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Law, Regulation or Guideline
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Date of creation
2019-08-01 11:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-01 11:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General Information
  • Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria
Title of document
Act on Liability for Preventing and Remedying Ecological Damages
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Liability and redress
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Act on Liability for Preventing and Remedying Ecological Damages regulates the liability for prevention and remedying of ecological damages while observing "the polluter pays" principle and the principle of sustainable development.

The Act defines:
1. the ecological damages and the imminent threat for appearing of such damages;
2. the authorities of the executive bodies and the rights and obligations of the operators;
3. the procedures for choice and realizing preventive and remedial measures, including consultations with the public;
4. property liability of the operators and the financial-economical organization for providing the activities for prevention and remedying of ecological damages;
5. the requirements for cooperation and exchange of information in relation to ecological damages with other states and with the European Commission.

The Act applies in the cases of caused ecological damages or imminent threat for appearing of ecological damages, caused by action or inaction.
Date of entry into force
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The translation in English is not official.
Тhe version uploaded is current as of 1 August 2019.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment and Water
22 Maria Louisa Blvd
Bulgaria, 1000
Phone:+3592 940 6123
Fax:+3592 940 6127
Url:Bulgarian Biodiversity Portal,Ministry of Environment and Water