A licence must be obtained for extracting soil resources. Municipalities control the extraction of soil within their own regions. According to the Mining Act (gold panning, ore prospecting, mining) the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, Tukes, acts as the licensing and supervision authority.
| Activity || |
Licence, notification or
| Authority responsible |
| Mining activity || |
Municipal environmental protection committee
| Gold panning || Gold panning permit || Tukes |
| Extracting soil resources || Soil resource extraction permit || Municipality |
| Exploration || Exploration permit || Tukes |
In certain professions, a person must fulfil certain professional qualification requirements stipulated in legislation. Requirements may refer to training and/or professional experience or passing certain examinations.
Water management projects
Environmental information for companies