An environmental permit is required for any activity that poses a risk of environmental pollution. The activities that require an environmental permit are listed in the government decree on environmental protection.
In general, no environmental permit is needed for activities whose environmental protection requirements are regulated by a government decree. Instead, the municipal environmental protection authorities will register the activity in the information system for environmental protection. In addition, the amendment (1 February 2019) to the Environmental Protection Act means that some activities previously subject to an environmental permit now fall under the notification procedure.
The City of Kajaani’s environmental protection authority is the Environmental Technical Committee’s Environmental and Permits Sub-committee, which processes applications for land extraction permits, as well as environmental permits that fall under the municipality’s authority. Contact the City’s Environmental Protection Department in matters concerning air pollution control, prevention of water pollution, waste management and noise.