The Czech Environmental Inspectorate is obliged to provide information in accordance with both the information acts:
- the Inspectorate is obliged to provide information about the environment according to the Act No. 123/1998 on the right to know information on the environment,
- the Inspectorate is obliged to provide “general” information related to their competence according to the Act No. 106/1999 on free access to information.
A request for information to be provided can be applied for orally or in a written form, and even through telecommunication devices (by phone, telex, fax, or other practicable form) to regional inspectorates or to the Headquarters of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate in case of all-state summarized information.
According to acts No. 123/1998 and 106/1999 the Czech Environmental Inspectorate employees shall provide a reply to any query by phone or in a written form. The information cannot be provided only in case of confidentiality in state interest or in case of information subject to protection of personal and individual data, protection of personal rights, intellectual property or business secret and in other cases defined by the Act No.123/1988.
Every year the Czech Environmental Inspectorate deals with hundreds of requests for information and only once in the last two years a part of a request was rejected.
A request for information to be provided according to the Act No. 123/1998 shall be processed in 30 days after the request has been received (by making the information accessible or by issuing a decision on rejection due to legal obligation), in extraordinary cases up to 60 days. Similarly, a request for information to be provided according to the Act No. 106/1999 shall be processed in 15 days after receiving it, however, if there are some significant reasons this term can be extended by 10 days as a maximum.
1. A copy of required information :
1.1 single-sided reprographic copy (black and white) 2,- CZK
1.2 both-sided reprographic copy (black and white) 3,- CZK
1.3 CD price 6.- CZK 1.4 DVD price 10,- CZK
2. Fax information
2.1 fax page 2.50 CZK