The first Republican Environmental Youth Forum “Ecovolna”
24 October 2012, Wednesday
For the purposes of support and development of environmental movements in the Republic of Tatarstan, enhancement of efficiency of their activities aimed at fostering of ecological awareness of youth and the population in general, the Tatar Regional Department of the All-Russian Youth Association “Russian Students’ Teams” will hold the first Republican Environmental Youth Forum “Ecovolna” in cooperation with the Youth Public Chamber under the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. The Forum will take place from October 31 until November 1, 2012 under the auspices of the Youth Center “Volga” of Laishevo Municipal District.
Public environment-oriented organizations for children, students and youth, representatives of state authorities, as well as public and academic figures will take part in the Forum activities. The Forum program will include plenary sittings, discussion platforms and workshop sessions.
Bio-resources of the Kuibyshev Reservoir were replenished by 14 thousand young sterlets. The stocking was carried out in the area of the Kama Reach of ATC-Garant OOO and Avtostrada AO. The event is a compensatory measure and is carried out by organizations that use water resources or develop subsoil in water areas. Fish are produced in volumes calculated in accordance with the environmental impact assessment.
First Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan - Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Tatarstan in the field of Environmental Protection Fayaz Shakirov took part in an interagency meeting on ensuring the rule of law in the field of handling solid municipal waste, chaired by the First Deputy of Volga Interregional Environmental Prosecutor Elena Makushenko. In his speech, he touched on the topic of activities of the Ministry in terms of environmental oversight in the field of waste management.
The first raid on inspection of vehicles transporting municipal solid waste to the Vostochny solid waste landfill was carried out by inspectors of the Central Territorial Administration of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan together with employees of the Office for Combating Economic Crimes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Tatarstan and the Traffic Police Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Tatarstan.
As a result, over 8 hours of work, public service employees inspected 64 vehicles. 6 violations were revealed.
Prikamsky Territorial Administration of the Ministry of Ecology of the Republic of Tatarstan received an appeal about the garbage dump behind the shopping center on Avtozavodsky Prospect of Naberezhnye Chelny from local residents. The fact of violation of environmental laws was confirmed - the area of an unauthorized waste storage site was 15 square meters. As a result of an administrative investigation under Part 1 of Article 8.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, currently, unauthorized waste disposal has been eliminated.