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Law No.10431 dated 9.6.2011 on the environment protection.

Country/Territory
Albania
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Environmental planning Environmental standards Pollution control Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Institution EIA
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Law enters into force 18 months after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Abstract

The Law sets out the framework for providing a high level protection for the environment, its preservation and improvement, prevention and reduction of the human health-associated risks and improvement of the life quality of today and next generations as well as ensuring sustainable development. It consists of the following Chapters: General Provisions, The principles of environment protection, Protection of environment ingredients, Environment protection during the planning process, Prevention and control of pollution (including sections on environmental norms, and environmental permits), Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Information, Environmental responsibility, Policy instruments regarding environment protection, Responsible state bodies , Administrative Infringements, and Final Provisions.

Full text
Albanian
Website
www.qpz.gov.al; www.ligjet.org

References - Legislation

Repeals

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Implemented by

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 597 date 1.7.2015 laying down rules of procedure and other requirements regarding agreements between special interest organizations and groups, individual and group operators and state authorities concerning the attainment of higher levels of protection than those stipulated by the legislation for environmental components.

Legislation | Albania | 2015

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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Amended by

Law No. 31/2013 amending and supplementing Law No.10431 dated 9.6.2011 on the environment protection.

Legislation | Albania | 2013

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX