|Name:||Environment Management Act, 1996 (No. 23 of 1996).|
|Subject(s):||Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Official Gazette, Supplement, Acts, 1996-08-16, No. 7C, 35 p.
|Bibliography:||Official Gazette, Supplement, Acts, 1996-08-16, No. 7C, 35 p.
Act on-line GRAIN Organisation (NGO), Girona 25, pral., 08010 Barcelona, Spain PDF (consulted on 2011-05-05)
|Abstract/Citation:||Provides general environmental legislation, including the right for every person to a clean and healthy environment. To protect this right, establishes a National Council for the Environment which shall formulate policy governing the utilization of resources and environmental protection measures. Calls for the presentation of a National Environmental Action Plan. Allows the responsible minister to regulate, inter alia, the conservation of biological diversity, access to genetic materials, discharge of hazardous waste, and to declare environmental protection areas. Provides for environmental inspectors and sets forth penalites for offences against the Act.|