1988: The Mining Act (Act 44/1988 Coll.) was instituted to establish principles for the protection and economical utilization of mineral resources, especially in prospecting and exploration work, opening, preparation and extraction of mineral deposits.
1991: The Ministry of the Environment was created, featuring wide-ranging competencies with respect to preparing and implementing policies aimed at correcting many of the mistakes of the past and providing a healthier environment for citizens who used to live in some of the worst European “black spots”.
1992: The Act on Protection of Nature and the Landscape was signed, setting the framework for the conservation of nature.
1995: The Forest act was promulgated, governing the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable management of forests.
1995: The State Environmental Policy was formulated to reduce pollutant emissions and improve air and water quality.
1998: Law No.123 (Access to Information on the Environment) was approved, guaranteeing the right to timely and complete information on the state of the environment and natural resources.
2001: The Waste Act was introduced, emphasizing waste prevention and defining the hierarchy of waste handling to promote the fundamental principles of environmental and health protection in waste handling.
2008: The Act on Prevention and Remedying of Environmental Damage (Act 167/2008 Coll.) was passed, outlining the rights and duties of persons in prevention and remedying of environmental damage if it has occurred or is imminent in direct relation to protected species of wild fauna and flora, natural habitats defined by this Act, water or land.
2011: Act No. 350/2011 Coll. (On Chemical Substances and Chemical Mixtures) was promulgated, determining the rights and obligations under the manufacture, classification, testing of dangerous properties, packaging, labelling, and placing on the market, use, export and import of chemicals or substances contained in mixtures or articles.
2012: The Air Protection Act was brought into force, preventing air pollution and reducing the level thereof so as to reduce risks to human health.
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic: firstname.lastname@example.org