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Environmental Protection and Management Act No. 10 of 2019.

Antigua and Barbuda
Document type
Long title
An Act to provide for sustainable environmental protection and management of natural resources, to allocate administrative responsibility for the management of environmental matters; to give effect to Antigua and Barbuda’s treaty obligations with respect to the environment and to provide the framework financial mechanism to satisfy the requirements of the Act and for other related matters.
Environment gen., Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Protection of environment Framework law Air quality/air pollution Authorization/permit Basin/catchment/watershed Biodiversity Capacity building Enforcement/compliance Data collection/reporting Education EIA Environmental audit Environmental planning Environmental standards Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Hazardous substances Hazardous waste Institution Inspection International agreement-implementation Monitoring Offences/penalties Policy/planning Pollution control Protected area Public health Research Sustainable development Registration Special fund Ecosystem preservation Irrigation Wetlands Basic legislation Access and benefit-sharing Management/conservation Endangered species International trade Trade in species Wild fauna Wild flora Protection of species Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FAO, North Atlantic, Small Island Developing States
Entry into force notes
This Act or parts of the Act may be brought into force on such a date or dates as the Minister may appoint by Notice published in the Gazette.

This Act lays down rules for the establishment of an integrated system for the sound and sustainable management of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations; control and mitigation of all forms of environmental degradation or pollution including hazardous substances and wastes for the purposes of protecting human health and maintaining the quality of the environment; the implementation of environmental standards in compliance with various multilateral environmental agreement; sustainable financing for the management of the environment and conservation of natural resources; environmental awareness-raising; and the development of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for environmental management. Therefore, this Act sets forth provisions on the establishment, administration and functions of the Department of Environment in Part II; powers of inspector and director in Part III; environmental management planning and development of National Environmental Policy Framework in Part IV; procedures for pollution control permits and registration of sources of pollution in Part V; Environmental Impact Assessment processes in Part VI; environmental management and monitoring and related standards, procedures and guidelines in Part VII; natural resources management in the fields of protected area, watershed, and international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora in Part VIII; access and benefit sharing of genetic resources in Part IX; registry, database and inventory related to environmental information in Part X; negotiation and accession to multilateral environmental agreements in Part XI; establishment, purpose, functions and duties of the Sustainable Island Resources Framework Fund in Part XII; compliance and enforcement in Part XIII; offences and penalties related to management and protection of water resources, atmosphere and wildlife in Part XIV; environmental information, research, education and training in Part XV; and miscellaneous provisions on Part XVI.

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References - Legislation


Environmental Protection and Management Act, 2015 (No. 11 of 2015).

Legislation | Antigua and Barbuda | 2015

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Framework law, Institution, EIA, Environmental audit, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Community management, Soil pollution/quality, Noise pollution, Climate change, Special fund, Environmental planning, Inspection, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, PIC-prior informed consent, Cultural heritage, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Forestry protection measures, Protection forest, Forest management/forest conservation, Hazardous substances, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Wetlands, Water conservation zone, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Genetic resources, Endangered species, Access and benefit-sharing, Protected area, Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora, International agreement-implementation