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of February 25, 1998 No. 1540-XIII

About payment for environmental pollution

(as amended on 31-07-2023)

The parliament adopts this law.

Chapter I General provisions

Article 1. Law purpose

The purpose of this law is:

a) creation of such system of production economic activity in case of which there is unprofitable harming the environment;

b) encouragement of construction and operation of systems of catching and neutralization of pollutants, collection, conversion and destruction of waste, implementation of environmentally friendly technologies, accomplishment of other actions directed to reduction of amount of emission, dumping of pollutants into the environment, by reducing formation of production wastes, and also packaging waste;

c) forming of ecological funds for financing of the activities connected with environmental improvement.

Article 2. Subjects and subject of the law

(1) Subjects of this law are legal entities, irrespective of type of property and form of business, and the physical persons performing business activity which production economic activity leads to environmental pollution.

(2) Subject of this law are the relations arising in connection with issuance in the territory of the Republic of Moldova of goods in the course of which use the environment, by emission, dumping of pollutants into the environment, with placement of production wastes is polluted.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this law the following concepts are used:

pollutant - solid, liquid or gaseous substance which can make negative impact on live organisms and/or the environment;

the threshold limit value (TLV) - the scientific and technical standard rate establishing the maximum concentration of pollutant in components of the environment in case of which the negative impact on health of the person and/or on the environment is not noted;

the maximum permissible emission (MPE) - the scientific and technical standard rate determined proceeding from condition that concentration of the pollutant which is thrown out in prizemny layer of atmospheric air by source or group of sources shall not exceed standard rates of maximum allowable concentration;

the maximum permissible dumping (MPD) - the maximum mass of pollutant in sewage allowed to water disposal in the set mode in this Item in unit of time;

danger coefficient - coefficient of reduction in which relative danger of pollutant is considered;

conditional ton - the relative mass of pollutant determined as the work of its weight in tons on danger coefficient;

primary package - packaging, held for use as commodity unit the end user or the consumer in outlet;

composite packaging - the packaging made of two or more layers of the different materials, not separable manually forming one integral unit consisting of internal reservoir and external cover which is filled, warehoused, transported and is devastated as such;

secondary package - the packaging intended for education in outlet of group of commodity units irrespective of whether it is on sale as such to the end user or the consumer or serves only as means for filling of shelves in outlet. The secondary package can be separated product without violation of its characteristics;

packaging - the product made of materials of any nature, intended for content of goods and their protection during loading, representation and delivery against the producer to the end user or the consumer and for use as primary package, secondary package, packaging for realization or tertiary packaging;

packaging for realization - the packaging intended for filling in outlets;

tertiary packaging (shipping package) - the packaging intended for simplification of loading and transportation of several commodity units or group packagings and also for the prevention of its damage when loading or transporting. Tertiary packaging does not include road, rail, water containers or air mode containers;


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