Sabotaging or infringing upon structures, equipment and facilities serving environmental protection activities is prohibited in Vietnam

On November 17, 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, replacing the Law on Environmental Protection 2014.

Cấm phá hoại, xâm chiếm công trình, thiết bị, phương tiện phục vụ hoạt động BVMT, Luật Bảo vệ môi trường 2020

According to Article 6 of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, prohibited acts include:

1. Failure to transport, bury, discharge and burn solid and hazardous waste in accordance with technical process and regulations of law on environmental protection.

2. Discharging wastewater and exhaust gases that have yet to be treated according to technical regulations on environment into the environment.

3. Dispersing and releasing into the environment hazardous substances and harmful viruses capable of infecting humans and animals, untested microorganisms, dead bodies of animals dying of epidemics and other agents harmful to human health, creatures and nature.

4. Generating noise and vibration in excess of the permissible level stipulated in technical regulations on environment; discharging smokes, dusts and noxious gases into the air.

5. Executing investment projects or discharging waste in case of failure to satisfy all conditions prescribed by the Law on Environmental Protection.

6. Importing, temporarily importing, re-exporting and transiting waste from foreign countries in any shape or form.

7. Illegally importing used vehicles, machinery and equipment for the purposes of dismantling or recycling.

8. Failure to operate works or take measures to prevent and respond to environmental emergencies in accordance with regulations of law on environmental protection and other regulations of law.

9. Concealing acts of polluting the environment, obstructing and falsifying information concerning environmental protection activities, thereby resulting in adverse effects on the environment.

10. Manufacturing and trading products harmful to humans, creatures and nature; manufacturing and using raw materials and building materials containing toxic factors in excess of the permissible level prescribed in technical regulations on environment.

11. Manufacturing, importing, temporarily importing, re-exporting and selling ozone depleting substances prescribed in the international treaty on substances that deplete the ozone layer to which Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a signatory.

12. Sabotaging or infringing upon natural heritage sites.

13. Sabotaging or infringing upon structures, equipment and facilities serving environmental protection activities.

14. Abusing positions or powers to commit violations against regulations of law on environmental protection.

View more details at the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, effective from January 01, 2022.

Ty Na

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