Republic Act No. 6969
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Republic Act No. 6969 or the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990

Year of Enactment and Implementation Enacted and Implemented in 1990
Purpose Control of Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste
Control Area Nationwide
  • It has been recognized that the public and the environment are at risk in the use or exposure to chemicals as well as the long term damage brought about by careless handling or disposal of hazardous wastes
  • To control, supervise and regulate activities on toxic chemicals and hazardous waste. Under this act importation, manufacture, processing, handling, storage, transportation, sale, distribution, use and disposal of all unregulated chemical substances and mixtures in the Philippines, as well as the entry even in transit, or storage and disposal of hazardous and nuclear wastes are regulated.
  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall be the implementing agency and shall be assisted by the Inter-Agency Advisory Council
  • It provides for the regulation of all chemical substances that may pose threat to public health and the environment through import, manufacture, sale, use, distribution, and disposal as well as the regulation of all hazardous wastes from generation, transport, storage, re-use/recycling, treatment and disposal
  • Registration of the following is required to ensure that industrial economic growth is achieved in an environmentally sound manner to effectively manage hazardous wastes in order to minimize human and environmental impacts cause by industrial activities:
    • Hazardous wastes generators
    • Hazardous wastes treater
    • Hazardous wastes transporter
  • Violators shall be subject to fines, imprisonment, dismissal from office, confiscation and forfeiture chemical substances and mixtures in favor of the government, deportation and barred from entry into the Philippines in case of foreigner
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