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Law No.10440 dated 7.7.2011 on the environment impact assessment.

Country/Territory
Albania
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
EIA Environmental planning Access-to-information Enforcement/compliance Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Basic legislation Policy/planning
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Law enters into force 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Abstract

The Law aims at ensuring a high level of environment protection by preventing, minimizing, and compensating the environmental harms to be caused by projects not yet implemented, and enabling an open decision making process during the identification and the evaluation of the negative environmental impacts. It lays out the framework for the requirements, responsibilities, rules and procedures for the evaluation of the negative environmental impacts. The Law consists of the following Chapters: General Provisions, Procedures for Assessing the Environmental Impact, EIE Parties and Consultation, Access to Information and Confidential Data, Planning Authorities Decision-Making, Borderline environment EIE, EIE’s experts, Appeal and sanctions, and Final Provisions.

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

References - Legislation

Repeals

Law No. 8990 on Environmental Impact Assessment.

Legislation | Albania | 2003

Keyword: Basic legislation, EIA, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Instruction No. 3 of 2013 on the documentation required for environmental permits of type A, B, and C.

Legislation | Albania | 2013

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation 686 date 29.7.2015 approving the rules, responsibilities, and terms of procedure for the environment impact assessment (EIA) and the transfer of the environment certificate decision.

Legislation | Albania | 2015

Keyword: Inspection, Authorization/permit, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Governance, Policy/planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 95 date 14.2.2018 amending Regulation No. 686 date 29.7.2015 approving the rules, the responsibilities and the terms of procedure for the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and the transfer of the Environment Certificate.

Legislation | Albania | 2018

Keyword: Environmental audit, Environmental standards, Governance, Inspection, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX