Environmental protection fee is prescribed by the Law on Fees for use of Public Goods and will be implemented from Friday, March 1, 2019. Polluters and transporters of hazardous matters will have to pay the fee in those municipalities and towns jeopardized by pollution – Tanjug reports.
The fees are paid by companies, entrepreneurs and citizens whose activities have an impact on the environment, as well as companies that transport of crude oil and related products, chemicals and other hazardous industrial materials in towns and municipalities which have been designated by the Serbian government as endangered living environments.
The fee for the emission of a tonne of sulfur-dioxide is RSD 9,000, whereas the fee for a tonne of nitrogen dioxide is RSD 7,200. The disposal of a tonne of a powdered matter costs RSD 14,400, unless it originates in an asphalt base, in which case the fee is ten times higher.
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The fee for a tonne of plastic bags without additives is RSD 25,900, and the emission of a tonne of produced or disposed of hazardous waste costs RSD 1,500, whereas each imported kilogramme of a substance that damages the ozone layer costs RSD 52.
The transport of crude oil and oil-based products, chemical goods and goods made of other hazardous matters for the industry costs RSD 100 per tonne, whereas the environmental fee for other activities which have a negative impact on the environment can go up to 0.4% of the annual revenue generated in the past year, counting from the moment the activity takes place.
The fees are defined by towns and municipalities, which are also monitoring the payment. The fees are paid into local budgets.
(Vecernje Novosti, 28.02.2019)
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