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Summary :Environmental Law: Act 2000 on Access to Information on the Environment and Its Protection and on Environmental Impact

Assessments, The Environmental Protection Law Act introduced significant changes in the environmental impact assessment system, Access to Information on the Environment and its Protection and on Environmental Impact Assessment. Until the year 2000 the term „environmental impact assessment‟ related only to documents, which was not in accordance with EU requirements. Under new legislation, environmental impact assessment is not just the documents but the whole procedure relating to future activities (investment plans and projects). The new legislation introduced screening and scoping procedures and enlarged the possibilities for public participation in environmental impact assessment procedure. The EPL Act, the following types of impacts on environment should be specified: Direct and indirect impact on: Environment, human health, and human life quality, Material assets, Cultural heritage, Access to mineral deposits, Transport And Maritime Law Act 1991 concerning the maritime areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration. The Act defines the legal situation of the maritime areas of the Polish Republic, the coastal area and the authorities of the marine administration and their scope of jurisdiction. The provisions of the Act shall not be applicable if an international treaty to which the Republic of Poland is a party provides otherwise. Polish maritime areas: Innocent passage means navigation through the territorial sea for the purpose of: Traversing that sea without entering the internal waters or calling at any part of the harbour system or any roads facilities which are situated beyond the internal waters; Entering or leaving the internal waters; Entering or leaving the part of the harbour systems or roads facilities. Good order security of the Republic of Poland if the foreign ship or warship, while in the territorial sea. The exclusive economic zone The exclusive economic zone is situated beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea. It includes the waters, the seabed and its subsoil. Act 2005 amending the Railway Transport Act Services, which shall be performed for the benefit of railway carriers, Minimum access to railway infrastructure, Access to the

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