SUMMARY Over the recent years we witness a considerable increase in the numbers of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) centres in Slovakia. These centres have been set up to provide better information, international training courses, research studies, cosultations and manuals as well as other related activities on EIA. All of them have been established within […]

SUMMARY One of the basic conditions for reviewing the quality of EIA is systematic evaluation of the documentation. Evaluation system of the quality and completeness of the documentation should give a set of criteria which allows to evaluate both procedural requirements and requirements of content of the EIA documentation. The purpose of the quality criteria […]

SUMMARY Linear constructions, especially motorways, are likely the most assessed activities during the existence of the Act No. 127/94. This contribution deals with the most dynamically developing elements of the EIA process in methodical and formal respects – with the exception of methods comparing alternatives. The article also evaluates developmental phases of the collaboration between […]

On the proposal of the new Czech act on EIA

Miroslav Martiš, Vladimír Zdražil

SUMMARY At present there is an overall discussion towards the proposal of the new Act on environmental impact assessment in the Czech Republic. This paper assesses the process of preparation of this new act. There is a detail analysis of the background situation. Particular attention is being paid to the main changes brought in by […]

New trends in the field of environmental impact assessment abroad with emphasis on the European Union

Mária Kozová, Božena Gašparíková, Štefan Úradníček, Rastislav Vrbenský, Ingrid Belčáková

SUMMARY In this article, we analyse new amendments passed or prepared withing the European Union since introducing the Council directive No. 85/337/EEC on environmental impact assessment of some public and private projects. The paper does not set an exhaustive rendering of all these questions as a goal. We analyse more in detail three directives of […]

SUMMARY The paper brings an analysis and a view of the five-year existence of the EIA Act for development of the process of public participation, as it can be followed in the process of environmental impact assessment of some of the most important proposed activities. It deals with the forms and the results of public […]

SUMMARY The activities of the Slovak Agency of the Environment are within the environmental impact assessment process aimed at: – elaboration special basic documents for the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic in single stages of the assessment process, – rendering advisory service, providing information on the environment that are inevitable for the […]

SUMMARY Despite the fact that the Act No. 127/1994 on environmental impact assessment has become operative only since September 1, 1994, the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic already supervised approximately 270 cases of the assessment process at the project level and currently it is supervising further such 80 cases. The presented paper […]