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Chapter 15 LANDS OF RURAL CENTERS OF POPULATION

Article 93.

Lands of Rural Centers of Population Lands of rural centers of population shall include all lands located within the boundaries set for these centers according to the land management procedure. Lands of rural centers of population shall be managed by rural Soviets of People's Deputies. Boundaries of rural centers of population shall be set and modified by regional Soviets of People's Deputies. Article 94. Allotment of Plots of Land from the Lands of Rural Centers of Population The allotment of plots of land for possession, use and on lease within the boundaries of rural centers of population shall be made on decision of the rural Soviet of People's Deputies. The size of plots of land allotted for the building and maintenance of cultural, communal, living and other buildings and works shall be determined in accordance with the project planning documentation and norms (standards) approved according to the established procedure. Article 95. Procedure of the Use of Lands of Rural Centers of Population Plots of land within the boundaries of rural centers of population shall be used for the building of living, cultural, communal, production buildings and works as well as for the management of private auxiliary farms, gardening and other purposes in accordance with their planning and building projects. Section VI LANDS OF INDUSTRY, TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS, DEFENSE AND OTHER PURPOSES Article 96. Lands of Industry, Transport, Communications and Other Purposes Lands of industry, transport, communications and other purposes shall be lands provided for use to correspondent enterprises, institutions and organizations for the implementation of tasks set to them. The size of plots of land provided for the above purposes shall be determined in accordance with the project technical documentation and norms approved according to the established procedure, while the allotment of plots of land shall be executed taking the priority of their practical usage. The procedure for the use of lands of industry, transport, communications and other purposes shall be defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 97. Provision by Enterprises, Institutions and Organizations of Industry, Transport, Communications Sectors of Lands for Agricultural Purposes Enterprises, institutions and organizations of industry, transport, communications and other sectors of the national economy shall provide the lands unused by them, on decision of the regional or urban Soviets of People's Deputies, for temporary use to citizens, collective farms, state farms, other enterprises, institutions, organizations for agricultural purposes according to the procedure and on conditions established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Decisions by the Soviets of People's Deputies shall specify the time periods for the provision of the plot of land as well as conditions of use and return of the plot of land. Payment for the above lands shall be effected according to the procedure specified in Article 42 of the present Code. Article 98. Lands for the Needs of the Defense Lands for the needs of the defense shall be lands provided for the location and permanent activity of military units, institutions, military educational establishments, enterprises and organizations of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, border, internal and railway troops. The procedure for the provision of lands for the needs of the defense shall be determined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. The procedure of use on the territory of the Republic of lands provided for the needs of the defense shall be established by the legislation in force on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Section VII LANDS OF NATURE-PROTECTION, HEALTH, RECREATIONAL, AND HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PURPOSES Article 99. Lands of Nature-Protection Purposes Lands of nature-protection purposes shall include lands of reserves, national and dendrological parks, botanical gardens, wood reserves (except hunting reserves), monuments of nature, water-protection strips (zones) of rivers and water reservoirs. On the above lands, activities contradicting their purposes shall be banned. To secure the conditions for the reserves, national and dendrological parks, botanical gardens, wood reserves (except hunting reserves), monuments of nature, protection zones shall be established forbidding on these lands activities adversely affecting the observance of their conditions. Boundaries of these zones shall be established by special information marks. It may not be allowed to withdraw from land owners and land users plots of land within the protection zones and water-protection strips. The procedure for the use of lands of nature-protection purposes shall be established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 100. Lands of Health Purposes Lands of health purposes shall include plots of land possessing natural healing factors (mineral sources, deposits of fango, climatic or other conditions) which are favorable for the organization of prophylaxis and treatment. Lands of resorts shall be subject to especial protection. To protect natural healing factors, sanitary protection areas shall be established at all resorts. Within these areas it shall be banned to provide plots of land for possession, use or on lease to the enterprises, institutions and organizations as well citizens whose activities is incompatible with the protection of the natural healing properties and the favorable conditions for the rest of the population. The procedure of use of lands of health purposes shall be determined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 101. Lands of Recreational Purposes Lands of recreational purposes shall be lands designed and used for the organized mass-scale rest and tourism of the population. Activities hindering the purposeful use of recreational lands shall be banned. The procedure for the use of recreational lands shall be defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 102. Lands of Historical and Cultural Purposes Lands of historical and cultural purposes shall include lands of historical and cultural reserves, memorial parks, cemeteries and burials, archeological monuments, as well as the archeological cultural layer in the historical centers of the towns and other centers of population. Any activities hindering the purposeful use of such lands shall be banned. The procedure for the use of the above lands shall be defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Section VIII LANDS OF THE FOREST FUND, LANDS OF THE WATER FUND AND LANDS OF THE RESERVE Article 103. Lands of the Forest Fund Lands of the forest fund shall be lands covered with forest as well as lands not covered with forest but provided for forestry needs. The procedure for the use of the lands of the forest fund shall be defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 104. Provision of Lands of the Forest Fund for Agricultural Purposes Regions or urban Soviets of people's Deputies on agreement with the state forestry authorities may provide lands of the forest fund to collective farms, state farms, enterprises, organizations, institutions and citizens for temporary use in agricultural purposes. Payment for the above lands shall be collected according to the procedure stipulated in Article 42 of the present Code. Article 105. Lands of the Water Fund Lands of the water fund shall include lands occupied by water reservoirs, bogs, hydrotechnical and other water-management works as well as lands allotted as strips along the banks of water reservoirs, main inter-facility channels and collectors. The procedure for the use of the lands of the water fund shall be defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 106. Lands of the Reserve Lands of the reserve shall be all lands which are not provided for possession or permanent use. They shall also include lands the right of possession and use of which has been ceased in accordance with Article 35 of the present Code. Lands of the reserve shall be managed by the regional Soviets of People's Deputies and shall be designed to be provided for possession, use or on lease predominantly for agricultural purposes in accordance with the present Code. Section IX REIMBURSEMENT OF LOSSES TO LAND OWNERS, LAND USERS AND OF LOSSES OF AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY PRODUCTION Article 107. Reimbursement of Losses to Land Owners and Land Users Losses caused by the withdrawal or temporary occupation of plots of land as well as by restriction of rights of land owners and land users, including lease holders, or by a deterioration of the quality of lands as a result of effects caused by activities of enterprises, institutions, organizations and citizens, shall be liable to a reimbursement in the full amount (including expenses for the improvement of the quality of lands over the period of possession or use of the plots of land proceeding from the cadastre value as well as lost profits) to the land owners and land users, including lease holders, who have sustained these losses. Reimbursement shall also be made in relation to the losses on the restoration of buildings and works damaged as a result of earth settling when developing mineral resources, as well as additional expenses for the execution of measures for the protection of buildings and works located on the areas of deposition of mineral resources against possible settling of the earth. Losses shall be reimbursed by enterprises, institutions and organizations to which the plots of land being withdrawn have been allotted, as well as by enterprises, institutions and organizations, whose activities restrict the rights of land owners and land users, including lease-holders, or deteriorate the quality of nearby lands, according to the procedure established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. Disputes connected with the reimbursement of losses and the determination of their amount shall be settled in a court of justice or the state arbitration in accordance with their powers. Article 108. Reimbursement of Losses of Agricultural and Forestry Production Losses of agricultural and forestry production caused by a withdrawal of agricultural and forestry lands for their use for the purposes that are not connected with the management of agriculture and forestry farming, a restriction of rights of land owners and land users, including leaseholders, or a deterioration of the quality of lands as a result of an impact caused by activities of enterprises, institutions and organizations shall be reimbursed to the Oblast Soviet of People's Deputies. These losses shall be compensated in addition to the reimbursement of losses stipulated in Article 107 of the present Code. The above losses shall be reimbursed by enterprises, institutions and organizations to which are allotted the agricultural and forestry lands being withdrawn for purposes that are not connected with the management of agricultural and forestry farming as well as by enterprises, institutions and organizations around the facilities of which protection and sanitary zones are established which are excluded from the agricultural and forestry lands or transferred to the category of smaller-value lands. Resources received as a reimbursement of losses shall be used only for the putting into practical use of new lands, increase of soil fertility and productive capacity of the lands of the forestry fund. The amount and procedure for the determination of losses to be reimbursed as well as cases when enterprises, institutions and organizations are to be exempted from their reimbursement shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. Section X PROTECTION OF LANDS Article 109. Purposes and Tasks of Land Protection The protection of lands includes a system of legal, organizational, economic and other measures aimed at their rational use, prevention of ungrounded withdrawals of lands from the agricultural usage, protection against harmful man-made impacts as well as at reproducing and increasing the fertility of soils, and productivity of the forestry fund. The protection of lands shall be effect on the basis of a complex approach to lands as complex natural formations (ecosystems) with account of their zonal and regional specific features, purposes and nature of use. The system of rational use of lands must have a nature-protection, resource-saving character and envisage the preservation of soils, the restriction of impacts on plant and animal world, geologic rocks and other components of the environment. Article 110. Maintenance and the Procedure of Protection of Lands Land owners and land users, including leaseholders, shall exercise: the rational organization of the territory; the restoration and increase of the fertility of soils as well as of other properties of land; the protection of lands against water and wind erosion, flooding, bogging, salination, drying out, compacting, contamination with production wastes, chemical and radioactive substances, against other processes of destruction; the protection of agricultural lands against growing on them of shrubs and scrubs, other processes deteriorating the crop-growing conditions of lands; the measures for the preservation of peat soils during their use, the prevention of processes of mineralization of peat soils; the conservation of degraded agricultural lands if the fertility of soils cannot be restored by other methods; the recultivation of destroyed lands, the increase of their fertility and of other useful properties of lands; the removal, use and preservation of the fertile layer of the soil when performing work connected with the destruction of lands. The state authorities shall take the necessary measures to protect lands within the frameworks of republican programs. The procedure of protection of lands shall be established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 111. Ecological Requirements to the Location, Designing, Building and Putting into Operation of Facilities, Buildings and Works Affecting the Condition of Lands When locating, designing, building and putting into operation new or reconstructed facilities, buildings and works as well as introducing new technologies adversely affecting the condition of lands land protection measures must be envisaged and implemented. It shall be banned to put into operation facilities and employ technologies without taking measures aimed at protecting lands against degradation or destruction. Location of facilities affecting the condition of lands shall be agreed with land-management, nature-protection and other authorities according to the procedure defined by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 112. Economic Encouragement of Rational Use and Protection of Lands Economic encouragement of rational use and protection of lands shall be aimed at increasing the incentives for the land owners and land users, including leaseholders, for the preservation and reproduction of the fertility of soils, the protection of land against adverse effects of production activities and shall include: the appropriation of resources from the republican or local budget for the restoration of lands destroyed not because of them; the freeing from payment for the plots of lands which are at the stage of agricultural usage or improvement of their condition during the period envisaged by the work performance project; the granting of preferential credits; the partial compensation from the budgetary resources for the decrease of the income resulting from a temporary preservation of plots of land destroyed not because of them; the incentives for the improvement of the quality of lands, the increase of the soil fertility and of the productivity of the forestry fund lands, the production of ecologically clean products. The procedure for the exercise of measures connected with the economic encouragement for the rational use and protection of lands shall be established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Section XI CONTROL OVER THE USE AND PROTECTION OF LANDS Article 113. Tasks of the State Control Over the Use and Protection of Lands Tasks of the state control over the use and protection of lands constitute the securing of the observance by all state and public authorities, state, cooperative and other public enterprises, institutions and organizations as well as by citizens of the requirements of the land legislation for the purpose of effective use and protection of lands. Article 114. Authorities Exercising the State Control Over the Use and Protection of Lands The state control over the use and protection of lands shall be exercised by the Soviets of People's Deputies and the land-management authorities. The procedure for the exercise of the State control over the use and protection of lands shall be established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 115. Monitoring of Lands Monitoring of lands represents a system of observation over the condition of the land fund, including lands located in areas of radioactive and other kinds of contamination for the purpose of timely detection of changes, their evaluation, prevention and elimination of consequences of negative processes. The structure, content and procedure for the implementation of the monitoring shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. Section XII USE OF LANDS AFFECTED BY RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION Article 116. Use of Lands Affected by Radioactive Contamination Plots of land affected by radioactive contamination which do provide clean products shall be excluded from the agricultural usage. It shall be banned to produce agricultural produce on such lands. The procedure for the economic use of lands affected by radioactive contamination, the location on such lands of living houses, cultural, communal and production buildings, the performance of land-reclamation and crop-producing operations shall be defined by special legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Article 117. Responsibility for the Violation of the Established Procedure of Use of Lands Affected by Radioactive Contamination Persons guilty of violation of the established procedure of use of lands affected by radioactive contamination shall bear civil-law, administrative or criminal responsibility in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Section XIII STATE LAND CADASTRE Article 118. Purpose of the State Land Cadastre The State Land Cadastre shall be designed to provide Soviets of People's deputies, enterprises, institutions, organizations and citizens concerned with data on land so as to organize its rational use and protection, regulate land relationship, manage the land, justify the amount of payment for the land, assess the economic activities, and implement other measures connected with the use of lands. Article 119. Content of the State Land Cadastre The State Land Cadastre shall contain the system of the required data and the documents on the legal treatment of lands, their distribution among land owners, land users, categories of lands, on qualitative characteristics and economic value of lands. The keeping of the State Land Cadastre shall be secured through the performance of topographic, geodetic, aerial-photographic, cartographic, soil, geobotanical and other surveys and researches, agrometeorological observations, registration of land ownership and land use, recording and evaluation of lands. Article 120. Procedure for the Keeping of the State Land Cadastre and The Cadastre Documentation The State Land Cadastre shall be kept by land-management authorities at the expense of resources of the state budget. The procedure of keeping of the State Land Cadastre shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. Section XIV LAND MANAGEMENT Article 121. Purpose of the Land Management The land management includes a system of measures aimed at implementing the land legislation, decisions of the Soviets of People's Deputies on the organization of use and protection of lands, creating a favorable ecological environment and improving natural landscapes. Article 122. Content of the Land Management The land management envisages: 1) the elaboration of plans of use and protection of land resources and of land-management plans; 2) the established on the locality of the administrative territorial boundaries; 3) the drawing up of projects for the formation of new and bringing to order of the existing land ownership and land usage doing away with the inconvenient assignment of lands, the allotment of plots of lands in practice, preparation of documents certifying the right of possession and use of the land; 4) the elaboration of internal land-management projects and of other projects connected with the use and protection of lands; 5) the elaboration of republican and regional programs for the use and protection of lands in future; 6) the justification of the location and the establishment of the boundaries of territories with special nature-protection, recreational and reserve conditions; 7) the author-s supervision over the implementation of land-management projects; 8) the performance of topographic and geodetic, aerial-photographic and geodetic, cartographic, soil, geobotanical and other examinations and surveys. Article 123. Organization of the Land Management The land management shall be effected by state land-management authorities at the expense of the budgetary resources. The elaboration of land-management projects connected with the arrangement, radical improvement and protection of plots of land may be performed on the initiative of land owners and land users at their expense by other land-management organizations. Section XV SETTLING OF LAND DISPUTES AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE LAND LEGISLATION Chapter 16 SETTLING OF LAND DISPUTES Article 124. Authorities Entitled to Settle Land Disputes Land disputes shall be settled by local Soviets of People's Deputies, a court of justice or the state arbitration court according to the procedure established by the present Code and other legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Soviets of People's Deputies may transfer their powers in the part of the settling of land disputes to their executive bodies. Article 125. Settling of Property Disputes Connected with the Land Relationship Property disputes connected with the land relationship among enterprises, institutions and organizations shall be settled by the bodies of the state arbitration while property disputes connected with land relationship when parties or one of the parties are collective farms or citizens shall be settled by a court of justice unless the legislation of the Republic of Belarus establishes otherwise. Article 126. Settling of Land Disputes Between Land Owners and Land Users of the Republic of Belarus and Other States Disputes of enterprises, institutions and organizations of the Republic of Belarus on the issues of land use on the territory of other states shall be considered by commissions set up on the parity basis from representatives of the Republic of Belarus and concerned states. If the commission has not come to an agreed conclusion, disputes on such issues shall be considered according to the procedure established by international law. Article 127. Settling of Land Disputed Between Land Owners and Land Users of One Oblast on Issues of Ownership and Use of Land on the Territory of Another Oblast Disputes of land owners and land users of one Oblast on issues of ownership and use of land on the territory of another Oblast shall be settled by the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus. Article 128. Settling of Land Disputes Between Land Owners and Land Users on Issues of Possession and Use of Land on the Territory of Different Regions of the Oblast Disputes of land owners and land users on issues of possession and use of the land on the territory of different regions of the given Oblast shall be settled by the Oblast Soviet of People's Deputies. Article 129. Settling of Land Disputes Between Land Owners and Land Users on Issues of Possession and Use of Land on the Territory of the Region Disputes of land owners and land users on issues of possession and use of the land on the territory of the region shall be settled by the regional Soviet of People's Deputies except disputes envisaged in Articles 73, 130, 131 and 135 of the present Code. Article 130. Settling of Land Disputes Between Land Owners and Land Users on Issues of Possession and Use of Land on the Territory of the Town (Settlement) Disputes of land owners and land users on issues of possession and use of the land on the territory of the town (settlement) shall be settled by the town (settlement) Soviet of People's Deputies except disputes envisaged in Articles 73 and 135 of the present Code. Article 131. Settling of Land Disputes Between Land Owners and Land Users on Issues of Possession and Use of Land on the Territory of the Rural Centers of Population Disputes of land owners and land users on issues of possession and use of the land on the territory of the rural centers of population shall be settled by the rural Soviet of People's Deputies except disputes envisaged in Articles 73 and 135 of the present Code. Article 132. Procedures of Settling of Land Disputes Between Local Soviets of People's Deputies Disputes on the issue of land possession or land use shall be considered by local Soviets of People's Deputies at the request of one of the parties. Disputes on the issue of land possession or land use shall be considered with the participation of parties concerned which must be notified of the time and the place of the dispute consideration. If one of the parties is not present and if this party has not submitted a request on the settling of the dispute in the absence of the party the consideration of the issue shall be adjourned. Absence of the party without a justified reason for the second time shall not adjourn the consideration of the dispute on the issue of land possession or land use. Materials necessary for the settling of the dispute on the issue of land possession or land use shall be prepared by land-management authorities. To prepare materials for the settling of disputes on the issue of land possession or land use, local Soviets of People's Deputies may, if required, set up commission composed of deputies of the local Soviets of People's Deputies and representatives off land-management authorities. The authority which considers the dispute on the issue of land possession or land use shall take a decision which may envisage the procedure for the execution of the decision and measures for the restoration of the violated right of the land owner or land user. Article 133. Rights and Duties of the Parties Participating in the Land Dispute The parties participating in the land dispute shall have the right: to learn the materials on the settling of the land dispute; to record abstracts from them; to submit documents and other proofs; to lodge requests; to make oral and written explanations; to object against requests and arguments of the other party; to obtain a copy of the decision on the land dispute and, if required, appeal against it in a superior body. The parties shall be obliged to honestly use their rights. Article 134. Execution of the Decision on the Land Issue The decision on the land issue shall be executed by the land-management or another authority (body) specified in the decision. The execution of the decision on the land dispute may be suspended or adjourned by the authority which has made the decision or by a superior authority. Article 135. Settling of Disputed Between Citizens Having Jointly-Possessed Buildings Disputes between citizens having jointly-possessed buildings on the procedure of possession of the plot of land shall considered in a court of justice. The procedure of possession of a part of the plot of land shall be defined taking into account the shares of the buildings owned by the citizens. Chapter 17 RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE LAND LEGISLATION Article 136. Invalidity of Dealings of Land Owners and Land Users Contracts on purchasing and selling, giving as a gift, pledging as well as unauthorized exchange of plots of land shall be invalid. Article 137. Civil, Administrative or Criminal Responsibility for the Violation of the Land Legislation Persons guilty of making dealings specified in Article 136 of the present Code as well as of: unauthorized occupation of plots of land; damage of agricultural and other lands, contamination of them with chemical and radioactive substances, production wastes and sewage; placement, building, designing, putting into operation of facilities adversely affecting the condition of the lands; nonfulfilment of the requirements of environment protection conditions in the use of lands; use of plots of land not in conformity with the purposes for which they are provided; nonfulment of conditions of removal, storing and placing of a fertile layer of the soil; untimely return of temporary occupied lands or nonfulfilment of the commitments on their bringing to the condition suitable for their use according to their purposes; destruction of border marks showing boundaries of land possessions or land use; misrepresentation of data of the state registration, accounting and evaluation of lands - shall bear civil, administrative or criminal responsibility in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. The legislation of the Republic of Belarus may establish responsibility for other violations of the land legislation as well. Article 138. Return of Plots of Land Occupied Without Authorization Plots of land occupied without authorization shall be returned to their owners without reimbursement of expenses made over the period of unauthorized use. Bringing of plots of land to the condition suitable for their use, including demolition of buildings, shall be made at the expense of the enterprises, institutions, organizations and citizens which have occupied plots of land without authorization. The return of the plot of land occupied without authorization shall be made on decision of the correspondent Soviet of People's Deputies of a court of justice. Article 139. Withdrawal of the Plot of Land for Systematic Violation of the Land Use Rules In case of systematic violation of the land use rules plots of land which are used by land owners or land users incorrectly may be withdrawn from them. The withdrawal of plots of land for systematic violation of the land use rules shall be executed according to the procedure stipulated in Article 36 of the present Code. Article 140. Reimbursement of Damage Caused as a Result of Violation of the Land Legislation Enterprises, institutions, organizations and citizens shall be obliged to reimburse the damage caused by them as a result of violation of the land legislation. Section XVI INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS Article 141. International Agreements If an international agreement of the Republic of Belarus stipulates rules other than the rules which are contained in the land legislation of the Republic of Belarus, then the rules of the international agreement shall apply. Chairman, Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus N.DEMENTEY DECREE OF THE SUPREME SOVIET OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS On Putting in Force the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus The Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus decrees: 1. To put in force the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus from January 1, 1991. 2. Until the legislation of the Republic of Belarus is brought in line with the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus the current acts of the land legislation of the republic of Belarus shall be applied inasmuch as they do not contradict the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus. 3. The Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus shall be applied to legal relations appearing after the putting in force of the Code, i.e. from January 1, 1991. In regard to land relations appearing before January 1, 1991 the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus shall be applied to those rights and duties which will appear after the putting in force of the Code. 4. The right to carry on survey work on plots of land the permit for which has been given before January 1, 1991, shall remain till the expiration of the time period stipulated when the permit was given. 5. To establish that: decisions on the provision of plots of land made before January 1, 1991 by the correspondent authorities within their powers but not put into effect by the time the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus is put in force shall be liable to execution in accordance with the requirements of the Code; citizens who are not workers of agricultural enterprises as well as legal persons having in temporary use plots of land provided to them by agricultural enterprises before January 1, 1991 shall retain their rights until they arrange their rights of land ownership or land use; the calculation of the time stipulated in item 10 of Article 35 of the Code shall begin from the time of its putting in force. 6. To charge the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus to present proposals: before February 1, 1991 to the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus - on the setting up of the state body on the land reform and land management; before March 1, 1991 to the supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus - on payments for land; before April 1, 1991 to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus - on the implementation of the land reform in the Republic; before June 1, 1991 to the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus - on alterations of and additions to the current legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus following from the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall carry out, before May 1, 1991, a set of measures aimed at implementing the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus and including: the establishment of the procedure for the systematic detection of lands used not according to their purpose of use, used irrationally or used by methods causing a reduction of the soil fertility; the establishment of the amount and the procedure for the determination of losses of agricultural and forestry production due to be reimbursed and cases for the freeing from their reimbursement; the approval of main regulations on land management, the procedure of putting in force of the land cadastre and land monitoring, the exercise of the state control over the use and protection of lands; the approval of the form of the land lease contract. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall bring, before July 1, 1991, the decision of the Government of the Republic of Belarus in line with the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus, as well as shall secure the review and annulment by the ministries, state committees and departments of the Republic of Belarus of heir regulations contradicting the Code. 7. Oblast Soviets of People's Deputies shall secure the performance of work on the withdrawal of plots of land from collective farms, state farms, other enterprises, institutions, organizations and their inclusion into ownership, use or lease in accordance with Articles 55, 94, 95 of the Code on Land of the Republic of Belarus. 8. To recognize as invalid from January 1, 1991 the Code on Land of the Belarusian SSR approved by the Law of the Belarusian SSR on December 24, 1970 (Book of Laws of the BSSR, 1971, N 1, Art. 4; 1976, N 6, Art. 93; 1977, N 30, Art. 451; 1980, N 14, Art. 314; 1981, N 6, Art. 89; 1985, N 2, Art. 20; 1988, N 2, Art. 15; 1989, N 10, Art. 93). Chairman, Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian SSR N.DEMENTEY 11 December, 1990, Minsk 456-XII.

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