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Law on environmental protection 2014 (Chapter XV)
This Law provides statutory provisions on environmental protection activities; measures and resources used for the purpose of environmental protection; rights, powers, duties and obligations of regulatory bodies, agencies, organizations, households and individuals who are tasked with the environmental protection task.

Chapter XV

RESPONSIBILITIES OF VIETNAM FATHERLAND FRONT, SOCIO-POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIO–OCCUPATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Article 144. Responsibilities and rights of Vietnam Fatherland Front

1. Vietnam Fatherland Front, within its duties and powers, is responsible for propagandizing and mobilizing membership organizations and people to engage in environmental protection activity.

2. Vietnam Father Front carries out giving advice, responding and observing the implementation of policies, law on environmental protection according to the law. State management agencies of all levels are responsible for creating favorable conditions for Vietnam Fatherland Front to take part in environmental protection.

Article 145. Responsibilities and rights of socio-political organizations, socio-occupational organizations

1. Socio-political organizations, socio-occupational organizations take the following responsibilities:

a) Complying with the law on environmental protection;

b) Taking part in activities of environmental protection.

2. Socio-political organizations, socio-occupational organizations have the following rights:

a) Being granted access to and the right to ask for information of environmental protection in accordance with the law;

b) Consulting about projects in relation to its functions, duties and authorities;

c) Consulting, responding on environmental protection to state management agencies and owners of production, business and service entities concerned in accordance with the law;

d) Engaging in activities of investigation into environmental protection at production, business and service entities in relation to its functions, duties and authorities;

đ) Submitting petition to competent authorities for handling violations of the law on environmental protection.

3. Environmental management agencies of all levels are responsible for creating favorable conditions for socio-political organizations, socio-occupational organizations to exercise the rights as stipulated in Paragraph 2 of this Article.

Article 146. Rights and obligations of local communities

1. Representatives of local communities under environmental effects of production, business and service entities have the right to ask the owners of those production, business and service entities to provide information of environmental protection through direct dialogs or in writing; organize practical enquiry into environmental protection tasks by production, business and service entities; collect, supply information to competent agencies and take responsibility for the information supplied.

2. Representatives of residential community in the area under environmental effects of production, business and service entities have the right to ask state management agencies concerned to supply results of investigation, inspection and handling of the entities.

3. Representatives of residential community have the right to take part in the evaluation of environmental protection tasks by production, business and service entities; implementing all the measures to protect rights and interests of residential community in accordance with the law.

4. Owners of production, business and service entities must fulfill the requirements of residential community.

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