Industrial Water Pollution Regulation Act (641)

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Industrial Water Pollution Regulation Act (641)

Each year in TKR, more marine and amphibious animals are put on the endangered list, cancer and other pollution related illnesses are on the increase, beach and water related tourism is on a downward trend, and natural water reliable economy sectors are collapsing. This can all be traced back to water pollution, which has been increasing as more coastline, river, lakefront, canal side, and reservoir side property is being delegated to industry. Therefore, this bill is aimed at decreasing water pollution by imposing regulations targeted at waterfront industry by zoning and rezoning waterfront industrial zones, encouraging and paying for relocation of industry inland, and by bringing fines, charges, or other punishments on buildings, companies, and factories that do not comply.
Approved on 06/09/2022 with 13 Aye, 1 Nay, 3 Abstain.

Article 1 - Government Role in Implementation

1.1 - It shall be the duty of TKR's local government government to de-zone and rezone waterfront industry
1.2 - It shall be the duty of the TKR's provincial government to make sure the regulations imposed by this bill are strictly followed by the companies and persons which said regulations are applicable to as well as make sure that fines, criminal charges, and other punishments are carried out against industrial buildings, the companies that own said buildings, and individual citizens who own or manage said building that do not comply with the regulations of this bill.
1.3 - It shall be the duty of the of TKR's national government to pay for or subsidize the relocation costs of industry inland
1.4 - The administration of pollution controls shall be funded to a level not to exceed 6 million florins per quarter.

Article 2 - Rezoning and Industry Movement

2.1 - It is mandatory that all waterfront plots delegated to industry (man made waterway or not) shall be rezoned to:
2.1.1 - low density residential zoning
2.1.2 - high density residential zoning
2.1.3 - commercial zoning (excluding warehouses)
2.1.4 - agricultural zoning
2.1.5 - rural zoning
2.1.6 - historic zoning (if said industrial zone is non-operational)
2.2 - It is mandatory that all governments offer industrial building owners whose factories lay in rezoned area enough money to cover estimated retail value of the building as well as ten percent of said price in order to incite said industrial building owner to relocate.
2.3 - waterfront industry on man made bodies of water are not encouraged to relocate if this criteria is met:
2.3.1 - said body of water does not lead directly into a natural body of water
2.3.2 - said body of water is completely void of aquatic or amphibian life
2.3.3 - said body of water is not used for recreational purposes
2.4 - if industry chooses to relocate, factory or warehouse movement costs will have to be completely paid for by the national government. It shall also be noted that the budget for said relocations should be at least ₣12 million quarterly, but this budget can fluctuate depending on the decisions of the Minister of Revenue and Treasury.
2.5 - in an exception to article 2.4, the national government can choose  to subsidize 70% or more of the relocation cost of industrial buildings that make 5,500,000,000 or more Florin a year.

Article 3 - Regulations and Fines on Non-compliant Factories, Companies, or Persons

3.1 - if a building owner fails to comply, there are several ways to proceed, but ultimately the decision is up to the local, provincial, or national government, as long as the decision incorporates one of the following:
3.2 - building owners may choose for their building to stay on the waterfront, as long as they subject said building to:
3.2.1 - mandatory daily maintenance, especially for equipment which handles chemicals and pollution
3.2.2 - weekly government inspections
3.2.3 - payment to said government for said inspections
3.3 - the local, provincial, and state government may force building owners to move; if building owners still do not comply, fines, force, and criminal charges may be used.
3.4 - government may embargo said company’s products
3.5 - government may freeze said company’s assets and money
3.6 - government may suspend said company’s manufacturing license
3.7 - government may block company products from being exported

Written and Proposed by Myguystan of the National Unity Party.

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