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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 9, 2006 No. 93-Z

About hydrometeorological activities

(as amended on 10-12-2020)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on December 12, 2005

Approved by Council of the Republic on December 21, 2005

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The main terms used in this Law and their determinations

In this Law the following main terms and their determinations are used:

hydrometeorological safety - condition of security of life and (or) health of physical persons, interests of society and state from impact of the dangerous and (or) adverse hydrometeorological phenomena, climate changes;

hydrometeorological activities - the activities in the field of meteorology, hydrology and areas, adjacent to them, directed to production, provision, distribution of hydrometeorological information, and also work on active impact on meteorological and other geophysical processes;

hydrometeorological information - primary hydrometeorological data, weather forecast and other information which is analysis result of primary hydrometeorological data;

hydrometeorological observations - tool measurements, observations, including visual, behind condition of separate components of the environment for the purpose of assessment and the forecast of their meteorological, hydrological, climatic characteristics and parameters, and also behind the hydrometeorological phenomena;

hydrometeorological objects - the posts, the stations, the centers including entering them stationary and mobile Items of hydrometeorological observations, intended for the implementation of hydrometeorological activities, its separate types or separate works and (or) services constituting production of hydrometeorological information;

the hydrometeorological phenomenon - form of manifestation of the processes happening in the atmosphere on the Earth's surface, in surface water;

the public hydrometeorological service - the legal entity subordinated to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection performing the hydrometeorological activities, its separate types or separate works and (or) services constituting production of hydrometeorological information, provision, distribution of such information, including ensuring civil aviation with hydrometeorological information;

the state network of hydrometeorological observations - system of the interconnected stationary and mobile Items of the hydrometeorological observations providing primary hydrometeorological data which are under authority of the public hydrometeorological service;

the state hydrometeorological fund - set of the systematized documentary hydrometeorological information which is subject to storage according to the legislation for the purpose of its use;

the state climatic inventory - the systematized code of data based on hydrometeorological information on set of the atmospheric conditions characteristic of certain territory owing to its geographical location;

climate - the condition of the atmosphere and atmospheric processes of certain territory which is characterized by long-term statistical data of meteorological elements in this territory;

complex of the adverse hydrometeorological phenomena - set of two and more at the same time observed adverse hydrometeorological phenomena which can do harm to life and (or) health of physical persons, the environment, to entail loss or damage of property in the amount of, not smaller, than the dangerous hydrometeorological phenomenon;

meteorological elements - characteristics of condition of the atmosphere and atmospheric processes, including temperature, pressure and humidity of air, speed and the direction of wind, cloudiness, rainfall, visibility (transparency of the atmosphere), and also temperature of the soil and water surface, solar radiation, long-wave radiation of Earth and the atmosphere;

the adverse hydrometeorological phenomenon - the hydrometeorological phenomenon which according to the characteristics (intensity, duration) is not the dangerous hydrometeorological phenomenon, but considerably complicates or interferes with activities of separate industries of economy, physical persons and can entail loss or damage of property;

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