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Environmental Protection Act.

Country/Territory
Bulgaria
Document type
Legislation
Date
2002 (2017)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Land & soil, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Framework law Environmental planning Environmental standards EIA Access-to-information Air quality/air pollution Ecosystem preservation Emissions Hazardous waste Pollution control Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Waste management Protection of environment Policy/planning Standards Freshwater pollution Sustainable development Sustainable use Management/conservation Wild fauna Wild flora Biodiversity
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Abstract

This Act provides for the conservation and use of environmental media, the control over the sources of pollution and damage, the establishment of permissible emission levels and of environmental quality standards, the management of the environmental media and of environmental factors, environmental impact assessment (EIA), the issuance of integrated permits for pollution prevention, reduction and control, the designation and management of areas placed under a special regime of protection, etc.

Full text
English
Website
www.moew.government.bg

References - Legislation

Amends

Clean Ambient Air Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1996 (2011)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Pollution control, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Environmental standards, Basic legislation, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Protected Areas Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1998 (2013)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Protected area, Management/conservation, National parks, Policy/planning, Classification/declassification, Offences/penalties, Cultural heritage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on the protection against the harmful impact of chemical substances and preparations.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2000 (2015)

Keyword: Hazardous substances, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Registration, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Medicinal Plants Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2000 (2017)

Keyword: Biotechnology, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Policy/planning, Plant production, Plant protection, Plant variety, Biodiversity, Wild flora, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1999 (2023)

Keyword: Framework law, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Water supply, Water quality standards, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Servitude, Water users' associations, River basin institution, Sewerage, Surface water, Groundwater, Basin/catchment/watershed, Pollution control, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Environmental Protection Act 1991 (Law No. 326 of 1991).

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1991 (1999)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Special fund, EIA, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Ordinance on the terms and procedures for making environmental impact assessments of investment proposals for construction, activities and technologies.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2003 (2022)

Keyword: EIA, Transboundary effects, Protection of environment, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the prevention of major accidents with dangerous substances and mitigation of their consequences.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2016

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Early warning system, Risk assessment/management, Policy/planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Hazards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the inventory and surveys of areas with polluted soil, the necessary restorative measures, as well as the maintenance of implemented restoration measures.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2007

Keyword: Monitoring, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Polluter pays principle, Survey/mapping, Financing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree no. 331 of 17 October 2022 on the adoption of the Regulations of the Executive Agency for the Environment.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2022

Keyword: Institution, Monitoring, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order no. 45/14 January 2022 of the Minister of the environment and waters on access and the procedure for completing, updating and entering information in the public registers under art. 102 of the Environmental protection Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2022

Keyword: Access-to-information, Procedural matters, Protection of environment, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on the conditions and procedure for issuing complex resolutions.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2009 (2019)

Keyword: Business/industry/corporations, Environmental planning, Hazardous substances, Authorization/permit, Procedural matters, Data collection/reporting, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the functions, tasks and composition of the expert environmental councils.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2013

Keyword: Institution, Protection of environment, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the functions, tasks and composition of the high expert environmental Council under the Minister of environment and water.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2015 (2019)

Keyword: Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Governance, Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 169 of 29 July 2003 adopting the Regulation on the procedure for determining and imposing sanctions for environmental damage or pollution above the admissible standards.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2003

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Emissions, Pollution control, Offences/penalties, Resource/damage valuation, Enforcement/compliance, Environmental fees/charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law amending the Law on clean air.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2015

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Emissions, Environmental standards, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Ozone layer, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Public health, Oil pollution, Standards, Protection of environment, Liability/compensation, Precautionary principle, Freshwater resources management, Biodiversity, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wildlife products, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX