|Name:||Hazardous Substances Rules, 2003.|
|Subject(s):||Occupational safety and health|
|Type of legislation:||Regulation, Decree, Ordinance|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Unofficial English Translation Faolex, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations PDF (consulted on 2010-09-01)
|Abstract/Citation:||These Rules make provisions for the granting of licences for the collection, treatment, storage, importation, transportation, etc. of hazardous substances. They consist of 22 Rules and 5 Schedules.
Substances prescribed as hazardous substances are listed in Schedule I. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the project involving hazardous substances shall accompany the application to obtain a licence (rule 5). Rules 7 and 8 deal with the issuance of licences, and the conditions and requirements of licensees. Packaging and labelling provisions are outlined in rule 9. General safety precautions and precautions for workers are covered in rules 11 and 12. Provisions on the validity, renewal and cancellation of licences are set out in rules 13-15. Authorized staff of the Federal Agency/Provincial Agency is entitled to enter and inspect the premises in which hazardous substances are generated, collected, treated, disposed of, stored, etc. (rule 16). Safety plans and waste management plans shall be submitted to the Federal Agency (rules 17-19). Details to be provided for the application to licences for the importation and transportation of hazardous substances are given in rules 20 and 21.