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Federal Act on Environmental Impact Assessment.

Country/Territory
Austria
Document type
Legislation
Date
1993 (2016)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Federal Act on environmental sustainability testing and public participation.
Subject
Environment gen., Water
Keyword
Basic legislation EIA Environmental planning Climate change Institution Ecosystem preservation Monitoring Data collection/reporting Precautionary principle Transboundary effects Land-use planning Sustainable development Public participation Access-to-justice
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Western Europe
Abstract

The purpose of this Act is to set up systems for (i) assessing the impact of planned activities on man, animals and plants, soil, water, air and climate, ecosystems, landscapes and cultural heritage; (ii) providing information on these activities and involving the public in the relevant decision-making processes. The Act also contains a schedule of projects that must be subjected to a sustainability test, namely an environmental impact assessment, and sets out the procedure to be followed for co

Full text
German/English
Website
www.ris.bka.gv.at

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Aircraft Noise Protection Ordinance.

Legislation | Austria | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, EIA, Noise pollution, Emissions, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Federal Act amending the Environment Sustainability Testing Act 2000.

Legislation | Austria | 2017

Keyword: EIA, Local government

Source: FAO, FAOLEX