We determine whether a given project qualifies for an environmental impact assessment based on its type. We specify this with the help of technical and technological values, the size of the activity, and in particular – toxicity to the surrounding environment.
Polish law defines the following division for projects:
Group I – these are investments that can always have a significant impact on the environment. Conducting an EIA is obligatory in this case.
Group II– these are projects that may have a significant impact on nature. Whether it will be necessary to carry out an environmental report is determined by a provision. The results of the qualification have an impact here.
Membership to a particular group is defined in the regulation of the Council of Ministers, which was issued pursuant to Article 60 of the Act on sharing information about the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessment. It takes into account the possible impact of specific investments on the environment.