Marine Environmental Protection And Management Act

Original Language Title: Jūras vides aizsardzības un pārvaldības likums

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the protection of the marine environment and the management of law chapter I General provisions article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) ecosystem approach — a comprehensive, science-based, integrated approach to the management of human activities in order to identify the marine ecosystem adverse effects and make effective measures to reduce such impacts, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems and the sustainability of public finances;
2) marine ecosystems, marine plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their environment life dynamic complex sea, interacting as a functional unit;
3) Latvian marine waters, as well as the natural resources of the sea, the sea bottom surface and subsoil (also: sea), the waters of the Baltic Sea, marine resources, marine bottom surface and subsoil in the territory in accordance with national and international law is jurisdiction, that is, Latvia's inland marine waters, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone;
4) marine spatial planning: long-term development planning process that focused on the protection of the marine environment, the rational use of the sea and integrated management, as well as public welfare and balancing economic development with environmental protection requirements;
5) marine: marine use public and private needs, including economic activity, including carrying out polluting activities that may affect the marine environment;
6) marine environmental status in the marine environment General status, determined by taking into account the Sea ecosystem structure, function, and within or outside the ongoing sea processes, natural fizioģeogrāfisko, biological, geological and climatic factors, as well as physical, acoustic and chemical conditions, including conditions resulting from human activities.
2. article. The law's purpose and scope (1) this law aims to ensure the protection of the marine environment of Latvia and the management to: 1) achieve and maintain a good marine environmental status;
2) promote sea and sustainable use of marine ecosystems;
3) promote environmental protection requirements and a good marine environmental status of the measures required to achieve the inclusion of the area of policy planning documents and legislation that affect the marine environment; 4) facilitate Latvia binding international agreements specific to the protection of the marine environment and marine resource conservation and sustainable use objectives.
(2) this law determines: 1) Latvian continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, as well as Latvia's sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its continental shelf and exclusive economic zone under the international treaty provisions;
2) order in which Latvia marine strategy development and implementation works with other countries in the Baltic Sea region, that is, the region where the limits laid down by the 1992 Baltic Sea Convention for the protection of the marine environment (hereinafter referred to as the Helsinki Convention) in article 1;
3) order in which formulate and implement marine strategies, following the ecosystem approach and general principles of protection of the environment, as well as the potential cross-border impact on the marine environment in the Baltic Sea region;
4) sea, the rights and obligations of users.
(3) this Act does not apply to activities which are carried out in the sea of national defence or national security. These activities are carried out in the sea, taking into account the objectives of this law.
3. article. Latvia's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone (1) continental shelf of Latvia (hereinafter continental shelf) is the sea-bed and subsoil of the submarine surface areas, which is the natural continuation of the land area, located immediately behind the Latvian territorial sea borders and reaches to the third part of this article, defined boundaries.
(2) the exclusive economic zone of Latvia (hereinafter referred to as the exclusive economic zone) is the area of the Baltic Sea, located just behind the Latvian territorial sea borders and reaches to the third part of this article, defined boundaries.
(3) Latvia's continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone of the border with the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Sweden complies with international agreements which Latvia has concluded with the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Sweden.
(4) Latvia has the sovereign right to explore the continental shelf and to use its natural resources in accordance with this law and other legislative requirements. Continental shelf natural resources are the property of Latvia.
(5) in Latvia's exclusive economic zone are: 1) the sovereign rights to explore, protect, use and manage the exclusive economic zones of natural resources on the sea bed, its subsoil and waters, and manage the use of resources, as well as perform other necessary actions in the exclusive economic zone of exploration and exploitation, including producing waves, currents and wind energy;
2) the exclusive right to build and installation of artificial islands, installations and structures necessary for natural resource exploration, extraction and other activities, as well as to monitor such artificial islands, installations, structures and construction, installation and use;
3) exclusive jurisdiction with regard to the protection and preservation of the marine environment, marine scientific research, the artificial islands, as well as the construction of structures and equipment, installation and use;
4) other rights provided for in this law and the United Nations 1982 Convention on the law of the sea.
(6) the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone built and installed artificial islands, installations and structures, cables, pipes, posts and their exploitation, as well as customs, fiscal, health, external and internal security and immigration rules are under the jurisdiction of Latvia.
(7) in Latvia, with their rights and the performance of their duties, in the exclusive economic zone of other countries respected the rights and obligations of the United Nations 1982 Convention on the law of the sea, as well as other international treaties binding for Latvia.
(8) Latvia may allow a public person or private individuals to contribute to the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone in accordance with this Act or special legislation governing the exploitation of natural resources and other activities in the marine waters of Latvia, the issue of the type of activity the appropriate permission or license.
Chapter II, article 4 of regional cooperation. Regional cooperation in the General provisions (1) Latvia shall cooperate with the Member States of the European Union and, where possible, with other countries, which have jurisdiction over the Baltic Sea region, to: 1) facilitate coherent and coordinated marine strategies and implementation throughout the Baltic Sea region;
2) coherent state of the marine environment assessment method of marine environmental targets and associated indicators, as well as the marine environmental monitoring programme, thereby contributing to harmonizing monitoring methods and the comparability of results of monitoring throughout the Baltic Sea region;
3 promote concerted measures) programs a good marine environmental status for (the event program) development and implementation of the Baltic Sea region.
(2) If it is necessary to achieve the objectives set out in this law, Latvia shall cooperate with the Baltic Sea catchment area countries, including countries with no exit to the sea.
5. article. The cooperation of international organizations and regional cooperation bodies (1) regional cooperation in the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) and the other regional cooperation bodies, also with States which are not Member States of the European Union.
(2) the Ministry of the environment and other competent institutions to ensure the participation of Latvia in the international and regional cooperation in the framework of the ongoing cooperation between the institutions in the protection of the marine environment and marine use, and if the European Union or other international development programming documents the measures envisaged may significantly affect the marine environment of Latvia, including marine protected areas, turning in these organizations or institutions to make decisions about the conservation of marine ecosystems or restore needs.
6. article. Cooperation outside the international organisations and regional institutions of cooperation (1) regional cooperation, where appropriate, take place outside international organizations and regional institutions of cooperation according to the transnational cooperation agreements on environmental protection.
(2) promoting the coordinated development of marine strategies and taking into account the cross-border impact, the Ministry of environment shall collaborate with the competent authorities of the countries: 1) with which Latvia has a common sea borders;
2) which are not Member States of the European Union, including the Baltic Sea catchment area countries that have no outlet to the sea, to assess and prevent cross-border pollution according to the transnational cooperation agreements on environmental protection.
Chapter III maritime strategy and the General provisions for implementing article 7. The marine strategy (1) maritime strategy is comprehensive, systematic set of measures, which developed and implemented to:

1) achieve a good condition of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea region, this law and other laws in the order;
2) protect and preserve the marine environment and to prevent the deterioration of the marine environment or, if possible, restore marine ecosystems in areas where it has been adversely affected;
3) prevent or reduce pollution of the sea, ensure that the pollution did not substantially affect or threaten marine biodiversity, marine ecosystems, human health or legitimate uses of the sea.
(2) marine strategies in the following order: 1) marine environment carried out an initial assessment to include human activities and the effects of pollution on the marine environment;
2) defines a good marine environmental status;
3) maritime environmental objectives and related indicators;
4) develop marine environmental monitoring programme;
5) develop a programme of activities a good marine environmental status.
(3) the maritime strategy and for coordinating the implementation creates a sea environment Council (hereinafter Council). The composition of the Council shall include public administration institutions, local governments, as well as representatives of associations and foundations. The composition of the Council and regulations approved by the Cabinet, but personnel — Minister of environment.
8. article. Assessment of the marine environment (1) Hidroekoloģij of Latvia, Institute of marine environment carried out an initial assessment (sea) on the basis of the available data, information and research, including studies on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. Marine assessment describes the State of the marine environment and marine use include socio-economic analysis as well as geospatial information and thematic maps.
(2) a marine assessment, take into account: 1) water management act and other legislative requirements for coastal, transitional and territorial sea waters;
2) the latest scientific knowledge and methods of assessment, evaluation and research, included in the river basin district management plans, which are designed in accordance with the water management law, European Union law, environment, fisheries, Maritime Affairs, and the other with the protection of the marine environment and marine use in related fields, as well as with international agreements, including the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) jointly within the Baltic Sea region developed assessments.
(3) marine assessment be included in the content and form of the information shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
(4) marine assessment approved by the Minister of environment.
(5) the marine assessment review and, if necessary, renewed at least every six years.
9. article. A good marine environmental status (1) good marine environmental status is a condition in which the marine ecological diversity and dynamics, purity, health and productivity of the sea conditions and the characteristic in which the marine environment is used sustainably, while keeping potential use of marine waters for this and future generations. For the good of the State of the marine environment shows the following features: 1) marine ecosystem structure, function and processes to progress with the relevant fizioģeogrāfisk, geological and climatic factors, allow the ecosystem to function fully and to maintain the ability to renew itself by human activities in the marine environment last changes. Marine plant and animal species and habitats are protected, human-induced decline of biodiversity is prevented and diverse biological components function in balance;
2) marine ecosystems hydromorphological, physical and chemical properties, including those resulting from human activities in the sea, provide this part of the process referred to in paragraph 1, and of substances or energy (noise) emissions in the marine environment do not cause harmful effects.
(2) a good marine environmental status, as well as the qualitative characteristics of the marine environment in the characteristic features of the loads and impacts the list determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
(3) on the basis of article 8 of this law of the Sea referred to the results of the assessment, the development of the Latvian Institute of Hidroekoloģij and the Minister of Environment approved the good state of the marine environment of the criteria agreed in the Baltic Sea environmental protection Commission (HELCOM). Criteria: the specific technical features, including quantified, which are closely associated with the second part of this article for quality characteristics referred to, shall be determined taking into account: 1) marine physical and chemical features, habitat types, the biological features and hidromorfoloģij;
2) human activity or impact pressures in the Baltic Sea region.
(4) Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia not less frequently than every six years reporting a good marine environmental status criteria and, if necessary, shall make recommendations to fine-tune them according to the Baltic Sea region agreed criteria.
(5) a good marine environmental status achieved by 2020.
10. article. The purpose of the marine environment (1) Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia, based on the assessment, development and, subject to this Act, the provisions of article 4, in the Baltic Sea region, but the Minister of Environment approved the objectives of the marine environment, which is a component of the marine ecosystem, as well as the loads and impacts on the quality of the desired state or quantitative characteristics, and with these goals set of characteristics. Establishing marine environmental objectives and related indicators take into account: 1) Baltic Sea waters under European Union regulations and international agreements binding for Latvia, including the Helsinki Convention, certain environmental objectives;
2) transboundary impacts and transboundary features;
3) coastal and transitional waters for the water management act in specific environmental quality objectives.
(2) marine environmental objectives and related indicators of the Latvian Institute of Hidroekoloģij designed to be comparable with those of the Baltic region, the objectives and indicators and to make it possible to assess progress towards a good marine environmental status in progress.
(3) Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia not less frequently than every six years to review the objectives of the marine environment, in cooperation with the competent authorities of the Baltic Sea region, and, if necessary, prepare recommendations for restoring it.
(4) the objectives of reaching the marine environment, through the programme of measures.
(5) the requirements for the purpose of the marine environment and the associated development of indicators is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
11. article. Marine environmental monitoring program (1) on the basis of the assessment and of the sea in accordance with article 10 of this law, the established objectives of the marine environment, as well as taking into account the cross-border effects, the development of the Latvian Institute of Hidroekoloģij and the Minister of Environment approved the marine environmental monitoring program. The monitoring program was developed and implemented in accordance with the environmental protection requirements of the law.
(2) marine environmental monitoring programmes in order to provide the comprehensive information acquisition, storage and analysis, as well as to: 1) regularly assess the State of the marine environment and the State, as well as their features characterize trends;
2 review of this law) article 10 of the above objectives of the marine environment, identify those appropriate indicators;
3 essential maritime) environmental change and potential changes, their causes and possible improvement measures for the good of the State of the marine environment or to achieve renewal;
4) assess the improvement measures implemented and measures the effectiveness of the programme, as well as socio-economic impacts;
5) for information on commercial fishing areas for the fish in unpārtik existing pollutants.
(3) designing marine monitoring programme, take into account the water management Act, regulations for the conservation of nature and natural resources, as well as the rules of the European Union and Latvia in the binding rules of international law on the protection of the marine environment, conservation of natural resources of the sea and Maritime Affairs.
(4) the Ministry of the environment at least every six years thereafter, review the marine environmental monitoring program, in cooperation with the competent authorities of the Baltic Sea region, and, if necessary, to restore.
(5) the marine environment monitoring the implementation of the programme shall be coordinated and organised by the Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia in cooperation with the competent authorities.
Chapter IV of the programme of Measures a good marine environmental status for article 12. Measures of general application rules for the development of the Ministry of the environment, based on the evaluation of the sea and maritime environmental purposes, draw up a programme of measures to achieve and maintain a good marine environmental status.
13. article. Requirements for the programme of activities (1) the programme of measures shall include measures that will be taken to comply with the European Union and the Latvian law or international treaty requirements for: 1) urban waste, hazardous substances and priority surface water pollution control and water management;
2) integrated pollution prevention and control;
priority 3) fish waters and water pollution reduction and quality assurance;
4) flood risk assessment and management;
5) water and soil protection from agricultural activity with nitrate pollution;

6) specially protected natural areas, species and habitat protection;
7) protection and resources conservation;
8) climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate change;
9) air pollutant emissions;
10) the protection of the marine environment and maritime safety in the maritime sector;
11) accidental marine pollution (accidents) influence prevention and accident results in damage to the marine ecosystem.
(2) developing a programme of activities, assess the impact of the measures on the socio-economic environment and in addition to this article, the measures referred to in the first subparagraph shall include at least the following with the use of the sea related management measures are: 1) the use of the sea monitoring measures, including: (a) marine spatial planning) and other measures to control the human activities and the effects of time and space in a particular part of the marine ecosystem, b) of this law and other legislative requirements, control measures , c) measures ensuring coordinated and coherent use of the sea;
2) measures that promote economic interests in a good state of the marine environment;
3) measures necessary to deliberate maritime pollution trends;
4) risk mitigation and recovery of marine ecosystems;
5) public participation and awareness measures.
(3) developing a programme of activities, taking into account the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) Baltic Sea action plan, as well as the other Baltic Sea jointly developed action plans and programmes of measures.
(4) Ministry of environment assessed the programme of measures for the effectiveness of the measures, by doing a cost-benefit analysis to ensure that the planned measures are economically viable and technically feasible.
(5) in order to assess the potential risks of cross-border pollution and risk and ensure that programmes of measures beneficial to the Baltic Sea waters, Ministry of the environment provides the cross-border impact assessment of the measures, which include the programme of measures.
14. article. Maritime spatial planning measures for the protection of the marine environment (1) to promote the sustainable use of the sea, maritime spatial planning applied to ecosystem approach respects the environment and territorial development planning, as well as take into account: 1), the European Commission and recommended by the Baltic Sea jointly developed single marine spatial planning principles;
2) information on the State of the marine environment and its change trends, including article 8 of this law of the Sea referred to in the assessment;
3) specially protected natural areas on the coast, marine protected areas, as well as according to the laws in certain zones, thus ensuring the maintenance of biodiversity and marine ecosystems, economic and recreational capacity in the Baltic Sea region.
(2) maritime spatial planning followed the relevant portion of the marine ecosystem characteristics.
15. article. Measure the approval and implementation of the programme (1) the programme of measures approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, and its implementation has initiated no later than one year after approval.
(2) the programmes of measures shall be introduced, applying the ecosystem approach through the development of science and technology achievements, as well as adaptive management techniques to make the most effective decisions that ensure a good marine environmental status.
(3) the Ministry of the environment at least every six years thereafter, review the programme of activities and, if necessary, to restore.
16. article. The programme of measures to be exceptions (1) the programmes of measures specified in exceptional cases also after implementing the necessary arrangements for the marine environmental objectives will not be achieved or a good marine environmental status cannot be achieved in full within the time limit laid down in this Act, if there is at least one of the following circumstances: 1) of the Act or omission for which Latvia is not responsible;
2) natural conditions, including natural disasters, disasters or adverse weather conditions caused by the phenomenon;
3) force majeure;
4) the physical properties of the sea moves or changes caused by human activity in the public interest, if they are considered more important than these steps the negative impact on the environment, as well as any cross-border implications.
(2) if the State of the marine environment, it is not possible to improve the natural properties of the sea and marine environmental objectives will not be achieved or a good marine environmental status cannot be achieved in full within the time limit set in this Act, it shall be indicated in the programme of measures.
(3) the programme of measures shall include provisional measures to be taken to prevent future marine environmental deterioration in the first part of this article 1, 2, and 3. the circumstances referred to in paragraph 1 and to limit their adverse impact on the Baltic Sea and other maritime waters. The first part of this article (4) in the cases referred to in the programme of measures includes measures to be taken to ensure that such modifications or changes do not render it impossible or interfere with the right of the State of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea region between the sea and other waters.
(4) the programme of measures shall not include measures which are necessary so that the marine environment is not a serious threat, or that the cost is unreasonably high in relation to the marine environment, unless the State of the marine environment does not deteriorate further.
(5) the Ministry of the environment programme of activities describes the exceptions specified therein and shall submit to the European Commission of application of the exception and in part four of this article said the reasons for the lack of action.
Chapter v public participation and awareness of the strategy and the implementation of article 17. Public participation and information (1) the Ministry of the environment and the Latvian Hidroekoloģij Institute of public access with the marine strategy and the implementation of related information, as well as public participation in the marine strategy, and measures of the program development and implementation under the environmental protection act and legislation on freedom of information and public participation in the development planning process.
(2) a summary of the evaluation of the sea, the sea of good environmental status in the marine environment the criteria, objectives and overview of the marine environmental monitoring and the implementation of a programme of measures by their development environment Ministry and the Latvian Hidroekoloģij Institute published on their websites.
(3) the Ministry of the environment and the Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia promote active public involvement in the assessment of the sea, the sea of good environmental status in the marine environment, as well as the objectives of the marine environmental monitoring programs and the development of programmes of measures, consultation, review and refinement.
(4) the evaluation of the sea and marine environmental monitoring programme implementation of geospatial information obtained in the Environment Ministry and the Latvian Institute of public Hidroekoloģij individuals and individuals through country-wide geospatial information portal, according to the legislation on geospatial data and metadata.
18. article. Provision of information to other countries and the European Commission (1) the Ministry of the environment, within three months after the approval and publication of documents submitted to the European Commission, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM), and all European Union Member States in the Baltic Sea region: 1) of the Act referred to in article 8 assessment of the sea;
2) of this Act referred to in article 9 a good marine environmental status criteria;
3) of this Act referred to in article 10 of the marine environment;
4) this law referred to in article 11 of the marine environmental monitoring programme;
5) this law the measures referred to in article 12.
(2) Hidroekoloģij Institute of Latvia shall submit to the European Environment Agency in the evaluation of the sea and marine environmental monitoring programme in the implementation of the information not later than six months after this information become available.
(3) the Ministry of the environment within three years after the publication of programmes of measures shall submit to the European Commission interim report on the implementation of the programmes of measures.
(4) geospatial information provided to the European Commission for the protection of the marine environment requires the holder of the data, subject to the European Commission of 29 March 2010 Regulation (EU) no 268/2010, with the European Parliament and of the Council Directive 2007/2/EC as regards the harmonised conditions for Community institutions and bodies of the Member States for access to spatial data sets and services.
(5) the information referred to in this article, which Latvia has submitted to the European Commission, is freely available to the public in accordance with article 17 of this law.
Chapter VI marine use basic rules of article 19. Public and private persons the right to use the Sea (1) a public person and individuals (hereinafter referred to as the users of the sea) sea is used according to the type of activity concerned regulatory laws and that rule, taking into account the objectives thereof, the principles of environmental protection, the public interest, as well as marine spatial planning.
(2) a permit or license is required for the following activities:

1) natural resources, except for Earth, exploration, including for the purpose of research, as well as underwater heritage, shipwrecks and other underwater things exploration under the laws on fisheries and the use of the waters of Latvia;
2 use the subsoils), consistent with the laws of the Earth;
3) fishing in accordance with the legislation on fisheries;
4) artificial island, structures and equipment, including platform and energy production necessary equipment (construction), construction, installation, and related research, and the operation of the site, except for the ports required for the construction of buildings, as well as navigation tools and systems and maintenance, in accordance with this Act and the regulations governing construction requirements;
5) surface ūdensobjekt and port proper cleaning and deepening and cleaning and deepening of the work taken over the bottom positioning the bottom of the sea under the yards of legislation on water management;
6) port requires the waterworks structures construction according to the laws and regulations on construction.
(3) before the cabinet shall issue the authorisation or license the use of the sea, the one with the order of the panels represents a particular marine area (hereinafter permits or licences in the sea area) of the second paragraph of this article, in paragraph 4, the specific activities, taking into account article 14 of this law. The right to use the permit or licence in the sea area of the person who won the contest for the right to use the permit or licence area.
(4) the Cabinet of Ministers regulates: 1) the procedure for the determination of the third part of this article that the permit or licence area;
2) order in which we will contest for the right to use the permit or licence area;
3) procedures to be released, or cancelled permit suspension or license permission or license to use this area of the sea in the second paragraph of article 4 the following paragraph;
4) requirements for the installation of structures, construction and exploitation of the sea, as well as the requirements for the demolition or dismantling upon definitive cessation of activities.
(5) The permit or licence in the sea area use the second part of this article, paragraph 4 of the conduct of marine users in the general public pays an annual fee to the State. Cabinet of Ministers shall lay down the arrangements for payment of the fee and, as well as exemptions from the levy.
(6) a permit or license for specific permits or licences for the use of sea areas shall be issued for a period not longer than 30 years.
(7) Nothing in the second part of that activity, including research, the sea is not allowed, unless the holder of the sea or a person authorised by the competent authorities of Latvia without the permits or licences, and this action immediately if the user discontinuing the sea or its authorized person does not comply with the permit or licence conditions or does not notify you of changes to the planned activities or research program.
(8) the national environmental service or issuing a permit or licence, in cooperation with the national armed forces and the National Guard to control the use of the sea and the protection of the marine environment, consistent with the laws on the protection of the environment, fisheries, maritime administration and maritime security, as well as border guards. The second paragraph of article 4 and paragraph 6 of the control of construction works carried out in accordance with the regulations for construction.
20. article. Marine user obligations and responsibilities (1) users of the sea has the following responsibilities: 1) helps to prevent marine pollution and activities that may adversely affect the marine environment;
2) take in the sea provided for actions on environmental impact assessment in accordance with legislation on environmental impact assessment;
3) to get legislation that permits or license activities;
4) take measures to prevent the threat of damage or damage to the marine environment under the environmental protection act;
5) to respect other users of the sea and of the other States in the Baltic Sea region, as well as the law, the United Nations 1982 Convention on the law of the sea, the Helsinki Convention, other international treaties binding for Latvia and other legislative requirements.
(2) a foreign vessel for scientific research scientific research work in Latvian territorial sea, continental shelf and exclusive economic zone in addition to this article, the obligation referred to in the first subparagraph is obliged to receive the national environmental service for special permission by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs transmitted to the diplomatic path.
(3) the order in which foreign vessels shall be issued to the scientific research in the second part of the special permit referred to in research, established by the Cabinet of Ministers.
(4) On the first and the second part to comply with these obligations of the users of the sea called to account in the laws.
Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this law shall lapse at the law on the continental shelf of the Republic of Latvia and the exclusive economic zone "(the Republic of Latvia Supreme Council and Government Informant, 1993, no. 7; The Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1998, no.).
2. the Cabinet of Ministers until 2010 December 30 of this law shall be issued in the third subparagraph of article 8, article 9, second paragraph and article 10 the provisions referred to in the fifth subparagraph.
3. The Cabinet of Ministers to 15 July 2011 does this law article 7, third paragraph, and article 20 of the third part of these provisions.
4. the Cabinet of Ministers to the 2011 April 1 article 19 of this law shall be issued in the fourth and fifth paragraphs of these rules.
5. Article 8 of this law referred to in the first subparagraph of marine environmental status initial assessment developed and approved no later than July 15, 2012.
6. Article 11 of the Act referred to in the first subparagraph of marine environmental monitoring program developed and approved by 2013-December 30. Not later than 1 January 2014 in this program began to implement in full.
7. Article 15 of this law in the first part of the program is drawn up and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers no later than 15 December 2015.
8. Article 19 of the law of the Sea referred to in the first subparagraph in 3-d design, the date of entry into force if other laws provide otherwise, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision on this law, article 19 of part two of the activities referred to in paragraph 4 of the admissibility of the relevant permits or licences in the square in the Latvian territorial sea, continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, in the light of article 14 of this law.
9. the permission that this law, article 19 paragraph 4 of part two of the operations issued to this law into force, licences are valid until the end of the statutory period.
10. Article 19 of this law the fifth enter into force simultaneously with the amendments to the law "About taxes and duties".
Informative reference to European Union directive included provisions in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008. Directive 2008/56/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of marine environmental policy (marine strategy framework directive) (text with EEA relevance).
The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation.
The law in the Parliament adopted the 2010 October 28.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga of the 2010 November 17.