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This Regional Law ensures consitutional rights of citizens to access to objects of cultural and historical heritage and establishes duties of citizens for conservation of the objects of cultural heritage. It regulates management, promotion and state protection of the objects of cultural heritage. Objects of cultural heritage shall be subject to mandatory state registration. Regional Administration shall be responsible for mapping of the boundaries of the land areas containing objects of cultural heritage and establishment of land tenure regime.
This Regional Law regulates management of land parcels with undelimited state ownership by the executive state body nominated by the Regional Administration. The modalities of management of land parcels with undelimited state ownership must comply with the acting land legislation.
This Regional Law regulates relations in the sphere of institution (organization), conservation and protection of protected areas. Regional protected areas shall be classified as follows: (a) natural parks; (b) state nature reserves; (c) nature monuments; (d) dendrological parks and botanical gardens; (e) healthcare areas and spas; and (f) other categories established by the Regional Administration. Land of protected areas shall be classified as public or municipal land and cannot be allotted in ownership to natural and legal persons except for cases envisaged by the federal legislation.
This Regional Law establishes the modalities for elaboration of land-use planning project containing land-use planning scheme, mapping of boundaries of land areas, land use restrictions, and the list of land-use planning arrangements.
This Regional Law establishes maximum land areas that can be allotted in ownership to citizens out of stock of public land for farming, gardening, horticulture, stockbreeding and suburban housing construction. Allocation of the aforesaid land parcels to citizens shall be performed by state executive body or local government. Maximum land areas shall be set forth as follows: (a) for farming – up to 150 ha of agricultural land; (b) for gardening and horticulture - up to 0,4 ha; (c) for stockbreeding – up to 10 ha; and (d) for suburban housing construction – up to 0,5 ha.