LEGRANT defended the client`s interests in a dispute with the State Ecological Inspection

July 12, 2019 · News

Court recognized illegal the State Ecological Inspection’s attempt to impose additional obligations and permissions on the stevedore.

Legrant Law Company has protected client’s interests – the stevedore company that specializes on transshipment of oil – in a dispute with the State Ecological Inspection.

After a planned inspection that was held with a series of violations inspectors demanded from the company an environmental impact assessment report (EIS) and permission for subsoil use for wastewater discharge. Moreover, officials insisted, that the operator have to monitor places of formation, storage and disposal of waste.

It should be noted, that the activity of Legrant’s Client is fully covered by environmental inspection report, which has the force of the environmental impact assessment, and doesn’t require additional examination according to the Law of Ukraine "On Environmental Impact Assessment". Furthermore, the Client exploits storage tanks, which are not used for wastewater discharge.

As a result, the administrative court recognized illegal the State Ecological Inspection’s order and confirmed the absence of any offenses in the person of the stevedore.

During the proceeding, court also agreed that the requirements of Inspection to perform monitoring of the places of formation, storage and disposal of waste are unlawful, as the company is not the subject of the monitoring.

The case was supported by LEGRANT’s Senior lawyer Liudmila Sizonenko under the general supervision of the Managing Partner Tatyana Titarenko.

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