The National Republican Guard (GNR) said on Monday that up to Thursday, a total of 31 of the 1946 records of misconduct raised during the inspection of land requiring fuel management had been cancelled as owners cleared the land by May 31.

“The procedure for annulment of the case requires the monitoring of the places where commissions of administrative misconduct have been instituted before May 31,” said the GNR source, indicating that Santarém is the district with the most records of administrative misconduct were registered, with a total of 401 cases for non-compliance with the forest fuel management bands.

Without indicating where the 31 cancelled cases are located, the GNR also highlights the districts of Viseu (171), Leiria (162), Coimbra (157), Portalegre (147), Aveiro (139), Vila Real (116) and Guarda 110) as those who have more records of misconduct.

Of the 18 districts of Portugal, Beja is the one that registers the lowest infringements raised by May 31, followed by Évora (24), Bragança (32), Braga (39), Faro (43), Setúbal (46) and Viana do Castelo (50).

According to the GNR data, the Lisbon district has 83 records and Porto district had 59 administrative proceedings instituted.

Under the supervision of the fuel management bands, after the deadline of March 15 for private individuals to clean the land, from April 2 to May 31 of this year, the GNR surveyed 981 cases of misconduct directed at “owners, tenants, users or entities that, in any way, hold lands bordering on buildings located in rural spaces. ”

Of the total of 1,946 counter-administrative records filed by the GNR, between January 1 and May 31 of this year, 389 reports refer to infractions “in the population clusters located or confined with forest areas, and previously defined in the Municipal Forest Defense Plan (PMDFCI), [where] fuel management is required in an outer protection strip of a minimum width of not less than 100 meters “, and 371 cases concerning non-compliance with the criteria defined by the law for the management of fuel on surfaces .

In this context, 170 cases were also addressed to companies, of which 113 were in the road network, 16 were in the rail network, six in the transmission and distribution of very high voltage and high voltage electricity lines, 32 in the medium voltage power distribution lines and three in the natural gas transmission network, according to GNR data.