Factsheet: Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure

Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure (468/1994), Government Decree on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure (713/2006
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Laki ympäristövaikutusten arviointimenettelystä 468/1994, Valtioneuvoston asetus ympäristövaikutusten arviointimenettelystä 713/2006
Description: 
the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure applies to all projects that may be expected to have considerable negative environmental impacts. The related Decree on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure lists the types of projects that must always be subjected to EIAs, such as motorways, airports, large harbours, and major poultry- and pig-farming facilities. EIA procedure may also be required for individual projects where harmful environmental impacts are likely, on the basis of decisions made by the regional environment centre.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate the Environmental Impact Assessment.
Responsible Authority: 
The Ministry of the Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1994
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2006