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Tasks of the Czech Geological Survey

The Czech Geological Survey (CGS) functions as the state geological survey (SGS) in the Czech Republic and performs related tasks as authorized by the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) by virtue of Act No. 62/1988, on geological work. This involves the collection, processing and provision of information regarding geological structure, protection and use of mineral and groundwater resources, and geohazards.

Primary SGS tasks, as stipulated by law:

  1. Collection, permanent storage, processing, assessment and provision of geological documentation and of the results of geological projects carried out by individuals and organizations in the Czech Republic, by virtue of Act No. 62/1988, on geological work, and MoE Decree No. 368/2004, on geological documentation. The documents are used primarily to provide technical assisstance to state and local authorities, for the needs of environmental management and protection in terms of permanently sustainable development, for the safeguarding and inventory of mineral resources, for land-use planning, for the national mineral policy and energy concept, for the use of national mineral resources, for directing and managing the geological survey of reserved minerals and other mineral resources, for free access to information, for the needs of individuals and legal entities, and for scientific needs;
  2. management of the Specialized Archive of the State Geological Survey by virtue of Act No. 499/2004, on archives and records management and on amendements to certain acts;
  3. development, expansion, maintenance and continuous updating of the Information System of the State Geological Survey by virtue of Act No. 365/2000, on public administration information systems, providing effective access to data and information;
  4. planning, performing and assessing geological projects for the needs of the Czech Republic;
  5. assessments and research concerning environmental geofactors and unusual geologic structures (identified and probable mineral deposits, areas with specific enginnering-geology conditions – abandoned mine lands and landslide areas) by virtue of Act No. 62/1988, on geological work.

SGS tasks carried out by the CGS as authorized by the MoE:

  1. Fulfilling the duties of an organization charged with safeguarding and inventorying unexploited reserved mineral deposits by virtue of Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act);
  2. management of the Impacts of Mine Workings Database by virtue of Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act), and MoE Decree No. 363/1992, on the survey and inventory of impacts of mine workings, based on reports concerning detected impacts of mine workings and in collaboration with the MoE and District Mining Authorities (OBÚ) dealing with reported mining impacts;
  3. development, management and regular updating of the Inventory of Closed and Abandoned Mining Waste Facilities of the Czech Republic according to Act No. 157/2009, on mining waste management and on amendments to certain acts for the purpose of implementing Directive EU 2006/21/ES of the European Parliament and of the Council (on the management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/ES);
  4. inventory of newly commenced geological projects by virtue of Act No. 62/1988, on geological work;
  5. provision of territorial data for land-use analysis documents according to Act No. 183/2006, on land-use planning and the building code (Building Act);
  6. management of an inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits by virtue of Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act), and Decree No. 497/1992, on the inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits;
  7. annual compilation of the "Register of Mineral Deposit Reserves of the Czech Republic" according to Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act), and Decree No. 497/1992, on the inventory of reserves of reserved mineral deposits based on the Geo(MŽP)V3-01 statistical report;
  1. inventory and monitoring of landslides and other hazardous slope deformations according to Act 62/1988, on geological work;
  2. management of the Mine Land Reclamation and Remediation Database on behalf of the MoE – safeguarding mining areas and environmental supervision of mining (Act No. 272/1996);
  3. management of the inventory of permits for prospecting and exploration of reserved mineral deposits; preparation of assessments concerning new approvals issued by the MoE according to Act No. 62/1988, on geological work, and management of the Database of Preliminary Mining Lease Approvals preparation of assessments concerning new approvals issued by the MoE according to Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act);
  4. management of the Abandoned Mine Lands Database of the Czech Republic by virtue of Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act);
  5. development and management of the Undergroung Mines Database of the Czech Republic as agreed upon by representatives of the MoE, the MPO (Ministry of Industry and Trade) and the ČBÚ (Czech Mining Authority), for the purpose of processing documents for the government and dealing with underground mines according to Act No. 44/1988, on the protection and use of mineral resources (Mining Act), and MoE Decree No. 363/1992., on the survey and inventory of impacts of mine workings;
  6. management of the Mining Maps Database;
  7. management of the inventory of reserves of non-reserved mineral deposits (construction minerals);
  8. management of the inventory of prognostic mineral resources according to Act No. 62/1988, on geological work;
  9. management of the boreholes, inventory, including hydrogeological and geophysical data;
  10. management of the Samples Database (drill cores, samples);
  11. management of the Geophysical Database (magnetometry, radiometry, gamma-ray spectrometry, gravimetry, petrophysics, seismology, geoelectrics – VES measurements) and maps of geophysical surveys.

SGS tasks carried out by the CGS on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO):

  1. Annual compilation of the „Summary of Reserves in Mining Leases and Other Exploited Deposits of Non-Reserved Minerals“ and „Inventory of Reserves of Non-Reserved Mineral Deposits of the Czech Republic“ 24. based on the 24. Hor(MPO)1-01 statistical report as authorized by the MPO and Act No. 89/1995, on the state statistical service;
  2. research activities and information support (level of exploration and mining impacts, diagrams and charts on mineral reserves and production, mineral prices, technical documents and publications) for the national mineral policy, regional mineral policies, the use of mineral resources, and the national energy concept.

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Czech Geological Survey
Kostelní 364/26
170 06 Praha 7
phone: +420234742144
fax: +420 234 742 290
vit.strupl@geologycz
Czech Geological Survey
Kostelní 364/26
170 06 Praha 7
phone: +420234742110
fax: +420 234 742 290
jaromir.stary@geologycz