On Tuesday, June 21, the leadership of the State Environmental Inspectorate with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine discussed areas of work during martial law and the post-war period to avoid unnecessary pressure on business.
The management of the SEI stated the importance of helping businesses, which resumes work, and openness for consultations, assistance and interest in communication at all stages, the State Environmental Inspectorate reports on Facebook.
The material emphasized that business is the driving force of the state's economy in this difficult time.
Among the most pressing issues from representatives of the business association at the meeting were discussed:
- activities of the Operational Headquarters under the SEI and channels for prompt reporting of environmental crimes;
- the amount of damage caused to the environment as a result of a full-scale invasion;
- issues of state supervision (control) in the field of environmental legislation during the war
Acting Head of the State Environmental Inspectorate Igor Zubovich noted that SEI specialists have already recorded more than 330 events that pose a threat to the environment of Ukraine, for each of which initial information is being collected.
He also added that every citizen can report an incident through the mobile application of the Ministry of Natural Resources "EcoHazard", as well as to the Headquarters hotline: +380 (96) 756-83-66 (Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber) or to the @EcoShkodaBot chatbot.
Environmental inspectors systematically conduct joint visits with law enforcement agencies of the police, the prosecutor's office and the State Emergency Service to exercise state supervision (control). They travel daily to the scene of emergency incidents to record, document and take samples for further calculation of damage.
"It is too early to talk about the final amounts, since in many cases the initial data are being collected," the SEI noted.
Recall Ukrainians can join the "environmental battalion" through the new application "EcoHazard".
As EcoPolitics reported earlier, in Ukraine for a month of war environmental inspectors revealed violations of more than UAH 3 million.