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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.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Environmental planning Access-to-information Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Access-to-justice Governance Public participation
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

On 25 June 1998 the European Community signed the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Århus Convention). The objective of the present Directive is to contribute to the obligations arising under that Convention, particularly by (i) providing for public participation as regards the drawing up of certain plans and programmes in the environmental field, and (ii) improving public participation and making rule

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References - Legislation

Amends

Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control

Legislation | European Union | 1996 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Noise pollution, Basic legislation, Hazardous substances, Soil pollution/quality

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Legislation | European Union | 1985 | Repealed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

Implemented by

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2004 (L.N. 230 of 2004).

Legislation | Malta | 2004

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Authorization/permit, Soil pollution/quality, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on integrated prevention and some other acts.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2006

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Limit Values (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. No. 1157 (W.74) of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Environmental planning, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control (Public Participation)(England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1448 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Access-to-information, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-natural Areas) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1430 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Agricultural land, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1399 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, EIA, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Remedy Environment Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Dispute settlement, Court/tribunal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 232/2007 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.

Legislation | Portugal | 2007

Keyword: EIA, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plans and Programmes (Public Participation) Regulations, 2006 (L.N. 74 of 2006).

Legislation | Malta | 2006

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ley Nº 27/2006 - Ley que regula los derechos de acceso a la información, de participación pública y de acceso a la justicia en materia de medio ambiente.

Legislation | Spain | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control, EIA, Environmental audit, Waste management, Royalties/fees, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Forestry Consent System) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 168 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: Access-to-information, EIA, Transboundary effects

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Pollution Control (Amendment) Law, 2005 (Law No. 160(I)/2005).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2005

Keyword: Access-to-information, Environmental planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1309 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal, Consumer protection, Environmental planning, Hazardous substances, Internal trade, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Transport/storage, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 153 of 2009 (XI.13.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development implementing Act No. XXXVII of 2009 on forests, and on the protection and management of forests.

Legislation | Hungary | 2009 (2014)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Afforestation/reforestation, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, Forest management/forest conservation, Forest service/forest officers, Forestry protection measures, Inventory, Land clearing, Timber extraction/logging, Marking/identification, Monitoring, Non-timber products, Pests/diseases, Policy/planning, Private forest, Public forest, Registration, Timber, Forest fires, Planting material/seeds, Royalties/fees, Collecting/harvesting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 224 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste disposal, Waste management, Environmental planning, Recycling/reuse, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging and Waste Packaging (Amendment) Law, 2005 (Law No. 159(I)/2005).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2005

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Solid and Hazardous Waste (Amendment) Law, 2005 (Law No. 162(I)/2005).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2005

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Pollution control, Solid waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality (Amendment) Law, 2005 (Law No. 161(I)/2005).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2005

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 674 of 2005 amending the Environment Protection Act (Air Quality Standards).

Legislation | Netherlands | 2007

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Environmental standards, Access-to-information, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 265 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-natural Areas) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (W.S.I. No. 203 (W. 17) of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Agricultural land, Access-to-information, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 657 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Radiation, Data collection/reporting, Nuclear energy, Public participation, Governance, Pollution control, EIA

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 64 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 717 (W. 63) of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Access-to-information, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. No. 17 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Transboundary effects, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007 (S.S.I. No. 251 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. No. 372 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Transboundary effects, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 659 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: EIA, Transboundary effects, Land-use planning, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Strategy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. No. 178 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on projects which may significant effect on the environment.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 486 on approval of listed companies.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Waste management, Oil pollution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Marine pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Highways (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 1062 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: EIA, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 1518 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Marine pollution, EIA, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 3295 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: EIA, Land-use planning, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 3106 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Forestry protection measures, EIA, Access-to-information, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. 483 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Groundwater, Water abstraction, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, EIA, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 68 on assessment of environmental impact assessment (EIA) of projects to create installations at sea.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Environmental audit, Environmental standards, Inspection, Internal trade, Data collection/reporting, Protection of habitats, Renewable energy, Monitoring, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 1824 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Marine Protection Act and the Environmental Protection Act (No. 423 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Marine pollution, Navigation, Mariculture, Pollution control, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 382 of 2008).

Legislation | Ireland | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Protection Act (No. 116 of 2017).

Legislation | Denmark | 1993 (2017)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Basic legislation, Protected area, Oil pollution, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Maritime zone, Marine area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Public Participation Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2009

Keyword: EIA, Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Access-to-justice, Governance, Public participation, Public private partnership (PPP), Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment and Development Planning Act (Amendment) Order, 2014 (L.N. 223 of 2014).

Legislation | Malta | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Access-to-justice, Governance, Public participation, Land-use planning, Institution, Authorization/permit, Erosion

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 83 of 2011 on Procedures for the Environmental Impact Assessment of an Intended Activity

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: EIA, Public participation, Access-to-information, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1082 of 2010 on Procedure by Which Polluting Activities of Category A, B and C Shall Be Declared and Permits for the Performance of Category A and B Polluting Activities Shall Be Issued

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2014)

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

General Part of the Environmental Code Act (2011)

Legislation | Estonia | 2011 (2018)

Keyword: Environmental standards, Public health, Cultural heritage, Sustainable development, Biodiversity, Resource/damage valuation, Human rights, Access-to-information, Access-to-justice, Public participation, Authorization/permit, Monitoring, Liability/compensation, Basic legislation, Framework law, Governance, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control, EIA, Environmental planning, Freshwater resources management, Water rights, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 378 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | Poland | 2008

Keyword: Basic legislation, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Environmental planning, Transboundary effects, EIA

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. No. 411 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Fertilizers/nutrients, Transport/storage, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on environmental approval for livestock (No. 1572 of 2006).

Legislation | Denmark | 2006

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Pollution control, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Basic legislation, Animal health, Animal production, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Protection of Water Against Agricultural Nitrate Pollution (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 1289 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Groundwater, Pollution control, Policy/planning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Act (No. 1415 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice For Protection of Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 101 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Monitoring, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 610 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Monitoring, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1757 of 2006).

Legislation | Denmark | 2001 (2006)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Noise pollution, Basic legislation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Cleaning agents/detergents, Effluent waste water/discharge, Emissions, Environmental standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Internal trade, Marine pollution, Oil pollution, Protection of habitats, Soil pollution/quality, Solid waste, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Radiation, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resources (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 3124 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Irrigation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, EIA, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 31 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Soil pollution/quality, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge

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

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

Legislation | Poland | 2008 (2013)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Environmental planning, Transboundary effects, EIA, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | Finland | 2017

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 267 of 2006 (XII.20.) Korm. on the Hungarian Mining and Geological Office.

Legislation | Hungary | 2006 (2014)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Institution, Management/conservation, Mining, Data collection/reporting, Royalties/fees, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Arterial Drainage) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 388 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Drainage/land reclamation, EIA, Governance, Public participation, International agreement-implementation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment) Law, 2006 (Law No. 15(Ι)/2006).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Soil pollution/quality

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. 139 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 350 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection Agency (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 351 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants, amending Directive 2003/35/EC and repealing Directive 2001/81/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Ozone layer, International agreement-implementation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Implements treaty

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Treaty | Multilateral | Aarhus |

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Education, Public participation, Dispute settlement, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-001276)

Cited by

Djurgården-Lilla Värtans Miljöskyddsförening v. Stockholms kommun genom dess marknämnd

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Sweden |

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, EIA, Environmental security

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

European Commission v. Ireland.

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Ireland |

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

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

R (Mellor) v SSCLG

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, United Kingdom |

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

Source: UNEP, InforMEA