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

9A. Embargo

 

 

1) An inspector may at any time place an embargo for an indefinite or prescribed period on any grouped hazardous substance, appliance, vehicle or other object which is concerned in or is on reasonable grounds believed by him to be concerned in a contravention or suspected contravention of any provision of this Act, irrespective of where or in whose possession he finds such substance, appliance, vehicle or object.

 

2) For the purposes of this Act "embargo", in relation to any grouped hazardous substance, appliance, vehicle or other object, means a prohibition on the export, sale, dumping. lease, use, operation, application, or installation on any premises, thereof.

 

3) If an inspector deems it expedient, he may at any time--
a) remove any grouped hazardous substance, appliance, vehicle or other object under an embargo in terms of subsection (1) to any place he may determine;
b) lift such embargo.

 

4) Except with the permission of an inspector, no person shall remove, aid and abet to remove, or cause or permit to be removed, any substance, appliance, vehicle or other object under an embargo out of the possession or control of an inspector, or in any other way deal therewith.

 

5) Any person who contravenes any provision of subsection (4), shall be guilty of an offence.