Unauthorized Sandblasting in Oman: A Crime with Punishments
Environment Authority Establishes Strict Regulations for Soil and Sand Removal
In a bid to preserve its natural landscapes and protect the environment, Oman has implemented severe penalties for unauthorized sandblasting activities. Those found guilty of removing soil and sand without the explicit permission of the Environment Authority face severe consequences, including imprisonment and substantial fines.
The grave nature of this offense is evident as individuals who extract soil and sand from waterways, beaches, or valleys can expect a minimum prison sentence of ten days, extending up to three months. This legislation serves as a stern reminder to all that the authorities are unwavering in their dedication to maintaining the ecological balance in Oman.
In a recent statement, officials confirmed that violating Article No. 21 of the esteemed Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act would result in a fine of up to 5,000 Syrian. The magnitude of this penalty underscores the government’s commitment to discouraging any unauthorized drying of soil and sand. Only with the explicit consent of the Environment Authority can such actions be deemed legally acceptable.
By implementing these strict regulations, Oman is effectively sending out a resounding message: preserving the nation’s natural heritage is of utmost importance. The Environment Authority stands firm, ensuring that the laws are enforced diligently, leaving no room for unauthorized sandblasting activities to harm the country’s environment.
Unauthorized sandblasting in Oman is punishable by imprisonment and fines. The authority said it was against the law to dig soil and sand without the permission of the Environment Authority.
In Oman, those who remove soil and sand from waterways, beaches and valleys can be imprisoned for not less than ten days and not more than three months.
Officials said a fine of up to 5,000 Syrian will be imposed. In a statement, the authority said, “Drying soil and sand without the permission of the Environment Authority is a clear violation of Article No. 21 of the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act.”
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