Entrepreneurs who use gas, solid fuel and liquid fuel boilers for heating industrial and office premises must pay an environmental tax.
They must also register boilers as stationary sources of emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere and use them only after obtaining a permit, reports the Department of Ecology of the Executive Committee of the Kryvyi Rih City Council on Facebook.
It is noted that people who use boilers for heating houses or apartments do not need to obtain a permit and pay eco-tax.
The size of the environmental tax for air emissions from boilers, when using 10 tons of fuel:
- coal – UAH 1,475.37 (gross emission of pollutants per 10 tons of fuel is 1.51 tons);
- fuel oil – UAH 592.22 (0.51 tons);
- firewood – UAH 99.12 (0.26 tons);
- natural gas – UAH 86.97, where 10 tons – 13831.26 m3 of gas (0.26 tons).
"An important factor in the operation of solid-fuel and liquid-fuel boilers is the use of certified fuel (firewood, pellets, briquettes, coal, liquid fuel), which will contribute to the reduction of atmospheric air pollution and provide optimal living conditions for the city's residents," the message emphasized.
It is noted that Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated 18.03.2022 No. 314 "Some issues of ensuring the conduct of economic activity in conditions of martial law" provides for obtaining a permit for emissions on the declarative principle. That is, submission of a declaration on conducting business activities to the Ministry of Economy. Entrepreneurs who have submitted such declarations must obtain relevant permits within three months after the termination or cancellation of martial law.
Previously, EcoPolitic has asked the State Tax Service for clarification on the change in the eco-tax rate for discharges of pollutants into water bodies. Starting January 1, 2024, it will increase to 90 percent of the established rates.