Tuesday, 30 July 2013
28th Sitting of the Environmental Protection Committee
At the sitting held on 30 July, the Environmental Protection Committee reviewed the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection Activity Information for the period February - April 2013.
The Committee members had questions about the water, air and soil monitoring in Zajaca and the control of blood lead levels in children, as well as the cooperation with other ministries on the issue. Minister Mihajlovic explained that Zajaca’s biggest problem is soil pollution, explaining that the air quality measuring posts had been out of commission for a while due to malfunctions, but that monitoring has once again been resumed.
The Committee members also had questions about ionising and non-ionising radiation protection.
At the sitting, representative of the Belgrade Open School Mirko Popovic, who took the post of “Green Chair”, asked the Ministry representatives about the role of civil society in the drafting of laws and development of Serbia’s energy strategy. He also pointed out the need to improve communication between the executive power and the civil sector.
The sitting was also attended by Filip Radovic, Environmental Protection Agency Director, Sladjana Velinov, Ionising Radiation Protection Agency Director and Aleksandar Dragisic, Director of the Institute for Nature Conservation.
After the debate, the Committee decided to accept the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection Activity Information for the period February - April 2013.
The sitting was chaired by Milica Vojic Markovic, Committee Chairperson.