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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group IV Hazardous Substances Regulations

Chapter 3: Conditions Relating to Activities with regard to Group IV Hazardous Substances

16. Accidents and incidents



1) A holder of an authority shall in the event of a Group IV hazardous substance in respect of which he has an authority-
a) being lost, stolen or missing;
b) being released or being reasonably suspected to have been released into the atmosphere as a gas, aerosol or otherwise;
c) being dumped or otherwise released in such a way that, in his opinion, it could cause contamination;

forthwith notify the Director-General and in the case of theft the South African Police by telephone, telegram, telefacsimile or other similar rapid means of the events in question, and such notification shall be followed up within seven days by a written report.


2) A holder shall forthwith respond to all enquiries from the Director-General or the South African Police, as the case may be, in respect of the notification and written report referred to in subregulation (1) and shall provide every assistance with regard to an investigation into the incident in question.