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Senate approves law on Prevention, Suppression and Limitation of Noise

DIARIONOTICIA.COM.DO – Last Wednesday the Senate approved in second reading and with modifications, the bill that modifies Law No. 287_04 on Prevention, Suppression and Limitation of Noxious and Annoying Noises that Produce Sound Pollution.

The initiative, submitted to Senator Prim Pujals Nolasco’s plenary session, states in its first recital that Article 67 of the Constitution of the Republic provides for the protection of the environment and that it is within the duties of the State to prevent pollution, protect and maintain the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

It emphasizes that the production or emission of noise that exceeds the permitted limits established in the regulations issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, in the following places or modalities: colmadones, grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, night and day clubs and other types of business or private places, using loudspeakers, thunderous music, power plants and other implements.

It specifies that a violation of what is established in article 2 numeral 1, shall be punished with the temporary closure of the establishment or business, for a period of no less than 30 days and no more than 90 days, and the payment of a fine of ten to fifteen minimum wages of those established by the Social Security Treasury.

It also indicates that any person, group of persons, public or private entities, may denounce violations of this Law, before the competent authorities.

Additionally, the senators sanctioned the bill that creates the Dominican Institute of the Coffee (INDOCAFE); initiative submitted by the Chamber of Deputies.

Senators also approved the bill that designated “General Antonio Imbert Barrera,” the stretch of the current Sarasota Avenue, between Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill avenues. The initiative is authored by Senator Amable Aristy Castro.

Also approved was the project that designates the name of Don Isidro Garcia Mercedes the main access road of the Hotel complex of Playa Dorada, in the municipality of Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata province.

The senators approved in first reading the bill of Environmental Education of the Dominican Republic; initiative of the Senator Jose Hazim Frappier.

Source: Diarionoticia
Oct 25, 2017

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