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Act on providing information on the environment and environmental protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessment.

Country/Territory
Poland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Access-to-information Basic legislation Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Environmental planning Transboundary effects EIA
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The Act enters into force on 15 November 2008.
Abstract

This Act is composed of the following sections: General information(sec. 1); Making information on environment and its protection available (sec. 2); Public participation in environmental protection (sec. 3); Strategic assessment of environmental impact (sec. 4); Assessment of the impact of undertakings on the environment and the area Nature 2000 (sec. 5); Transboundary impact on the environment (sec. 6); General Director of Environmental Protection and regional directors of environmental protection (sec. 7); Changes in valid provisions, transitional and final provisions (sec. 8). The Act establishes: (1) rules of proceedings in the cases concerning making information on environment and its protection available, assessment of impact on the environment and transboundary impact on the environment; (2) rules of public participation in environmental protection; (3) administration organs competent at matters specified in point 1. Everybody has the right to access to information on the environment and its protection on conditions laid down in this Act. Everybody has also the right to participate in proceedings requiring public participation.

Full text
Polish
Website
isip.sejm.gov.pl; www.paiz.gov.pl

References - Legislation

Implements

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

Legislation | 1985

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | 1992

Keyword: Protection of species, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC

Legislation | 2003

Keyword: Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Governance, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-justice, Basic legislation

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 | 2001

Keyword: EIA, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Cultural heritage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC.

Legislation | 2003

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Access-to-justice, Governance, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning integrated pollution prevention and control.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Noise pollution, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Basic legislation, Soil pollution/quality, Hazardous substances, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX