Request for the document on requirements and conditions pertaining to nature conservation


According to the Law on Nature Conservation ("Official Gazette of RS", no. 36/2009, 88/2010, 91/2010-correction, 14/2016 and 95/2018-another law) documents on requirements and conditions are issued by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, based on the submitted request regarding the process of drafting plans, basic documents, programs, projects, works and activities in mining, energetics, transport, waterpower engineering, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing, tourism and other fields affecting nature.

The official document on conditions in form of a Decision must be obtained when drafting the project-technical and spatial planning documents, basis and managing programs and when using natural resources, that is when the project managers (legal entity or individuals) use natural resources, perform constructing and other jobs, activities and interventions in nature.

The request submitted may only refer to one plan, basic document, program, project, work or activity.

The request for issuing the Decision on the conditions of nature conservation must include:

• The exact name of the legal entity submitting the request, its address, e-mail, phone number and tax identification number or name, surname, address, e-mail, phone number (mobile) and identification number if the request is submitted by an individual.
• Information on the type of works and the holder of the document, or investor.
• Information on the location with adequate cartographic and graphic appendices, whereas for projects, a copy of cadastre plan is required.
• Brief description of the objectives, intended activities and main results expected, whereas for projects, a preliminary design is required.

For a detailed geological survey, a project should be submitted in digital form, on the CD or DVD.

The document on requirements and conditions regarding nature conservation is issued by the Institute in the form of a Decision. According to the aforementioned law, the issuance of the Decision is charged. In addition to the Republic Administrative Fee (Law on Republic Administrative Fees), the issuance of a Decision shall also be subject to a fee for issuing a decision - an act on requirements and conditions pertaining to nature conservation, which is in accordance with the Rulebook on the amount and method of charge calculation for the issuance of the act on the conditions and requirements regarding nature conservation (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 73/2011 and 106/2013). The Rulebook determines the amount and method of calculation of a fee, the entities liable to fee payment as well as the release or deduction from the obligation to pay the fee.


The unofficial revised text of the Rulebook in Serbian language is downloadable HERE.

How to submit the request:

The address to submit the request for the Decision on requirements and conditions pertaining to nature conservation together with a proof of the Republic Administrative Fee payment in the amount of 840.00 RSD, is the Headquarters of the Institute, Dr Ivana Ribara 91, 11070 Belgrade or the Office in Niš, Vožda Karađorđa 14, Niš. The other way to submit the request is by registered mail or by personal delivery at the premises of the Institute.

The Institute will review the request and issue the Decision, informing the applicant on the issuance of the Decision and sending the receipt on issuance charges.

Once the applicant has provided the proof of payment, the Institute will send the Decision to the address stated in the request.

According to the Law on Republic Administrative Fees (“Official Gazette of RS”, no. 43/2003, 51/2003, 61/2005, 5/2009, 54/2009, 50/2011, 93/2012, 65/2013-another law, 83/2015, 112/2015, 113/2017, 3/2018, 50/2018 and 95/2018), which determines the Republic administrative fee, requests without administrative fee paid will not be taken into consideration.

The request for the Decision on requirements and conditions pertaining to nature conservation fee is 310.00 RSD, whereas the issuance of the Decision fee is 530.00 RSD, and the total amount of the fee (840.00 RSD) may be summed up in one slip and thus paid.

Payment of the administrative fee shall be transferred through payment slips to the current account of the Budget, and should include the following data:
Purpose of payment: Republic Administrative Fee (Republička administrativna taksa)
Recipient: Budget of the Republic of Serbia (Budžet Republike Srbije)
Account No: 840-742221843-57, model 97, reference number 59 013

If you make a cash payment, the payment code is 153, and if the payment is completed by transfer order, payment code is 253.

Note:
The name of the legal entity or name and surname (for individuals) on the payment slip must comply with the name stated in the request.

Pursuant to Article 18 of the Law on Republic Administrative Fees the following entities are exempt from fee charges:

1) Administrations, organizations and institutions of the Republic of Serbia
2) Administrations and organizations of Autonomous province or local self-government
3) Compulsory social insurance organizations
4) The institutions established by the Republic of Serbia, Autonomous province or local self-governments
4a) Churches and religious communities registered in accordance with the Law on Churches and Religious Communities
5) Red Cross of Serbia
6) Diplomatic or consular missions of a foreign country subject to reciprocity.

In case of not commencing the works and activities to which the Decision pertains within two years of receiving the Decision on requirements and conditions pertaining to nature conservation, the applicant is obliged to obtain the new Decision.

One can appeal against the Institute’s Decision to the Ministry in charge of environmental protection within 15 days of the Decision receipt. The complaint is to be submitted to the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, with the proof of payment of the Republic Administrative fee in the amount of 470.00 RSD to the current account no. 840-742221843-57, reference number 59013, model 97.