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CHAPTER 20:27

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT
Act 13/2002, 5/2004 (s. 23), 6/2005 (s. 28)

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I
P RELIMINARY

Section

1. Short title and date of commencement. 2. Interpretation. 3. Application of this Act in relation to other laws.

PART II
GENERAL P RINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL M ANAGEMENT AND F UNCTIONS OF M INISTER

4. Environmental rights and principles of environmental management. 5. General functions of Minister. 6. Delegation of powers by the Minister.

PART III
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT C OUNCIL

7. Establishment of a National Environmental Council. 8. Duties and functions of the Council.

PART IV
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY

9. Establishment of Environmental Management Agency. 10. Functions and powers of Agency.

PART V
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT B OARD

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Establishment of Environment Management Board. Composition of Board. Disqualifications for membership of Board. Terms of office and conditions of service of members of Board. Vacation of office by members of Board. Filling of vacancies on Board. Chairman and vice-chairman of Board. Co-opted members of Board. Meetings and procedure of Board. Committees of Board. Minutes of proceedings of Board and of committees. Remuneration and allowances of members of Board and of committees. Directions to Board. Reports of Board. Board to have access to all Ministers. Board to consult experts on technical questions. Hearings by Board. Powers of Board to summon witnesses and take evidence at hearings. Penalty for witness failing to attend hearing or give evidence or produce documents. Penalty for giving false evidence at hearing. Board may refer questions of law to High Court. Proof of recommendations and decisions of Board. Safeguarding State interests.

PART VI
S TAFF OF AGENCY

34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.

Appointment and functions of Director-General. Inspectors and other officers. Monitoring functions of Director-General, inspectors and other officers. Powers of officers and inspectors. Execution of contracts and instruments by Agency. Reports of Agency. Minister may require statistics and information. Investigation into affairs of Agency.

PART VII
F INANCIAL PROVISIONS R ELATING T O A GENCY

42. 43. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47.

Funds of Agency. Investment of moneys not immediately required by Agency. Financial year of Agency. Accounts of Agency. Accounts of Agency. Audit of Agency’s accounts. Internal Auditor.

PART VIII
E NVIRONMENT F UND

48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54.

Establishment of Environment Fund. Composition of Fund. Environment Levy. Administration of Fund. Application of Fund. Financial year of Fund. Books of account and audit of Fund.

PART IX
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY S TANDARDS

55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79.

Establishment of a Standards and Enforcement Committee. Functions of the Standards and Enforcement Committee. Water pollution prohibition. Duty to supply plant information to the Board. Effluent to be discharged only into sewerage system. Licence to discharge effluents. Cancellation of effluent discharge licence. Register of effluent discharge licences. Air quality standards. Licensing emissions. Application for emission licence. Cancellation of emission licence. Register of emission licences. Emission by motor vehicles and other conveyances. Standards for waste. Prohibition against discharge and disposal of wastes. Application for waste licence. Hazardous waste. Prohibition of discharge of hazardous substances, chemicals and materials or oil into the environment. Standards of pesticides and toxic substances. Application for registration of pesticides and toxic substances. Registration of pesticides and toxic substances Offences relating to pesticides and toxic substances. Seizure of pesticides and toxic substance. Standards...
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