This Act (as amended by Law No 96 of 2002) regulates the protection of the environment for the present and future generations and protection of human health (Article 1). Conservation and use of the bowels of the Earth upon prospecting, exploration and extraction of subsoil resources, including the use of past mining and processing worksites, shall follow a procedure established by this Act and by the Subsoil Resources Act (i. e. mining law) (Article 48).
Environment Protection Act
Law No. 86 of 1991