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Name: Environmental Health Services Act, 1991 (No. 14 of 1991).
Country: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-07-16
Entry into force:
ISN: VCT-1991-L-87936
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-09-30)
Abstract/Citation: 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)

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