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UAE: Abu Dhabi Environment Violations – News

UAE: Abu Dhabi Environment Violations – News

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The violation, the amount of damage done to the environment, and the recurrence rate will determine the fine value.



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Published: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 3:04 PM

Last update: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 7:53 AM

Abu Dhabi has announced fines of up to Dh1,000 million for environmental violations.

The severity of the violation, the extent of damage done to the environment and the recurrence rates will all affect the fine value.

Violations are classified into three categories: industrial development; hunting, biodiversity, and reserves; and fishing or discharge in the marine environment. Repeat violations will result in an increase in the value of each fine.

This came after Sheikh Hamdan bin Zyed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative for Al Dhafra Region (EAD) issued a new resolution.

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It includes all practices that cause harm to the environment that are not covered by the current regulations.

The resolution gives EAD a legal tool that allows inspectors to directly implement the list and fines to individuals, facilities, and projects. This will reduce the number and severity of environmental violations that are referred to the courts.

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Smart electronic tools and systems are used by the EAD to conduct environmental inspections. They also ensure compliance of licensed facilities and projects with the requirements. Similarly, EAD is responsible for assessing risks and enhancing the implementation the integrated environmental commitment system.

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