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18 Mar  2019 361

Uzbekistan introduces legislative changes to fight air pollution

The relevant amendments and additions to the Law "On the Protection of Atmospheric Air" define the powers of the Government and the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection in the field of air protection.

Now the Government determines the standards for maximum permissible emissions of pollutants and biological organisms into the atmospheric air, while previously it was within the authority of the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection.

Ministry of Internal Affairs got the right to limit and suspend the activities of those violating the standards. Previously, these restrictions were applied only by khokimiyats, the State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, and the Ministry of Health.

The import or export of ozone-depleting substances  now is carried out only basing on permits issued by the authorities on ecology and environmental protection.

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