Factsheet: Environmental impact assessment Act (UVP)

Environmental impact assessment Act (UVP)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental impact assessment
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung 2000
Description: 
The Environmental Impact Assessment Act provides for the assessment of direct and indirect effects planned projects may have on humans, animals and the environment. Austrian legislation is thus increasingly taking citizens’ health and environmental concerns into account. This public participation should define the potential impact of a planned project on humans, animal, plants, the whole environment, landscape as well as cultural goods.
Goal/Aim: 
provide for the assessment of direct and indirect effects planned projects may have on humans, animals and the environment.
Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management / Bundesministerium für ein lebenswertes Österreich

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1993
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014