying down certain provisions and transition rules in connection with Act No CXXII of 2013 concerning agricultural and forestry land trade.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2014)

Keyword: Agricultural land, Land tenure, Lease, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Ownership, Private land, Property rights, Public land, Right of use, Servitude, Transfer, Contract/agreement, Common property, Authorization/permit, Cadastre/land registration, Land commission, Smallholders/peasants, Size, Cooperative/producer organization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX