The following section includes all of the relevant legislation that falls under the competence of the Environment and Resources Authority. The legislation covers all of the thematic environmental areas including waste, water,air quality,biodiversity and nature protection,environmental noise, radiation,marine, genetically modified organisms and biosafety, environmental assessmemt,ozone protection and industry amongst other things. Some legal notices arise from a national requirement while others transpose an EU obligation.The aim of this legislation is to protect, preserve and improve the environment; and ensure that the well being of the environment is maintained.
Previously the environmental law was implemented through the EDPA (CAP 504)
CAP.504 Environment and Development Planning Act
This act is being replaced by the Environment Protection Act (CAP 549)
CAP.549 Environment Protection Act (CAP 549)