Act on Environmental Impact Assessment procedure - Finland

Applies to all projects that may be expected to have considerable negative environmental impacts. The Act lists the types of projects that must always be subjected to EIAs, such as motorways, airports, large harbours, and major poultry- and pig-farming facilities. EIA procedure may also be required for individual projects where harmful environmental impacts are likely, on the basis of decisions made by the regional Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure 252/2017 (in Finnish) (Finlex) Decree on Environmental Impact Assesment Procedure 277/2017 (in Finnish) (Finlex)

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Visibility Public
Resource type Policy document

OPERANDUM metadata

Data status Approved by OPERANDUM committee
Main data type Other
Other data type Permitting path

NBS metadata

Has NBS relation False
NBS approach
  • Implementation
  • Protection
NBS habitat
  • Coastal
  • Cropland
  • Grassland
  • Marine inlets and transitional waters
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Sparsely vegetated land
  • Urban
  • Wetlands
  • Woodland and forest
NBS hazard Unknown
NBS policy level
  • EU
  • National
NBS type
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Hybrid (green-blue-grey)

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Record created October 1, 2019, Last Updated August 2, 2021