Judiciary Committee approves project that protects Igarapés

The project aims to protect rivers and streams of the capital of Amazonas.
23/08/2016 10h40 - Updated 23/08/2016 15h35
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The Committee on Constitution, Justice and Writing (CCJR) Mayor of Manaus (CMM), approved the Draft Law No. 032/2016, which provides for the mandatory visual identification in vehicles Clean Fossa and aims to protect rivers and streams of the capital of Amazonas.

The project is by the chairman of the Environmental Commission of the CMM, Councilman Everaldo Farias (PV) and it was presented at the beginning of the year. The proposal also aims to contribute to the monitoring and possible identification of vehicles of clean fossa companies that are operating erratically in Manaus.

"I'm glad that our proposal has been approved by the Commission's key House. Our goal is to oversee this type of service, as the companies owning the trucks must have municipal license to operate because it ensures the necessary operating conditions for service. By identifying our rivers and streams will be better protected against the dumping of wastes ", said Councilman.

According to the project, all clean tank vehicles should be graphed on the sides and aft of their tanks and doors with letters 20 cm on the side and 10 cm in truck aft, identifying the condition 'Clean Fossa'. The name and telephone number of the company providing the service will also appear with the same emphasis, following identification.

Also according to the proposal, painting should be done with paint that color highlight the vehicle or tank bottom. If approved, the project and become law, the vehicle traffic at odds with the law suffer a fine of R $ 1.394, or equivalent 15 UFMS’s (Tax Municipality Units), the unit being the amount of 92,97. And in case of recurrence, the fine will be doubled, without prejudice to the seizure of the vehicle.

environmental crime
According to the Municipal Environment and Sustainability (Semmas), vehicle clean-sump flagranteados are pouring waste into city creeks are subject to fines ranging from R $ 35 mil a R$ 7 millions. The crime is classified as very serious by the Environmental Code of the City.

"One of the priorities of our mandate was that of contributing to the protection of rivers and streams of our city, by strengthening surveillance. Who pours directly into rivers, sewage waste without proper treatment must be punished. We must prevent any irregular service in our city and the more control measures more likely to combat possible illegalities and crimes against the environment ", He finished Everaldo.

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