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Strategic environmental assessment

For the purpose of the legal act, strategic environmental assessment means establishment of the need to initiate the strategic environmental assessment and, if necessary, initiation of the assessment upon initiation of preparation of a strategic planning document.

The objective of the strategic environmental assessment is to take into account the environmental considerations in the preparation and establishment of strategic documents.

Necessity for assessment:

If the planning document:

  • Is prepared for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, energy, industry, transport, waste management, water management, telecommunications or tourism and on the basis thereof activities specified in subsection 6 (1) of this Act are proposed or proposed activities are likely to have a significant environmental impact, on the basis of the provisions of subsections 6 (2)-(4) of this Act,
  • Is a national, county or comprehensive plan,
  • Is a detailed plan on the basis of which activities specified in subsection 6 (1) of this Act are proposed or the proposed activities are likely to have a significant environmental impact, on the basis of the provisions of subsections 6 (2)-(4) of this Act,
  • Is the basis for activities that are likely to significantly affect a Natura 2000 site.

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