SUMMARY Environmental sustainability is the background for land-use documentation. Requirement of sustainable development is the main requirement in land-use planning and decision making but it is necessary to stress sustainability is more than just environmental bearing capacity since it contains the socio-ecological bearing capacity as well as the economic bearing capacity. In the frame of […]

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 The author of this article presents her observations and opinions about the assessment process by ty Act no. 127/1994 on environmental impact assessment. She had an opportunity to take part in several roles – as a documentation elaborator, review expert or within the public. As is described, in each position it was inevitable and […]

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 The water work of Slatinka is in the contribution illustrated as an example of practical experience gauned by the firm Ekospol (from the town of Banská Bystrica) that was the documentation elaborator in the environmental impact assessment process. The process related to the water work began in 1993, i.e. before passing the Act, by […]

SUMMARY Environmental impact assessment is the process of identifying and evaluating the consequences of human actions on the environment and, when appropriate, mitigating those consequences. The paper deals with environmental impact assessment of the proposed Sereď – Hlohovec water work, and describes an endeavour at the design, management and conduction of impact assessment. The goal […]

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 […]