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  1. Uganda - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    The National Environment Act, 2019 (Act 5 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-24 | UGA-2019-L-111164

    An Act to repeal, replace and reform the law relating to environmental management in Uganda; to provide for the management of the environment for sustainable development; to continue the National Environment Management Authority as a coordinating, monitoring, regulatory and supervisory body for all activities relating to environment; to provide for emerging environmental issues including climate change, the management of hazardous chemicals and biodiversity offsets; to provide for strategic environmental assessment; to address environmental concerns arising out of petroleum activities and midstream operations, to provide for the management of plastics and plastic products; to establish the Environmental Protection Force; to provide for enhanced penalties for offences under the Act; to provide for procedural and administrative matters; and for related matters.

    Any statutory instrument made under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 repealed under subsection (1) and which is in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall remain in force, so far as it is not inconsistent with this Act, until it is revoked by a statutory instrument made under this Act and until that revocation, shall be deemed to have been made under this Act.

  2. Uganda - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 30 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-13 | UGA-2003-L-88136

    The 21 regulations are divided into 5 Parts: Preliminary (I); Permissible noise Levels (II); Control and Mitigation of Noise (III); Licence for Noise in Excess of Permission Noise Levels (IV); Enforcement (V).
    The object of these Regulations is to: prescribe the maximum permissible noise levels (Schedule 1) from a facility or activity to which a person may be exposed; (b) provide for the control of noise and for mitigating measures for the reduction of noise; and (c) generally to give effect for the provisions of section 29 of the National Environment Statute. A local council may, in accordance with the Local Governments Act, 1997, make laws regulating noise and vibration pollution consistent with the National Environment Statute. Functions of the District Environment Committees are defined in regulation 5.

  3. Uganda - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Environment (Management of Ozone Depleting Substances and Products) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 63 of 2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-11-23 | UGA-2001-R-88137

    The object of these Regulations is to: (a) regulate production, trade and use of controlled substances and products; (b) provide a system of data collection that will facilitate compliance with relevant reporting requirements under the Protocol; (c) promote the use of ozone friendly substances, products, equipment and technology, and (d) ensure the elimination of substances and products that deplete the ozone layer. Importation of exportation of controlled products (First Schedule) or controlled substances (Second Schedule) requires a license granted by the issue of the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall issue licenses only to applicants that have adequate and appropriate facilities and equipment to handle a controlled substance or product without causing damage to the environment. A register shall be kept of all licenses. A person who buys or receives a controlled substance or product shall sign the end-user declaration Form set out in the Fifth Schedule.

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