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Act relative to procedures of environmental impact assessment (No. 252 of 2017).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Basic legislation EIA Access-to-information Transboundary effects Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Public participation Water supply Sustainable development Biodiversity Management/conservation Protection of habitats
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act provides general rules for environmental impact assessment in Finland. The purpose of the Act is to promote environmental impact assessment and a consistent approach to such assessment in planning and decision-making, access to information and public participation. The Act consists of 40 sections divided into seven Chapters: General provisions (1); Decision on the application of the environmental impact assessment procedure in individual cases (2); Environmental impact assessment proced

Full text
English/Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

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Legislation | European Union | 2003 | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Act relative to procedures of environmental impact assessments (No. 468 of 1994).

Legislation | Finland | 1994 (2005) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, EIA, Access-to-information, Transboundary effects, Biodiversity, Climate change

Source: FAO, FAOLEX