Rada sent back for revision the draft law on the assessment of the impact on the environment

Рада отправила на доработку законопроект об оценке влияния на окружающую среду

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU) has returned to the Committee for preparation to the repeated first reading the draft law No. 2009a-d “On the assessment of the impact on the environment”.

So, the MPs failed to collect at least 226 votes for the adoption of the document as a basis, after which 231 voice sent the draft law back for revision.

According to the explanatory note to the document, its purpose is to establish the legal and organizational basis for the implementation of the impact assessment on the environment and ensure the implementation by Ukraine of its international obligations under the Convention on assessment of environmental impact in a transboundary context (Espoo Convention) and the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice on issues relating to the environment (Aarhus Convention), party to which is Ukraine, and also implementation in national legislation the provisions of Directive 2003/4/EC and 2011/92/EU.

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