Compare contrast legislative approach controlling water pollution industrial sources Trinidad Tobago European Union EU If country legislation area compare approach EU United States America USA Aims The aim assignment familiarise students administrative legislative control environmental issues country

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widespread pollution of its waterways and near shore waters to air pollution, chemical spills, illegal dumping, deforestation, fisheries and wildlife depletion. (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

The Environmental Management Act No. 3 of 2000 is reported to  describe the approach to pollution management in all environmental media including air, water and land while the Environmental Management Authority  has chosen water pollution as the area that requires immediate attention. (Emergency Management Association, 2005) It is reported that previous studies conducted to assess watershed degradation, land use and watershed management have found the following factors to be responsible for the degradation of the watershed in Trinidad and Tobago:

(1) Indiscriminate clearing and degradation of forests for housing and urban development, shifting cultivation and squatting;

(2) Loss of forest and protective vegetation cover by forest and bush fires;

(3) Quarrying operations and road construction on steep slopes; and

(4) Cultivation on steep slopes, without application of appropriate soil conservation measures. (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

It is reported that the  Act sets out a  systematic sequence of requirement for effective management of all pollution in all environmental media. In the water medium, the requirements of the Act as they are defined in Section 52 and which are mandatory on the Authority are stated as follows:

(1) Ascertain the extent, character, and sources of water pollution in Trinidad and Tobago;

(2) Develop a rule which lists water pollutants defining them by their quantity, condition or concentration; and

(3) Develop and implement a programme for the management of water pollution, which shall include registration of significant sources of water pollutants. (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

It is reported that Section 53(1) of the Act may make a requirement that the Authority grant permits as part of a water pollution control program. The requirements of the Act can be understood through the following four documents:

UMA Environmental, (1997) Technical Background Paper for Parameters in Water Effluents. Prepared for the EMA with assistance from the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), October 1, 1997. In 1997, the Authority contracted UMA Environmental to conduct a study entitled Technical…[continue]



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