National Environment Guard (GNM) commissioners have conducted 45,070 inspections in 2014 and applied fines of 38.5 million lei, mostly for pollution, according to the annual report published on GNM’s website.
According to official data, from January 1 to December 31, 2014, of the 45,070 inspections, 32,914 were operated in pollution control, while the rest of 12,156 targeted the biodiversity, biosecurity and the protected areas.
Around 2,321 fines worth 38.5 million lei were applied on both segments, alongside 1,215 warnings, 183 decisions of closure, 44 proposals of suspension of environmental agreements/authorizations and 48 criminal complaints.
As regards the 32,914 actions covering the pollution control, 20,150 were snap inspections, most of which (1,726) aiming at the compliance of the conditions imposed in the regulatory acts; 1,751 fines amounted to 31.78 million lei.
According to the GNM report quoted by Agerpres, in biodiversity, biosecurity and protected areas, the Guard’s commissioners have carried out 12,156 inspections, almost half of which (5,214) were unplanned. In this case, as well, consistent fines were applied, worth 6.74 million lei. At the same time, 73 decisions of closure were completed and nine proposals of suspension of environmental agreements/authorizations.