The act regulates principles and modalities during making available information on the environment and its protections, environmental impact assessments and principles of social participation in environmental protection. It also estabilishes the General Directorate for Environmental Protection, the purpose of which will be to make the environmental management process more efficient. The act introduces a provision acording to which enterprises that may significantly or potentially significantly affect the environment and the Natura 2000 areas will require carrying out an impact assessment within the confines of which specified were: environment, health and living conditions of the people, property, historical monuments, availability of minerals, methods of prevention and limitation of environmental impact of planned investent as well as the scope of monitoring of the enterprise. The act also applies to forestry, in particular the basic forest document, i.e. the forest organistation plan, which may be treated as one of the strategic documents.