Mercury Public Notice

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Environmental Protection Agency


Notice to the Public

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the Pesticide Toxic Chemical Control Board (PTCCB) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) hereby inform all importers, retailers, traders and distributors of Mercury, that an Environmental Authorisation is required from the EPA, effective August 01, 2019. This is in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana.


Failure to obtain an Environmental Authorisation from the EPA will deem you ineligible to acquire a licence from the PTCCB to import, retail or distribute Mercury. To avoid this, persons are asked to make immediate contact with the EPA.


Further, the written consent of the Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission is at all times required before any shipment of mercury is imported into Guyana for mining purposes.


Should you have further questions or require information on what documentation is needed to facilitate this process, please contact Ms. Odessa Duncan, Senior Environmental Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Environment Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.


Contact us at:
The Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown.
Phone: 225-0506 / 225-5467-8 / 225-5471-2 Fax: 225-5481
E-mail: epa@epaguyana.org/oduncan@epaguyana.org
Website: www.epaguyana.org

Permit Notice

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Environmental Protection Agency


Notice to the Public

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby informs all HOLDERS of an Environmental Permit and/or Environmental Authorisation which said Permits may have Expired and/or to be Renewed, to make immediate contact with the Agency’s office no later than February 28, 2019.


Permit Holders are advised it is illegal under the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05 and the Environmental Protection (Authorisations) Regulations 2000, to operate, construct and/or conduct developmental activities without a valid Environmental Permit and/or Environmental Authorisation.


Should Permit Holders fail to contact our office later than February 28, 2019, will result in immediate enforcement actions including termination of operation(s) being taken against you for non-compliance and operating without a valid Environmental Permit and/or Authorisation.


Your failure to comply with the stipulated date of this notice, will result in all permitting fees being retroactive from the date of your expired permit to the time of your renewal application.


Contact us at:


The Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown.
Phone: 225-0506 / 225-5467-8 / 225-5471-2 Fax: 225-5481
E-mail: epa@epaguyana.org
Website: www.epaguyana.org