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Environmental permitting process

This guide explains the environmental assessment process that may be applicable in connection with the establishment of an industrial plant, as well as average processing times required at relevant review bodies

In brief:

  • Environmentally hazardous activities encompass any use of land, buildings or facilities that may give rise to emissions into soil or water or to other human disruptions or environment
  • The conduct of certain types of environmentally hazardous activities require either notification or permission according to the Swedish Environmental Code.
  • Environmentally hazardous activities are classified into four primary review levels based on the scope and environmental impact of the activity.
  • Average processing time required by an environmental assessment delegation is a total of approximately 12 months.
Document information
Date: 28 Mar 2019
Size: 2.7 MB(pdf)