decision on environmental conditions; investment decisions; geology and mining; geological works; mining area; mine operating plan; public administrative authorities
Prawne Problemy Górnictwa i Ochrony Środowiska, (2016), nr 2, s. 41-59
This article discusses legal regulations regarding the decision on environmental conditions, with special emphasis on projects in the field of geology and mining. It covers the matter of investment decisions which are essential for geology and mining. There have been discussed the issues of projects requiring the decision on environmental conditions and the procedure for obtaining such a decision. The basic terms such as geology and mining, the decision on environmental conditions, the concession, selected investment decisions, geological works, the mining area as well as the mine operating plan have also been explained in this article. Moreover, there has been discussed the matter of public authorities competent to issue decisions on environmental conditions. This article includes examples of practical problems derived from jurisdiction. It also indicates changes in the regulations regarding the decision on environmental conditions, taking into account activities in the field of geology and mining.