NATIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

PART II
National Solid Waste Management Authority

Establishment and Functions

   3   Establishment of Authority

   4   Functions of Authority

   5   Ministerial directions

   6   Delegation

   7   Authority to be consulted

 

Administration

   8   Appointment of officers and other employees

   9   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

 

Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports

   10   Funds and resources of Authority

   11   Power to invest moneys

   12   Accounts and audit

   13   Annual reports

   14   Estimates and operating plan

   15   Returns, etc

   16   Exemption from taxes and duties

   17   Recovery of debts

   18   Borrowing powers

   19   Minister of Finance may guarantee loans to Authority

 

PART III
lnspection

   20   Appointment of inspectors

   21   Functions of inspectors

 

PART IV
Management of Solid Waste

Restriction on Solid Waste Management

   22   Restriction on solid waste management

 

Application, Grant, Refusal, Renewal, Modification, Suspension and Revocation of Licences

   23   Application for solid waste licence

   24   Grant or refusal of licence

   25   Non-transferability and validity of licence

   26   Grounds for refusal to issue licence

   27   Renewal of licence

   28   Restriction on grant of licence retrospectively

   29   Variation, modification, etc of licence

   30   Suspension of licence

   31   Revocation of licence

   32   Records

 

Financial Assurance and Insurance

   33   Authority may require financial assurance and insurance

   34   Financial assurance not to be penalty

   35   Form of financial assurance

   36   Restriction on requiring financial assurance

   37   Amount of financial assurance

   38   Duration of financial assurance

   39   Carrying out of work, project or programme when licensee fails to do so

   40   Claim on or realizing of financial assurance

   41   Recovery of additional cost

 

PART V
Recycling of Waste

   42   Recycling of waste

 

PART VI
Special Provisions in Relation to Litter

   43   Power of Authority in relation to litter

 

PART VII
Offences and Penalties

   44   Offence of interference with disposal facility

   45   Offence of operating disposal facility, etc, without licence

   46   Offence of littering public place, etc

   47   Offence of littering private place without consent

   48   Offence of wilful breaking of bottles etc, in public place

   49   Offence of making false or misleading statements

   50   Offence of threatening, etc, authorised officer

   51   Offence of failure to keep records, etc

   52   Breach of offence for which no penalty is provided

   53   Punishment for offences under sections 46, 47 and 48

   54   Offence by body corporate

 

PART VIII
Enforcement and Appeal Enforcement

   55   Power of Authority to enforce removal of litter

   56   Referral to Natural Resources Conservation Authority

   57   Cessation order

   58   Information on pollution control operation

   59   Enforcement of controls

   60   Supplementary provisions as to enforcement

 

Appeal

   61   Appeal Tribunal

   62   Appeal to Minister

   63   General powers of entry, inspection and seizure

   64   Vehicles, etc may be seized and detained

   65   Procedure regarding application for forfeiture

   66   Authority may institute proceedings

   67   Minister may amend monetary penalties

 

PART IX
General

   68   Regulations

   69   Act applies to Crown

   70   Repeal of Litter Act

      SCHEDULES

 

THE NATIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2002]

Act 27 of 2001.

PART I
Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Solid Waste Management Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "authority" means the National Solid Waste Management Authority established under section 3;

   "authorised officer'' means-

   (a)   any person appointed as a traffic warden under section 117 (1) of the Road Traffic Act;

   (b)   a person appointed as an authorised officer under the Natural Resources Conservation (Marine Parks) Regulations, 1992 or the Natural Resources (National Parks) Regulations, 1993, or any person duly authorised by the Minister or by the Authority under section 20 of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act;

   (c)   a public health officer;

   (d)   any member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force or the Island Special Constabulary Force;

   (e)   a person designated as an authorised officer by the Authority under section 4(2)(k);

   (f)   an inspector,

and any other person acting in aid of such person acting in the execution of his office or duty shall be deemed to be an officer acting in the execution of his duty;

   "container" means a receptacle or portable device in which solid waste is stored, transported, treated, disposed of or otherwise handled;

   "disposal facilities" includes motor vehicles, containers and equipment used for the management of solid waste, transfer stations, sanitary and other landfills, composting sites, recycling plants, sites and depots, dumps and other solid waste disposal operations and sites;

   "financial assurance" means proof provided to the Authority by an applicant, licensee or former licensee of his ability to secure or guarantee funding-

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