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Order No. D1-228 of the Minister of Environmental Protection validating the Procedure for selecting environmental rehabilitation measures and obtaining prior approval.

Document type
2006 (2018)
Environment gen., Land & soil, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Surface water Groundwater Freshwater pollution Protection of habitats Authorization/permit Public health Soil rehabilitation Pollution control Wild fauna Wild flora
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe

Description of the procedure for selecting environmental remediation measures and obtaining prior approval regulates selection and pre-selection of environmental remediation measures and approval procedures. The description of the procedure shall apply when: (a) caused damage is associated with adverse effects on a favorable protected species to achieve or maintain a favorable conservation status for habitats; (b) damage to the ecological, chemical and/or quantitative status of surface water or groundwater condition and/or ecological potential; (c) damage is caused to soil, i.e. contamination of land where the pollutants spread to the surface, penetrated into or below the ground (into subsoil); and (d) damage is caused to the condition of the landscape. If an economic entity causes damage to the land, it must take the necessary measures to ensure that pollutants are contained and removed or reduced soil pollution, in view of its current use and its future use at the time of the damage, so that it no longer represents risk of adverse effects on human health. Such a danger shall be assessed using risk assessment procedures, taking into account the properties and functions of land, the type and concentration of harmful substances, preparations, organisms and micro-organisms, their risks, and dispersal potential.

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References - Legislation


Law on Environmental Protection 1992 (No. I-2223).

Legislation | Lithuania | 1992 (2015)

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Environmental planning, Registration, Pollution control, Special fund, Liability/compensation, Policy/planning, Freshwater pollution, Management/conservation


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