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Ozone Layer Protection Act No. 22 of 2019.

Type of law

The Ozone Layer Protection Act No. 22 of 2019 emphasizes the importance of protecting the ozone layer and provides mechanisms for accountability and enforcement to ensure compliance with the regulations outlined in the Act. It outlines the functions and powers of the Director, delegation of functions, and appointment of authorized officers for enforcement purposes. The Act imposes strict prohibitions and restrictions on activities such as imports, releases, exports, manufacture, and sale of controlled substances and manufactured products that could harm the ozone layer. Permits and licenses are required for certain activities, and non-compliance with these regulations can result in fines or imprisonment. Enforcement and offences are addressed in detail, with penalties specified for various violations, including failure to comply with permits or licenses, emission of controlled substances into the atmosphere, hindering authorized officers, and providing false information. The Act also includes provisions for accessing customs information, reporting requirements, and the right to appeal decisions made by the Director. The Act contains 44 Articles divided into 6 Parts and a Schedule.
Long title of text
An Act to give effect to Vanuatu s obligations under the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol, and for related purposes.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Act comes into force on 25 February 2020.
Source language


Legislation Amendment