Introduction

Updated to: 09 October 2013

On April 3rd 2005, Estonian Environmental Assessment legislation in its current form was born. This page describes the current EIA/SEA procedure (after 31st December 2011, small specifications have been made since 2005).
Environmental Impact Assessment is to identify, assess and describe the expected environmental impacts of proposed activities and analyze prevention or mitigation options and selection of the most suitable solution
Strategic environmental assessment aims at raising awareness of decision makers and as a result of environmental conditions for a sustainable environment for the development of the plan or the addition of the composition of the development plan.
The EIA system is going to clarify and become more abstract when the Environmental Code Act with the special part of the Act will come into force.