Assessment of the acceptability of impacts on the protected areas according to the
regulations governing nature conservation is required;
The responsible ministry estimates that their implementation could have an important
effect on the environment.
In the procedure for comprehensive environmental impact assessment, the effects
of the plan are evaluated on the basis of the environmental report. The procedure is
conducted by the ministry responsible for the environment. It also includes cooperation
between all national authorities within their ministries and organisations, as well as
public information and participation. The participation of the public is governed by the
Environmental Protection Act, which lays down a 30-day public presentation of the
National authorities and local communities must, prior to the preparation of the
plan and in the specified manner, inform the ministry responsible for the environment
thereof. Non-compliance with legal obligations may result in invalidity of plans.
Plans shall mean all plans, programmes, spatial or other acts and their
amendments that are adopted pursuant to these acts by competent national bodies or
municipalities in the area of spatial planning, water management, forest management,
hunting, agriculture, energy, industry, transport, waste and waste-water management,
drinking-water supply, telecommunications and tourism if the plans define or envisage an
activity affecting the environment for which an environmental impact assessment must be
carried out or if they include part of a protected area or if the execution of the plan could
have an effect in itself or in connection with other plans.
Determination of whether plans could have a significant impact on the
environment is governed, in particular, by the provisions of the Decree on categories of
projects for which an environmental impact assessment is mandatory.
Protected areas for which the effects of the plans are to be assessed are protected
areas according to regulations related to nature conservation, including protection in
national, regional and landscape parks, strict nature reserves, nature reserves and natural
monuments along with all acts designating natural sites of special interest still in force.
In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 40 of the Environmental
Protection Act, comprehensive environmental protection assessment is carried out for
plans that do not include activities affecting the environment for which environmental