Ukraine: authorities will not be checking environmental complaints made by organisations

State environmental inspection will only be investigating grounded environmental complaints made by individuals.  The amendment to the procedure for environmental inspection of organisations was introduced by Order No. 101 of 16 March 2016. The amendment provides that a non-scheduled environmental inspection may only be conducted following a complaint of an individual (instead of “an individual or an organization” as before) regarding a breach of his or her lawful rights.


The amendment to the procedure also introduces additional reasons for the performance of a non-scheduled environmental inspection – death of an individual from an accident or occupational illness resulting from the performance of an organization of its activities.