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Law No. 8905 on protection of the marine environment from pollution and damage.

Country/Territory
Albania
Document type
Legislation
Date
2002
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Sea
Keyword
Marine pollution Pollution control Effluent waste water/discharge Hazardous substances Hazardous waste Authorization/permit Offences/penalties Basic legislation
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Abstract

The present Law lays down provisions aimed at the protection of the marine environment against pollution and damage. The following shall be particularly obligated to protect the marine environment: (a) individuals and legal entities, public or private, national or foreign, that use the marine environment or carry out their activities in the marine environment; (b) any deployment on the sea coast; (c) any vessel deployed or sailing the sea; and (d) aeronautical craft flying over the marine environment (art. 3). Article 6 contains the list of activities which shall be forbidden, such as discharge of hydrocarbons and polluted waters, dumping of waste and transportation of hazardous waste. The waste specified in Annex II may be dumped into the sea only upon authorization issued by the Ministry of Environment.

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Amended by

Law No. 30/2013 amending and supplementing Law No. 8905 on protection of the marine environment from pollution and damage.

Legislation | Albania | 2013

Keyword: Marine pollution, Offences/penalties, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX