ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE OF ROAD PROJECTS IN SLOVENIA

In the year 1991, Slovenia became a new independent state of Central Europe. The Environmental Protection Act that represents comprehensive legislation concerning ecology passed in Slovenia Parliament two years later. Among other things that are required to assure environmental considerations during planning of major infrastructure projects the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for each project is required. The paper concerns development of environment procedures for road projects and their outcome. In last decades motorization in Slovenia has been developing very rapidly and the construction of a road network has been greatly delayed. Recently Slovenia has also introduced its own transport policy, due to new political circumstances in East and East-South Europe. In the next decades Slovenia is planning to build a total of 600km of motorways, which will greatly impact the environment of the country. Since the regulations, sub-acts and manuals for the preparation of such documents have not been submitted by competent Ministry, Druzba za drzavne cest d.o.o. as a main consultant of Slovenian Department of Transportation in 1993/1994 established provisory environmental procedures. This informal-implicit approach for the period of transition is based on Environmental Procedures of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development together with the state-of-art of similar Environmental Procedures in EU countries. The two-step procedure is adopted in order to assure sufficient information to decision-maker first in the planning and later in the detail-design phase of each project. During this two year period the preparations of Environmental Assessment Statements for 14 sections of express roads and 8 sections of major roads in total length of more than 200 km have followed these environmental procedures. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 877018.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 295-308

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  • Accession Number: 00722327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-282-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM