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State Council’s Social Committee hosts EA chairman

8 Dec 2020

The Social Committee of the State Council at its fourth meeting of the second annual session of the seventh term hosted Dr Abdullah bin Ali al Omari, chairman of the Environment Authority (EA). 

It discussed with him the committee’s study of the proposal to review the ‘Law on Conservation of Environment and Prevention of Pollution’ as issued by Royal Decree No 114/2001.

The meeting was headed by Dr Ahmed bin Ali al Amri in the presence of the other committee members, the secretary general of the council and several General Secretariat employees .

According to a press statement issued by the State Council, the committee discussed with DrOmari and other officials the issues related to the study, including legislation, laws and internal regulations implemented by the authority in the field of environmental preservation and pollution control.

Duplication and the multiplicity of laws related to environmental pollution and the extent of its impact on environmental protection were also discussed, in addition to identifying the types of pollution that the authority deals with and the efforts it makes to combat pollution and preserve the environment.

The committee discussed its proposals on current legislations and dealing with violations, the proposed legislations on these aspects, and the extent of coordination with government agencies and other competent bodies that deal with it.

‘It is noteworthy that the study aims to examine the current legislations and laws related to environmental protection and pollution control, to identify the provisions and extent of consistency with the provisions of the draft law under study,’ the State Council statement said. 

The study also aims to examine carefully the international treaties and conventions related to the subject of the study that the sultanate has joined ‘to learn about the provisions and consider their consistency with the national Law on Conservation of Environment and Prevention of Pollution,’ it added.

It also discussed the regulations and ministerial decisions related to the study, as well as took into account the opinion of the relevant competent authorities of other parties.

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