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Surface water and groundwater protection

National legislation

2007-12-22

 

General legislation regulating surface water and groundwater protection


  • Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Environment Protection (Official Gazette, No. 5-75, 1992; No. 57-1335, 1996).

  • Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Water (Official Gazette, No. 104-2615, 1997; No. 36-1544, 2003);

  • Underground Law of the Republic of Lithuania (Official Gazette, No. 35-1164, 2001);

  • Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Environmental Monitoring (Official Gazette, No. 112-2824, 1997);

  • Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Environmental Impact Assessment of Planned Economic Activities (Official Gazette, No. 82-1965, 1996; Official Gazette, No. 39-1092, 2000);

  • Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Protected Areas (Official Gazette, No. 63-1188, 1993; No. 108-3902, 2001);

  • Resolution No. 343 On the Approval of Special Conditions for the Exploitation of Land and Forest of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 12 May 1992 (Official Gazette, No. 22-652, 1992; No. 2-43, 1996);

  • Resolution No. 130 On the Approval of State Environmental Monitoring Programme for 2005-2010 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 7 February 2005 (Official Gazette, No. 19-608, 2005);

  • Order No. 80 On the Approval of the Rules of the Issuance, Renewal and Annulment of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Approvals of the Minister of Environment dated 27 February 2002 (Official Gazette, No. 85-3684, 2002; Official Gazette, No. 103-3829, 2005; No. 120-4571, 2006; No. 5-230, 2007).

Basin management of water resources:

  • Resolution No. 198 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Provision of Information About River Basin Districts to the Society, Water Consumers and Other Interested Parties of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 23 February 2004 (Official Gazette, No. 30-984, 2004);

  • Order No. 457 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Establishment of Objectives of Water Protection of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 15 September 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 92-4179, 2003);

  • Order No. 471 On the Formation of River Basin Districts and the Appointment of the Authority for the Administration of These Districts to Achieve Water Protection Objectives of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 September 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 99-4467, 2003);

  • Order No. 707 On the Attribution of Groundwater Bodies to River Basin Districts of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 December 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 21-654, 2004);

  • Order No. 719 On the Approval of Methodological Provisions for the Assessment of Groundwater Bodies and Attribution Thereof to River Basin Districts of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 December 2003;

  • Order No. 472 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Description of River Basin Districts, Assessment of Impact of Human Activities on the Condition of Water Bodies, Economic Analysis of the Use of Water and Compilation of Data on River Basin Districts of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 September 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 99-4468, 2003);

  • Order No. 591 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Development of the Plan for the Management of River Basin Districts and the Action Programme to Achieve Water Protection Objectives, and Co-ordination Thereof with Foreign States of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 November 2003 (Official Gazette, No.114-5170, 2003);

  • Order No. 329 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Compilation and Classification of Data on Protected Areas in River Basin Districts of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 30 June 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 69-3152, 2003);

  • Order No. 726 On the Approval of General Provisions for the Monitoring of Water Bodies of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 31 December 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 10-290, 2004);

  • Order No. 685 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Collection of Information About Water Protection and Management from Public and Municipal Authorities and Other Public Legal Entities, and Reporting to the Commission of the European Communities of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 December 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 8-191, 2004).



Reduction of water pollution caused by agricultural sources

  • Resolution No. 1076 On the Programme for the Reduction of State Water Pollution Caused by Agricultural Sources of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 26 August 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 83-3792, 2003);

  • Order No. 452/607 On the Approval of Provisions for the Protection of Water from Pollution Caused by Nitrogen Compounds from Agricultural Sources of the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 19 December 2001 (Official Gazette, No. 1-14, 2002);

  • Order No. D1-367/3D-342 On the Approval of Environmental Provisions for Manure Management of the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania dated 14 July 2005 (Official Gazette, No. 92-3434, 2005);

  • Order No. 475/3D-397 On the Approval of the Procedure of Conveying Information About Water Pollution Caused by Agricultural Sources to the European Commission of the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania dated 29 September 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 68-2380, 2004).



Reduction of discharge of hazardous substances with wastewater:

  • Order D1-515 On the Approval of Regulation on Wastewater Management of the Minister of Environment dated 8 October 2007 (Official Gazette, No. 110-4522, 2007);

  • Order No. 623 On the Approval of Rules for the Reduction of Water Pollution with Priority Hazardous Substances of the Minister of Environment dated 21 December 2001 (Official Gazette, No. 14-522, 2002);

  • Order No. D1-71 On the Approval of the Programme for the Reduction of Water Pollution with Hazardous Substances of the Minister of Environment dated 13 February 2004 (Official Gazette, No. 46-1539, 2004);

  • Order No. 643 On the Approval of Recommendations for the Development of Programmes for the Reduction of Water Pollution with Hazardous Substances of the Minister of Environment dated 21 December 2001 (Official Gazette, No. 14-524, 2002);

  • Order No. 267 On the Amendment of Certain Orders of the Minister of Environment Regulating Wastewater Management of the Minister of Environment dated 22 May 2002 (Official Gazette, No. 62-2533, 2002);

  • Order No. 696 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Compilation of Data on Priority Hazardous Substances and Hazardous Substances and Reporting of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 31 December 2002 (Official Gazette, No. 9-314, 2003);

  • Order No. 171 Procedure of Primary Accounting and Control of Pollutants Contained in Discharged Wastewater and Exploitation of Water Resources of the Minister of Environment dated 30 March 2001 (Official Gazette, No. 29-941, 2001);

  • Order No. 408 On the Approval of the Procedure of Accounting of Wastewater Discharge into the Environment of the Minister of Environment dated 20 December 1999 (Official Gazette, No. 8-213, 2000; No. 83-2903, 2001; No. 5-191, 2002; No. 79-3610, 2003).



Groundwater protection:

  • Order No. 472 On the Approval of Rules for Groundwater Protection from Pollution with Hazardous Substances of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 21 September 2001 (Official Gazette, No. 83-2906, 2001);

  • Order No. 470 On the Approval of the Procedure of Conveying Information About Groundwater Protection from Pollution Caused by Certain Hazardous Substances to the European Commission of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 September 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 68-2379, 2003);

  • Order No. 1-06 On the Approval of the Procedure of Stocktaking the Discharge of Hazardous Substances into Groundwater and Collection of Information of the Director of the Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of Environment dated 3 February 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 17-770, 2003);

  • Order No. 1-59 On the Approval of the Procedure for the Monitoring of Groundwater of Economic Operators of the Director of the Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of Environment dated 24 October 2003 (Official Gazette, No. 101-4578, 2003);

  • Order No. 611 On the Approval of LAND 9-2002 Requirements for Cleaning of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated with Oil Products and the Restriction of Pollution of the Minister of Environment dated 27 November 2002 (Official Gazette, No. 119-5368, 2002).



Other legislation:

  • Resolution No. 549 On the Amendment of Resolution No. 589 “On the Measures to Improve the Ecological Status of the Karst Region of North Lithuania” of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 24 December 1991 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 1 June 2006 (Official Gazette, No. 64-2364, 2006);

  • Resolution No. 1055 On the Approval of 2007-2010 Programme for the Assessment of Geological Conditions in Biržai and Pasvalys and Engineering Geological Investigations of the Increasingly Active Karst Process in Biržai Region of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania dated 25 October 2006 (Official Gazette, No. 115-4377, 2006);

  • Order No. D1-98 On the Amendment of Order No. 540 “On the Approval of Rules for Establishing Protection Zones and Shore Protection Strips of Surface Waters” of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 7 November 2001 of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 14 February 2007 (Official Gazette, No. 95-3372, 2001; No. 23-892, 2007);

  • Order No. D1-23 On the Approval of the Environmental Conditions for Dredging Performed in Water Bodies for Shipping Purposes of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 10 January 2007 (Official Gazette, No. 7-295, 2007);

  • Order No. D1-647 On the Approval of Recommendations R 44-05 for the Assessment of the Environmental Impact of the Cleaning of Lakes of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 14 December 2004 (Official Gazette, No. 184-6808, 2004);

  • Order No. D1-34 On the Approval of Environmental (Except Air) Protection Provisions for the Design, Construction and Operation of Liquid Fuel Stations (LAND 1-2003) of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 20 January 2004 (Official Gazette, No. 34-1114, 2004);

  • Order No. D1-434 On the Approval of Environmental Protection Provisions for the Installation and Operation of Personal Liquid Fuel Stations and Personal Liquid Fuel Containers (LAND 80-2006) of the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania dated 29 September 2006 (Official Gazette, No. 107-4064, 2006).


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas