The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law “amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine with the aim of preserving the environment (concerning the strengthening of responsibility for actions aimed at air pollution and the destruction or damage to plant objects) “.
The adoption of Bill 2339 was generally supported by 328 deputies with the required minimum of 226, according to a correspondent for Ukrinform.
By law, fines for air pollution, destruction or degradation of plant life, violation of fire safety requirements in forests and unauthorized burning of dry vegetation or its debris are significantly increased.
Thus, pollution or other changes in the natural properties of atmospheric air are harmful to life, human health or the environment by substances, waste or other materials of industrial or other production due to violation of special rules, if this creates a danger to life, human health or the environment, this may be punished with a fine of one thousand eight hundred to three thousand six hundred of the minimum non-taxable income of citizens (from 30 600 UAH to 61,200 UAH) or a restriction of liberty for a maximum duration of three years with deprivation of right l certain positions or exercise certain activities for the same period.
For the destruction or damage of forests, green spaces around settlements, along railways, as well as thatch, dry wild grasses, vegetation or their debris on agricultural land by fire or any other generally dangerous method, a fine of five thousand four hundred and nine thousand non-taxable minimum income of citizens (from 91,800 to 153,000 UAH) or restriction of liberty for a period of two to five years, or imprisonment for the same duration.
Violation of fire safety requirements in forests will result in a fine for citizens of ninety to two hundred and seventy minimum income tax-exempt citizens (from 1530 to 4590 UAH) and for civil servants – two one hundred seventy to nine hundred minimum income tax-exempt citizens (from 4590 UAH to 15300 UAH)
The destruction or damage to the forest resulting from careless handling of the fire, as well as the violation of fire safety requirements in the forests, resulting in a forest fire or its spread over a large area, may be punished with a fine inflicted on citizens from two hundred seventy to nine hundred minimum income tax-exempt citizens (from 4590 UAH up to 15,300 UAH) and for civil servants – from six hundred thirty to one thousand eighty minimum income not taxable by citizens (from 10,710 UAH to 18,360 UAH).
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However, it is proposed that the burning of stubble, meadows, pastures, steppe areas, wetlands and other natural plants, vegetation or its debris and fallen leaves on agricultural land, in the extent of roads and railways, in parks and other green spaces. plantations and lawns in colonies without respecting the order established by the central executive authority, ensuring the formation of state policy in the field of environmental protection, implied Proposal of course on citizens 180- 300 sixty non-taxable minimum income of citizens (from 3060 USD to 6120 USD) and for civil servants – 900-1200 sixty minimum non-taxable income of citizens (from 15 300 USD to 21 420 USD).
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The same actions undertaken in the territories and objects of the nature reserve fund will result in a fine for citizens of three hundred sixty to seven hundred and twenty minimum income tax-exempt for citizens (from 6,120 UAH to 12,240 UAH) and for civil servants – from one thousand two hundred and sixty to one thousand eight hundred minimum income tax-exempt citizens (21,420 UAH to 36,000 UAH).
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This law comes into force the day after its publication in the parliamentary newspaper “Voice of Ukraine”.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru