In order to save lots of the metallurgy in Dunaújváros, Prime Minister Gergely Gulyás gave a press release of assist for the conclusion of an environmental safety contract between Duna Furnace Dunai Vasmű Kft. and the Fejér County Government Office, thus making certain the preservation of hundreds of jobs within the metropolis – learn the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Office MTI OS.
In September, the federal government determined to increase the general public administrative authority contract, which has already existed since 2004 in different instances, to the world of environmental safety. The goal of the transfer is to allow the federal government company performing environmental safety official duties to cooperate inside the framework of a contract with crops which have a major environmental burden, if the corporate undertakes to scale back this burden as quickly as attainable, and there’s a severe financial and job safety public curiosity hooked up to the conclusion of the contract.
We beforehand wrote about this laws right here:
The new proprietor of the smelter in Dunaújváros – making the most of the authorized alternative – requested the conclusion of the environmental safety authority contract, which may happen after the approval of the minister in command of the Prime Minister’s Office. Duna Furnace Dunai Vasmű Kft. intends to change from coal-based metal manufacturing to the extra environmentally pleasant electrical arc furnace know-how, which is able to cut back the CO2 emissions generated throughout its operation by roughly 80 %.
The environmental safety authority contract allows this transition to be carried out with out shutting down the smelter. This is especially important for technological causes within the occasion of a smelter shutdown, a restart would value a whole lot of billions, and this is able to contain the closing of the plant and the lack of hundreds of jobs.
The conclusion of the environmental safety authority contract ensures the operation of the smelter in the long run, the safety of workplaces and the as quickly as attainable discount of the environmental burden, the achievement of local weather safety targets, the knowledge states.
The Prime Minister’s Office additionally provides that the federal government presently doesn’t see some other current crops in Hungary within the case of which there’s a public curiosity on the premise of which it will be vital and justified to conclude an environmental safety contract.
The choice by no means utilized to ongoing investments, since an environmental safety authority contract can solely be concluded by an group that already has a license to train its actions.
What is all this?
The environmental safety authority contract was created with a comparatively new decree, which has obtained a variety of consideration in current weeks. This means in follow that within the case of huge polluting factories, the sanctioning instruments of the environmental safety authorities are restricted, since fines or the suspension of the operation of the polluting plant are subsequently out of the query after the conclusion of the contract. With the exemption contained within the contract, these sanctions could be triggered if the plant in query undertakes to remove the air pollution over time. Earlier, the federal government indicated that this decree was additionally tailor-made solely to the ironworks in Dunaújváros, though there have been opinions that the federal government was doing this within the pursuits of the battery factories. Finally, the directive of the minister in command of the Prime Minister’s Office on the circumstances and procedures for concluding an environmental safety authority contract revealed that environmental safety authority contracts can’t be concluded in any respect within the case of battery factories.
Front web page picture: The entrance to the Dunai Vasmű in Dunaújváros on October 13, 2023. On this present day, the President of the Republic, Katalin Novák, visited the ironworks on the second day of her two-day journey to the Fejér county. Source: MTI Photo/Noémi Bruzák