Environmental impact assessment
Environmental impact assessment is a procedure, the objective of which is to provide information to the parties involved in the procedure about environmental impacts of the activity proposed by the developer and to develop an alternative of the proposed activity that makes it possible to prevent or minimise negative environmental impact.
Environmental impact shall be assessed:
- Upon application of the activity licence if the proposed activity which is the basis for application of the activity licence potentially results in significant environmental impact;
- Upon application for amendment of a activity licence if the proposed activity which is the basis for amendment of the activity licence potentially results in significant environmental impact;
- If activities are proposed this alone or in conjunction with other activities may potentially significantly affect a Natura 2000 site.
Activity licence is a building permit, a permit for the use of the building; an integrated environmental permit, a permit for special use of water, an ambient air pollution permit, a waste permit, a hazardous waste handling licence, a radiation practice licence; an extraction permit for mineral resources, a geological exploration permit, a permit for general geological survey; or other document permitting proposed activities with potentially significant environmental impact.