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  1. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Waste Management Act, 2000 (No. 31 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-22 | VCT-2000-L-87935

    This Act contains rules for the public management and disposal of solid waste as defined in section 2 and including hazardous waste as defined in Schedule 1 to this Act, and provides for appointment, functions, etc. of the National Solid Waste Management Authority.
    The Act consists of 49 sections divided into 7 Parts: Preliminary (I); The National Solid Waste Management Authority (II); Waste management planning (III); Environmental impact assessment (IV); Waste management licences and permits (V); Waste management operations (VI); Financing and cost recovery (VI); Miscellaneous (VII).
    The Central Water and Sewerage Authority is appointed as National Solid Waste Management Authority under section 3. Functions of this Authority are set out in Schedule 3. All solid waste management facilities including land on which they are situated shall be vested in the Authority. The Authority shall draft an inventory of solid waste generated in Saint Vincent and draft a solid waste management strategy and implementation programme in accordance with indications et out in section 6 (sect. 5). An environmental impact assessment shall be carried out in accordance with sections 13 to 18 before establishment of a solid waste management facility. Section 19 of Part V prohibits the deposit of solid waste on indicated lands and waters and requires a licence to be obtained for the construction and operation of any waste management facility. A licence shall also be required for existing facilities pursuant to section 20. Section 31 defines the liability of holders of licences in case of accidents causing damage to health or the environment due to failure of the licence holder. Provisions of part VI regulate the importation, processing and other handling of waste. Only waste listed in section 33 may be imported into Saint Vincent.

  2. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Environmental Health Services Act, 1991 (No. 14 of 1991). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-07-16 | VCT-1991-L-87936

    The Act provides for the regulation of activities that may affect public health and the environment. The Minister of Health is charged with the responsibility of protecting and promoting public health by providing for ensuring conservation and maintenance of the environment (sect. 3). The Minister may delegate functions pursuant to section 4. An Environmental Health Board is established under section 5. The Board shall advise the Minister on matters relating to environmental health. An Environmental Health Division is established in the Public Health Department and a Chief Environmental Officer shall be appointed (sects. 6 and 8). The functions of the Division are set out in section 7. Sections 10 to 13 prescribe certain requirements regarding observation of environmental norms by the public. Powers of the Chief Environmental Officer and other public officers are defined in section 13 to 16. Appeal against decisions or notices made under section 6 may be had in accordance with sections 17 to 20. Sections 21 to 30 prescribe offences. Regulation making powers of the Minister are set out in section 31. A Local Authority may issue By-laws under section 32. (35 sections completed by 1 Schedule)

  3. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Factories Act, 1955 (Cap. 335).

    Adoption: 1955 | Date of entry into force: 1957-03-15 | VCT-1955-L-99765

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