Slovak legal provisions
The Environmental Impact Assessment procedure is governed in Slovak legislation by the Act of the National Council of SR No. 24/2006 Coll. of 14th December 2005 on Environmental Impact Assessment and on Alternations and Amendments to Some Acts, as amended (EIA Act). By adoption of this Act, coincidence of legal regulations in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment in Slovak Republic and in the EU has been achieved.
Articles 24 to 28 of the EIA Act establish rules for consultation processes and participation of interested public by defining minimum requirements to communication and consultation of potential stakeholders with regard to the proposed Project activities.
The Act of the National Council of SR No. 355/2007 Coll. on Protection, Support and Development of Public Health and on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Acts, as amended, provides for radiological safety standards, radiation dose limits, disposal criteria and release levels for material and equipment
The Act of the National Council of SR No. 541/2004 on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy requires a preliminary conceptual plan in respect to the building permission (preliminary conceptual decommissioning plan), to commissioning (conceptual plan for decommissioning of a nuclear facility) and to application for a license for the decommissioning stage (decommissioning concept for the period after the licensed decommissioning stage).
The Act of the National Council of SR No. 211/2000 Coll. on Free Access to Information and on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Acts, as amended, lays down conditions and extent of free access to information and especially to information on environment, and the Act of the National Council of SR No. 205/2004 Coll. on Collection, Storage and Distribution of Information on Environment establishes conditions to the process of collection, storage and distribution of information on environment by public administration authorities and other legal and natural persons identified by this Act.