By 8 December 2015, a public consultation on the draft resolution of the Malopolska Regional Assembly is being held on the introduction of restrictions concerning the operation of fuel combustion installations in the municipality of Krakow.

The document is available on the Public Information Bulletin of the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region, at www.malopolska.pl/antysmogowa. Comments and motions to the draft resolution can be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: powietrze@umwm.pl or in writing to the following address: Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region, Environment Department, 30-017 Krakow, 56 Racławicka.

In addition, on 27 November 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Congress Center of the University of Agriculture, 29 Listopada Avenue 46 in Krakow, there will be a public hearing on the draft resolution.

The draft of the new resolution was adopted by the Management Board of the Malopolska Region on November 12, 2015 simultaneously with the entry into force of the amendment of the Environmental Protection Law which extended the scope of the legal basis for the adoption of this resolution. According to the new wording of Art. 96 of the Act, the Malopolska Regional Assembly can, by way of a resolution, in order to prevent negative effects on human health or the environment, introduce restrictions or prohibitions concerning the operation of installations in which fuel combustion takes place.

The draft resolution subject to official consultations takes into account the remarks of the majority of the inhabitants involved in the initial consultations concerning the assumptions of the resolution. The vast majority of people voted in favor of introducing a complete ban on solid fuels in Krakow for heating individual buildings.