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Marine Pollution Act Sri Lanka – Planning Tank

Country/Territory

Sri Lanka

Document type

Legislation

Date

2008

Source

FAO, FAOLEX

An Act to provide for the prevention, control and reduction of pollution in the Territorial Waters of Sri Lanka or any other Maritime Zone, its fore-shore and the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Subject

Environment gen., Sea

Keyword

Marine pollution Pollution control Institution Effluent waste water/discharge Erosion Navigation Oil pollution Liability/compensation Inspection Access-to-information Offences/penalties

Geographical area

Asia, Southern Asia

Abstract

The Act, consisting of 60 sections divided into XI Parts, provide for the prevention, control and reduction of pollution in the Territorial Waters of Sri Lanka or any other Maritime Zone, its fore-shore and the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. It provides for the following sectors: Establishment of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (Part I); Function of the Authority (Part II); Establishment of Marine Environmental Council (Part III);

Full text

English

References – Legislation

Repeals

Marine Pollution Prevention Act 1981 (No. 59 of 1981).

Legislation | Sri Lanka | 1981  |  Repealed

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Erosion, Navigation, Oil pollution, Liability/compensation, Inspection, Access-to-information, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Marine Environmental Protection (Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2016.

Legislation | Sri Lanka | 2016

Keyword: Marine pollution, Offences/penalties, Navigation, Oil pollution, Pollution control, Harbour, Marine protected areas, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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