National Inspectorate For Environment, Nature and Water
H-1016 Budapest, Mészáros u. 58/a.
Post: 1539 Bp. P.O. Box. 675
founding and supervisory body of the National Inspectorate is the
Ministry for Environment and Water. The Inspectorate is a ministerial
organisation under the supervision of the minister for environment and
water, its budget is part of the central administration's budget.
jurisdiction covers the whole area of Hungary. The 10 regional
inspectorates for environment, nature and water and 2 sub-offices are
the 'green authorities' at first instance, while their supervisory
National Inspectorate works mainly as an authority at second instance.
on appeals or as a supervisory body, the first instance decisions
related to environmental issues are reviewed by the National
Inspectorate. The authority work performed by regional inspactorates is
coordinated and controlled by the National Inspectorate.
first instance authority - set by legislation for environment, nature
and water - the National Inspectorate issues permits for certain
activities, gives expert authority opinions, imposes fines and
Concerning transboundary environmental issues, it coordinates international co-operations.In
the field of authority work, it plays role in the implementation of
international co-operation individually, but the ministry may charge
other tasks also in this regard.
It takes part in the tasks
connected to the EU integration, in PHARE and ISPA projects, may
contribute to the formulation of environmental policy and works actively
in the IMPEL, the informal network of environmental inspectors of the
EU.Its quarterly publication is called The Green Authority Bulletin.