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Environmental Liability Act (2007)

Country/Territory
Estonia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2007 (2019)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
RT I 2007, 62, 396
Subject
Environment gen., Water
Keyword
Polluter pays principle Environmental fees/charges Pollution control Liability/compensation Environmental standards Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Standards Protection of environment Freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act regulates the prevention and remedying of damage caused to the environment based on the polluter pays principle. This Act applies to environmental damage or threat of environmental damage caused by non-point pollution if it is possible to determine a causal link between the environmental damage or a threat thereof and a person’s or persons’ act or omission. This Act applies to environmental damage or threat of environmental damage arising from an event, act or omission occurring after the entry into force of this Act if not more than 30 years have passed from the event, act or omission that caused it.

Full text
English/Estonian
Website
www.riigiteataja.ee

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.

Legislation | European Union | 2004 (2019)

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Polluter pays principle, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Public health, Soil pollution/quality, Marine pollution, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater pollution, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Transboundary movement of waste, Transport/storage, PIC-prior informed consent, International trade, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Continental shelf, Maritime zone, Exploration, Authorization/permit, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX