The objective of this Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which is composed of 18 articles and four Annexes, is to to improve the ecological condition of the soil with the use of excavated material or artificially prepared soil. This Regulation also lays down conditions for the use of building materials, prepared from processed or unprocessed waste of mineral resources if it is in contact with rainwater, groundwater or surface water. Control of the implementation of this Regulation shall be conducted by the inspectors responsible for environmental protection.
Implements: Environmental Protection Act. (2006-04-04)
Amended by: Decree amending the Decree on soil pollution caused by waste. (2011-07-28)
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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war.