Environmental Impact Assessment
Any policy or project which may, either individually or in combination with other policies or projects, have a significant effect on the territory of a Site of Community Importance or Special Protected Area, shall be subject to assessment of its implications on this territory and its conservation status from the stated points of view (Sections 45 (h) (i) of Act no. 114/1992 Coll. on Nature and Landscape Protection, as amended). This duty is derived from Articles 6 and 7 of Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.
The assessment may only be carried out by natural persons in possession of special authorisation (Section 45 (i) of Act no. 114/1992 Coll. on Nature and Landscape Protection, as amended).
The assessment is closely related to the procedures of assessment of the environmental impacts of plans and policies under Act no. 100/2001 Coll. on Environmental Impact Assessment.