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Coast Conservation Act 57/1981 as amended by Act 49/2011

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 1981
The Coast Conservation Acts 57/1981 and 49/2011 set out measures to ensure a survey of the coastal zone and the preparation of a coastal zone management plan. The act also regulates development activities within the coastal zone and formulates schemes of work for coast conservation. 

The Act No.57/1981 establishes the Coast Conservation Advisory Council (hereinafter referred to as " the Council "). The functions of the Council shall be: 1) to advise the Minister on all development activities proposed in the Coastal Zone; 2) to review the Coastal Zone Management Plan prepared in accordance with the provisions of Part II of this Act; 3) to review the environmental impact assessments furnished to the Director in connection with applications for permits under section 14; 4) to inform the Director of the need for schemes of work within the Coastal Zone; 5) to advise the Minister or the Director on any other matter relating to coast conservation. 


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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