Environmental impact assessment procedure.
The environmental Impact assessment procedure is a worldwide known procedure for comprehensive evaluation of the likely Impact of a proposed activity on the environment. In this contribution, the author attempts to compare the basic features of this procedure set by the 1991 Espoo International convention, by the EC Directive S5/337/EEC as amended by the Directive 97/11/EC, and the Czech legislation. The main interest is devoted to selected legal problems which must be faced in the national law. They can be divided Into the following areas, such as the definition of activities to which the EIA procedure Is applied, timeliness of the procedure, the complexity of the analysis, correctness of the outcomes and participation of the public. The contribution deals specifically with problematic parts of the Czech national law and tries to find ways how to solve them.
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