In the Federal District of Siberia and the Federal District of the Far East, nearly 800 homes were hit by wildfires in two months

Siberian Federal District, Far East Federal District, 5 June 22 (IA Teleinform), – Nearly 800 residential buildings were damaged by fires in Siberia and the Far East in two months.

As reported in the press service Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Irkutsk regionOn May 28, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses”, which enters into force on June 8 this year.

The law toughens administrative liability for violating fire safety requirements, as well as for violating forest fire safety rules, increasing the size of administrative fines on average for citizens – ten times, for officials, individuals and legal entities – twice.

Violation of fire safety requirements will involve “warning or imposing an administrative fine on citizens from five thousand to fifteen thousand rubles. for officials – from twenty thousand to thirty thousand rubles. for people engaged in business activities without forming a legal entity – from forty thousand to sixty thousand rubles. for legal entities – from three hundred thousand to four hundred thousand rubles.

Violation of fire safety requirements committed under the conditions of a special fire regime will entail “the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of ten thousand to twenty thousand rubles. for officials – from thirty thousand to sixty thousand rubles. for people engaged in business activities without forming a legal entity – from sixty thousand to eighty thousand rubles. for legal entities – from four hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand rubles.

The repeated commission of an administrative offense provided for in Part 1 of Article 20.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation will imply “the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens amounting to twelve thousand to twenty thousand rubles. for officials – from thirty thousand to sixty thousand rubles. for persons engaged in business activities without forming a legal entity – from sixty thousand to eighty thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activities for a period of up to thirty days. for legal entities – from four hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activities for a period of up to thirty days.

Violation of fire safety requirements that caused fire and destruction or damage to someone else’s property or causing minor or moderate damage to human health entails “the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens of forty thousand to fifty thousand rubles. for officials – from eighty thousand to one hundred thousand rubles. for persons engaged in business activities without forming a legal entity – from ninety thousand to one hundred ten thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activities for a period of up to thirty days. for legal entities – from seven hundred thousand to eight hundred thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activities for a period of up to thirty days.

Violation of fire safety requirements that caused fire and serious damage to human health or death of an individual will entail “the imposition of an administrative fine on legal entities amounting to one million to two million rubles or an administrative suspension of activities for up to ninety days.”

The department notes that the Kemerovo region legislature acted as the initiator of the bill. Russia’s EMERCOM supported these measures. According to the organization, the growing responsibility for violating forest fire safety rules will encourage citizens, officials and legal entities to strictly comply with fire safety requirements and prevent fires. All this will minimize the damage from the fire.

Now in the territory of the Russian Federation there is an unfavorable situation associated with the occurrence of forest and natural (landscape) fires. In the last two months alone, nearly 800 apartment buildings have been damaged by fires in Siberia and the Far East. At the same time, the main causes of fires are human activities related to the burning of dry vegetation, the violation of fire safety requirements and the careless handling of fire, including forests.

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