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 […]

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 Environmental appraisal of land use planning documentation is in focus of this contribution. It explains and describes the legislation background of appraisal together with the principles and directions of its own procedure. First experience is summarised and future directions are outlined. Great attention is also paid to the quality of the environmental appraisal of […]

SUMMARY The article is devoted to a brief evaluation of the quality of the current state in implementing environmental assessment to the principal development conceptions and legislation. We define in succession the main principles of the environmental assessment process at the strategic level and summarise first experience from implementing this process in practice. In conclusion, […]