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Basic Environmental Law (Law No. 91 of 1993).

Country/Territory
Japan
Document type
Legislation
Date
1993
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Sea
Keyword
Basic legislation Air quality/air pollution Marine pollution Noise pollution Pollution control Soil pollution/quality Ecosystem preservation Education Environmental planning Recycling/reuse Waste management Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Asia, Eastern Asia
Abstract

This Law comprises three chapters. Chapter 1 sets forth general provisions, including a statement of its goal to comprehensively and systematically promote policies for environmental conservation for present and future generations; a recognition of the delicate environmental balance of the eco-system and its finite carrying capacity; the need to reduce the environmental "load" of economic activities and to enhance scientific understanding in order to prevent interference with conservation. Three

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References - Legislation

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental quality standards regarding water pollution No. 59, amended by Environment Agency Notification No. 63 of 1974, no. 3 of 1975, No. 41 of 1982, No. 140 of 1982, No. 29 of 1985 and No. 1 of 1986.

Legislation | Japan | 1971

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

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Legislation | Japan | 2004

Keyword: Alien species, International trade, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Offences/penalties, Biodiversity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX