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Environmental Supervision
Under the Environmental Protection Act, the rearing of fur animals is subject to an environmental permit. The type of permit will also define the regulatory authority, which is either a municipal or regional administrative office.


Environmental authorities carry out inspection visits to fur farms, and monitor compliance with the conditions in the environmental permit. The permits for fur farms include the obligation to submit reports, which are followed up by the authorities. If environmental permits are breached, the supervisory authority will take measures appropriate to the seriousness of the situation. The third clause of the Environmental Protection Act «authorities and their tasks» defines the bodies responsible for protecting the environment and their functions.
The supervisory authorities under this law are the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (regional environment authority) and the municipal environment authority (Section 22 of the YSL).
The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment draws up a control plan for the licensed activities in its area. The plan sets out control objectives, supervisory practices and available resources. The facilities subject to environmental permits are divided into four control categories, with the inspection of animal shelters usually in categories III to IV. The frequency of the periodic inspections is connected to the category in question.
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