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

24. Administration of Act by authorised local authority



1) The Minister may by notice in the Gazette authorize any local authority to enforce within its area of jurisdiction and through its officers authorized thereto by it, such provisions of this Act as the Minister may specify in the notice.


2) The Minister may restrict such authority to such substances or classes of substances as he may specify in the notice, and may grant the authority subject to such further restrictions or such conditions as he may so specify.


3) The Minister may by notice in the Gazette withdraw or amend any notice published under subsection (1), after having given not less than three months' notice of his intention to do so to the local authority concerned.


4) The Director-General may in writing permit a local authority authorized as contemplated in subsection (1), to transmit to an analyst, for analysis or examination free of charge, as many samples as the Director-General may specify, and may at any time amend or withdraw such permission.