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Law 4 for the Protection of the Environment
Amended by Law 9/2009
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Law 4/1994, has a greater role with respect to all governmental sectors as a whole. The law has been designated as the highest coordinating body in the field of the environment that will formulate the general policy and prepare the necessary plans for the protection and promotion of the environment. It will also, follow-up the implementation of such plans with competent administrative authorities. 
The laws and regulations covering the governmental sector that can be grouped according to the pollutant emissions from various activities.

The Environmental Protection Law has defined the responsibilities of the agency in terms of the following:

. Preparation of draft legislation and decrees pertinent to environmental management. 
. Collection of data both nationally and internationally on the state of the environment. 
. Preparation of periodical reports and studies on the state of the environment. 
. Formulation of the national plan and its projects. 
. Preparation of environmental profiles for new and urban areas, and setting of standards to be used in planning for their development. 
. Preparation of an annual report on the state of the environment to be prepared to the President.

The original text of the Act is in Arabic, and it is the one authorized official version.
The English translation can, therefore, only be considered as an aid to information dissemination.

Some provisions of the Executive Regulation of Law 4 were amended by Prime Minister's Decree No. 1741 of 2005.
Some provisions of Law 4 were amended by Law 9/2009.

Archives

Archive of Law 4 Before Amendments of Law9/2009

Download English translation of Law4 (Before Amendments)

Download Law4 in Arabic (Before Amendments)

Archive of the Executive Regulation of Law 4 Before Amendments of 2005

Download the Executive Regulation in English (Before Amendments)

Download the Executive Regulation in Arabic (Before Amendments)


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