Celebrating 23 years of Environmental Protection in Guyana

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Executive Director, Dr. Vincent Adams planting the first tree

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to commemorate its twenty-third (23) anniversary and World Environment Day,  engaged in a number of environmental enhancement and beautification exercises in its immediate environs. Three activities involving approximately 60 staff were conducted simultaneously on June 05. Prior to the commencement of the activities, brief remarks were delivered to the staff by EPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Vincent Adams who flagged the importance of the EPA, especially at this transformative period in Guyana's history.

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Forestry sector records 100% compliance

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The EPA during its compliance drive recorded 100% success in the forestry sector. A total of 284 projects were screened of which 124 were closed after investigation, and the remaining brought into compliance or adjusted to reflect their current state.

EPA trains 33 additional Police Officers in noise management

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 Members of the Guyana Police Force being trained on the use of the noise meter.

 

The EPA and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) once again joined forces to address the pervasive noise issue. The Agency conducted the second of a series of capacity building workshops on noise management with representatives from various divisions of the Guyana Police Force, during July 25-26, 2019. Preceding the training was a brief opening ceremony which saw the feature address being delivered by Hon. Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of Public Security. Remarks were also delivered by Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and EPA' s Executive Director, Dr. Vincent Adams. 

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Odour, Smoke and Noise top the complaints list

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to record a large number of complaints relative to various environmental issues. For the period June to July 2019, the Agency received 118 complaints. 47.5% were related to smoke /odour/fumes, while 32% was related to noise (as seen in the figure above). The Agency will continue to provide regulatory oversight  to safeguard human health and the environment and advises persons to ensure your operations are authorised and you can operating within the respective standards/limits. The public is also cautioned to be mindful of your activities and be considerate of the impacts on persons around.