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Law on assessment of environmental impact to reduce oil pollution risk in Azerbaijan

Oil&Gas Materials 5 November 2013 15:52 (UTC +04:00)
By Emin Ismayilov – Trend: The adoption of the Law of Azerbaijan on Assessment of the Environmental Impact will strengthen measures to prevent oil and gas pollution and improve the ecological situation

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5.

By Emin Ismayilov - Trend: The adoption of the Law of Azerbaijan on Assessment of the Environmental Impact will strengthen measures to prevent oil and gas pollution and improve the ecological situation, Head of the Ecology Department of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Azer Aliyev said on Tuesday.

"We joined the relevant international conventions, but the presence of such a law in the country will increase the enterprises' responsibility and tighten the requirements for the preparation of reports on the social and environmental impact," he said.

According to Azer Aliyev the new law will meet international standards and requirements which are applied in the field of evaluation of the environmental and social impacts.

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