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Library Environment Act 1999 (Act No. 9 of 1999).

Environment Act 1999 (Act No. 9 of 1999).

Environment Act 1999 (Act No. 9 of 1999).
An Act to provide for the protection, improvement and conservation of the environment of the Republic of Kiribati and for connected purposes

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The objects of this Act shall be, among other hings: (a) to provide for and establish integrated systems of development control, environmental impact assessment and pollution control; (b) to prevent, control and monitor pollution; to (c) protect and conserve the natural resources threatened by human activities, particularly those resources of national and ecological significance as may be classified under the categories of terrestrial vegetation, coral, fish and marine life; (d)to control, manage and regulate hazardous substances; and (f) to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.The Act consists of 86 sections divided into 7 Parts: Preliminary; Administration; Obligations; Environment licences; Conservation; Enforcement; Miscellaneous.The Minister, acting in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet shall be responsible for the administration and implementation of this Act. The functions of the Minister are outlined in section 6. The development specified in the Schedule shall for purposes of this Act be classified as prescribed development. Any developer who proposes to carry out any prescribed development in Kiribati shall make application to the Minister in the prescribed form. "Prescribed development" includes agricultural, fisheries and food production activities and activities involving genetically engineered organisms.

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