NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

PART I
Natural Resources Conservation Authority

Establishment and Functions

   3   Establishment of Authority

   4   Functions of Authority

   5   Designation of national park, protected area, etc

   6   Delegation

   7   Ministerial directions

   8   Authority to be consulted

   9   Permit required

   10   Power of Authority to request environmental impact assessment, etc

   11   Revocation of permit

   12   Licences for the discharge of effluents, etc

   13   Cessation order

   14   National Water Commission excused in specific circumstances

   15   Notice to abstain from agricultural practices

   16   Operations by Authority regarding pollution of water

   17   Information on pollution control facility

   18   Enforcement of controls

   19   Supplementary provisions as to enforcement

   20   Right of entry

 

PART II
Financial Provisions, Accounts and Report

   21   Funds of Authority

   22   Expenses of Authority

   23   Borrowing powers

   24   Minister of Finance may guarantee loans

   25   Power to invest moneys

   26   Accounts and audit

   27   Annual report and estimates

   28   Exemption from taxes and duties

 

PART III
Staff

   29   Appointment of staff

   30   Pension scheme, medical benefits, etc

 

PART IV
General

   31   Requirement for planning permission unaffected

   32   Ministerial orders to protect environment

   33   Environmental protection area

   34   Tribunal

   35   Appeal to Minister

   36   Persons entitled to take proceedings

   37   Prosecutions to be commenced within twelve months

   38   Regulations

   39   Act applies to Crown

   40   Modification of laws

   41   Vesting of property

   42   Construction of references

   43   Transitional

      SCHEDULES

 

THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 5th July, 1991]

Act 9 of 1991.

Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "appointed day" means the 5th day of July, 1991.

   "Authority" means the Natural Resources Conservation Authority established under section 3;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Authority;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "licence" means a licence required under section 12,

   "marine park" means an area designated as such pursuant to section 5 (1) (c);

   "member" means member of the Authority;

   "national park" means an area designated as such pursuant to section 5 (1) (a);

   "permit" means a permit required under section 9;

   "person responsible" in relation to an enterprise, construction or development, includes any person at whose order or on whose behalf the enterprise, construction or development will be or, as the case may be, is being undertaken,

   "protected area" means an area designated as such pursuant to section 5 (1) (b);

   "sewage effluent" includes any effluent from sewage disposal or sewage works;

   "trade effluent" includes any liquid, other than domestic sewage, (either with or without particles of matter in suspension in it) which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry; and for the purposes of this definition any premises wholly or mainly used (whether for profit or not) for agricultural purposes or for scientific research or experiment shall be deemed to be premises used for carrying on a trade;

   "Tribunal" means the Tribunal established under section 34.

PART I
Natural Resources Conservation Authority
Establishment and Functions
(sections 3-20)

3   Establishment of Authority

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be called the Natural Resources Conservation Authority.

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