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

8. Inspectors

 

 

1) The Director-General may appoint any person he may deem fit as an inspector for--
a) Group I and Group II hazardous substances; or
b) Group III and Group IV hazardous substances,

and any such inspector shall, in respect of any substance in respect of which he has been so appointed, and subject to the control of the Director-General, be vested with the powers, duties and functions conferred or imposed on an inspector by this Act.

 

2) Each person appointed under subsection (1) shall be provided with a letter of authority signed by or on behalf of the Director-General and certifying that such person has been appointed as an inspector in terms of this Act and indicating for which groups of hazardous substances he has been so appointed.

 

3) The powers, duties and functions of an inspector for Group I and Group II hazardous substances may also be exercised or performed--
a) by an officer of the Office of the Commissioner for Customs and Excise authorized thereto in writing by the Commissioner for Customs and Excise;
b) for the purposes of the enforcement of any provision of this Act, by a local authority under the provisions of section 24, by any person employed by such local authority and authorized thereto in writing by such local authority;
c) by any member of the South African Police of or above the rank of sergeant;
d) by any member of the South African Police below the rank of sergeant authorised thereto in writing by a member referred to in paragraph (c).