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Act on providing information on the environment and environmental protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessment.

Type of law

This Act is composed of the following sections: General information(sec. 1); Making information on environment and its protection available (sec. 2); Public participation in environmental protection (sec. 3); Strategic assessment of environmental impact (sec. 4); Assessment of the impact of undertakings on the environment and the area Nature 2000 (sec. 5); Transboundary impact on the environment (sec. 6); General Director of Environmental Protection and regional directors of environmental protection (sec. 7); Changes in valid provisions, transitional and final provisions (sec. 8). The Act establishes: (1) rules of proceedings in the cases concerning making information on environment and its protection available, assessment of impact on the environment and transboundary impact on the environment; (2) rules of public participation in environmental protection; (3) administration organs competent at matters specified in point 1. Everybody has the right to access to information on the environment and its protection on conditions laid down in this Act. Everybody has also the right to participate in proceedings requiring public participation.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Act enters into force on 15 November 2008.
Serial Imprint
Journal of Laws 2008 No. 199 Pos. 1227
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Ustawa o udostepnianiu informacji o srodowisku i jego ochronie, udziale spoleczenstwa w ochronie srodowiska oraz o ocenach oddzialywania na srodowisko.