geological and mining projects; Natura 2000 areas; environmental impact assessment; geological and mining law
Prawne Problemy Górnictwa i Ochrony Środowiska, nr 1-2 (2018), s. 47-61
The presentation of the procedure of environmental impact assessment of geological and
mining projects at the Natura 2000 areas is the main aim of this paper. Reflections in this field
have already been made in literature. But it is worth to analyse again this topic, because there are
still a lot of mineral deposits at the Natura 2000 areas, and the growing number of new areas,
as well as the existing ones, severely hampers the taking up and pursuit of the geological and
In the first part of the paper some remarks about the definitions connected with Natura 2000
areas are presented. Later the types of the environmental assessment impact, which may be
conducted during the realisation of geological and mining projects are mentioned and discussed.
At the end conclusions from this analyse are presented.