New modifications and amendments were adopted to the law on combating ragweed.
In order to destroy ragweed and prevent its spread, owners or holders of land, managers of public roads, railways, waterways, lakes, irrigation systems and fish ponds will regularly carry out, during the period between the emergence of this plant and the appearance of the first flowers, i.e. at the latest by 30 June each year or within 15 days of receiving a warning from the local public authorities, carry out maintenance work on the land by grubbing, weeding or other specific works and methods.
Landlords or land owners, managers of public roads, railways, lakes can request these works to be carried out by local public administration authorities. The authorities will carry out the work at the applicant’s expense, provided they have the necessary means to do so.
If, within 15 days of the warning, it is found that the owners or holders of land have not carried out cleaning work, the local authorities may intervene on the infested land to clean it up. In all cases in which the notified owners do not allow access to the land subject to intervention works in order to carry them out by the local public administration authority, the mayor requests the authorization of the court, by presidential ordinance, given with the notification of the parties.