Article 22-1 of the Environmental Policy Act provides requirements and procedures for Special Countermeasure Areas, stating that "The Minister of Environment shall, through consultation with ministers of related ministries, mayors and governors, designate and announce areas where environmental pollution or changes in the nat..
Special Acts on the Three Major Rivers' Watershed Management - Nakdong, Geum and Yeongsan Rivers - were finally passed by the Environment and Labor Committee of the National Assembly on 30 November 2001. These Acts, along with the already enacted Special Act for Han River (1999), finally institutes the Comprehensive River Basin Managemen..
1. Emission/Effluent Charges
The Effluent Charge System was first introduced in accordance with the provisions of both the Air Quality Preservation Act and the Water Quality Preservation Act of 1983. Until 1996, charge was levied only on manufacturers that released more effluents than were permitted under the environmental standards. H..
1. Environmental Impact Assessment and the Prior Environmental Review
Although the System for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was initiated in 1981, the actual supporting policies and actions began after the Environmental Impact Assessment Act was enacted in l993. Activities requiring EIA consist of 62 project types in 17 fields..