Slovak Environment Agency (SEA)
Slovak Environmental Agency is a professional organisation of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic (MoE SR) with nationwide scope of powers, which focuse on the environment protection and landscape planning in accordance with principles of sustainable development.
SEA was established by the Decision of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic of 17 May 1993 as an agency of the Ministry of the Environment of the SR fully funded from the state budget. Since 1 January 2001 it has been operating as a subsidized organisation receiving contributions from MoE SR. In 2005 SEA was awarded the Quality Management System Certificate and the Environmental Management System Certificate in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 standards.
SEA consists of the Headquarters in Banská Bystrica and four specialised centres with nationwide scope of powers controlled from the Headquarters:
- Centre of Environmental Sciences and Informatics
- Centre of Natural and Energy Resources Planning
- Centre of Landscape Creation and Environmental Education
- Centre of Waste Management and Environmental Management
In the above areas SEA provides the Ministry of Environment with expert and supporting documentation for drat strategies, concepts, programmes and legal regulations; moreover it coordinates activities, holds conferences, seminars, trainings, exhibitions and other events, compiles plans and assesses their fulfilment, prepares or procures projects, standpoints, expert opinions, information and documents, provides professional supervision over application of environmental legal regulations and expert activities focused on fulfilment of commitments of the Slovak Republic resulting from international conventions, provides the Ministry with expert assistance in harmonisation of environmental legislation of the Slovak Republic with regulations and procedures of the European Union and cooperates with concerned expert institutions in the Slovak Republic and abroad.
SEA – Headquarters
Tajovského 28, 975 90 Banská Bystrica
tel.: +421 – 48 – 4374 111