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Protection of atmospheric air and ozone layer

As far as the protection of atmospheric air and the ozone layer is concerned, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus:

takes measures to implement a unified state policy, ensures the development of government programs and oversees their implementation;

coordinates the operation of central government bodies and other organizations;

adopts normative legal acts, develops, approves and enacts technical regulations;

issues permits for the emission of pollutants into the air;

maintains the state cadaster of atmospheric air;

maintains the state cadaster of renewable energy sources;

organizes and carries out samplings of atmospheric air;

issues special permits (licenses) for activities, which may have an environmental impact, focusing on the handling of ozone-depleting substances;

issues certificates to verify the absence of ozone-depleting substances in products;

issues conclusions (permits) for importing ozone-depleting substances and products containing them into the Republic of Belarus from a Eurasian Economic Union member state or for exporting them from the Republic of Belarus to a Eurasian Economic Union member state;

coordinates ozone layer monitoring work;

exercises control powers in the field of atmospheric air protection, including taking samples and measurements to determine the quantitative and qualitative composition of pollutant emissions into the atmospheric air;

maintains international cooperation;

helps implement sets of measures designed to encourage the broad adoption of unconventional, renewable and alternative energy sources and to reduce the emission of pollutants by vehicles into atmospheric air;

performs other functions.
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