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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of May 25, 2000 No. 73-II

About environmental assessment

(as amended on 29-04-2021)
Article 1. Concept of environmental assessment

Environmental assessment is understood as establishment of compliance to the planned or performed economic and other activity to ecological requirements and determination of admissibility of realization of object of environmental assessment.

Article 2. Legislation on environmental assessment

The legislation on environmental assessment consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about environmental assessment then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Purposes of environmental assessment

Environmental assessment is carried out for the purpose of determination:

compliance to ecological requirements of the predicted economic and other activity at the stages preceding decision making about its realization;

level of ecological danger of the planned or performed economic and other activity which can make or makes negative impact on condition of the surrounding environment and health of citizens;

sufficiency and justification of the provided measures for protection of the surrounding environment and rational use of natural resources.

Article 4. Types of environmental assessment

Environmental assessment is performed in the form of the state and public environmental assessment, and also environmental audit.

Article 5. Basic principles of environmental assessment

The basic principles of environmental assessment are:

legality;

objectivity;

justification;

obligation of accounting of requirements of ecological safety;

presumption of potential ecological danger of any planned economic and other activity;

complexity of assessment of impact of economic and other activity on the surrounding environment and health of citizens.

Article 6. Publicity of environmental assessment

Customers of environmental assessment can publish the announcement of its carrying out in mass media. In this case within a month from the date of completion of environmental assessment data on its results are published.

The list of objects for which the announcement of conducting the state environmental assessment and the publication of data on its results in mass media is obligatory is established by the legislation.

Article 7. Independence of the expert of environmental assessment

Intervention of the customer of environmental assessment or other interested persons in activities of the expert of environmental assessment is not allowed.

Article 8. Rights of the customer of environmental assessment

The customer of environmental assessment has the right:

get advice and the necessary methodical assistance concerning conducting environmental assessment;

represent to experts of environmental assessment of the offer, note, explanation concerning objects of environmental assessment and results of environmental audit;

petition for conducting additional environmental assessment;

obtain information on the course of conducting environmental assessment.

The customer of environmental assessment can have and other rights according to the legislation.

Article 9. Obligations of the customer of environmental assessment

The customer of environmental assessment shall:

represent on environmental assessment materials according to requirements of the legislation;

pay conducting the state environmental assessment according to the procedure, established by the legislation;

fulfill the requirements specified in the conclusion of the state environmental assessment.

The customer of environmental assessment can perform also other duties according to the legislation.

Article 10. Financing of environmental assessment

Financing of the state environmental assessment and environmental audit is performed at the expense of means of the customer according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Financing of public environmental assessment is performed at the expense of own means of non-state non-profit organizations or citizens.

Article 11. Objects of the state environmental assessment

Objects of the state environmental assessment are:

drafts of state programs, concepts, schemes of placement and development of productive forces, industries of economy and social sphere;

materials of the choice of the parcels of land under all types of construction;

preproject and project documentation;

drafts of the normative and technical and instructive-methodological documents regulating the economic and other activity connected with use of natural resources;

documentation on creation of new types of the equipment, technologies, materials, substances, products;

the operating plants and other objects exerting negative impact on condition of the surrounding environment and health of citizens;

materials of comprehensive examination of the territories for the purpose of the subsequent giving of the status of the protected natural territories, zones of emergency ecological situation and ecological disaster to them;

all types of town-planning documentation;

objects with special legal regime.

Article 12. Specially authorized state body in the field of the state environmental assessment

Specially authorized state body in the field of the state environmental assessment is the State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on conservation.

State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on conservation:

will organize and carries out the state environmental assessment;

develops and approves normative and technical and instructive-methodological documents on the state and public environmental assessment, and also environmental audit;

involves experts and specialists in conducting the state environmental assessment;

sends to banking and other credit institutions of idea of suspension (termination) of financing, crediting and other financial transactions concerning the objects which did not receive the positive decision of the state environmental assessment;

exercises control of execution of the conclusions of the state environmental assessment;

performs cooperation with the nature protection organizations of other states and the international organizations for conducting environmental assessment;

performs other powers according to the legislation.

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