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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-08-14 10:10 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-14 10:10 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General Information
  • Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria
Title of document
Environmental Protection Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Public awareness and participation
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Environmental Protection Act regulates:
1. the environmental protection for the present and the future generations and protection of human
2. the preservation of the biological diversity in compliance with the natural bio-geographic
characteristic of the country;
3. the preservation and the use of the components of environment;
4. the control and the management of the factors, damaging the environment;
5. the implementing of control over the status of environment and the sources of pollution;
6. the prevention and the restriction of pollution;
7. the creating and the functioning of the National system for monitoring of the environment;
8. environmental protection strategies, programmes and plans;
9. the collecting and the access to the information about environment;
10. the economic organisation of environmental protection activities;
11. the rights and the obligations of the state, the municipalities, the corporate bodies and the
individuals regarding environmental protection.

Chapter II of the Environmental Protection Act specifically deals with the rights of the public to be informed on the environmental matters.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Information about document text
The translation in English is not official.
Тhe version uploaded is current as of 14 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