These Regulations together with special laws and the Nature Protection Act are applicable to the management, use and protection of nature and natural resources. The provisions of these Regulations principally concern the control of constructions, surveying activities and exploitation, and the approval of working plans. Projects must foresee nature and environment protection measures and the way of restoration of damaged environment. With regard to arable lands, cooperatives, enterprises and farmers must observe the requirements for soil erosion control. In addition, these Regulations contains several less important provisions regarding the protection of certain natural resources, the respect of protected areas and their management, endangered animal and plant species, the declaration of an area as protected. These Regulations define the tasks of the National Environmental Protection Council. Scientific development of nature protection and research activities are directed by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. There are also provisions regarding the establishment of volunteer's group for environment protection under the Environment Protection Committee.