In order to provide the penalties compatible with the provisions of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, Decree 08/2022/ND-CP and Decree 06/2022/ND-CP, the Government has issued Decree 45/2022/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in the field of environmental protection (Decree 45), taking effective from August 25, 2022. In this Legal Newsletter No. 08.2022, NHQuang&Associates will analyze the new regulations of Decree 45 that may affect business operations of enterprises, including:
(i) Supplement regulations on penalties for administrative violations of manufacturers and importers’ responsibilities on recycling products and packages;
(ii) Increase the penalties for acts of building or installing equipment, pipes or other discharging systems to discharge untreated waste to the environment;
(iii) Supplement regulations on violations related to mitigation of greenhouse gas emission and protection of the ozone layer.