March 25, 2011

Israel Approves Environmental Enforcement Law

Filed under: Uncategorized — inece @ 8:41 pm

Copyright: Yan Vugenfirer

The Environmental Enforcement Law, initiated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, was approved for second and third readings by the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee on March 14, 2011.

The law applies the inspection powers of the ministry to the State and its agencies, including the Israel Defense Forces and defense agencies (which will be subject to a separate enforcement procedure). In addition, the law widens the powers of the ministry’s environmental inspectors, including the authority to enter a premise, take samples and measurements, seize any object linked to the environmental offense and conduct investigations.

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