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This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Process registration of chemicals and chemical laboratories;
  • Prepare certificates of registration and provisional clearance of chemical dealers;
  • Prepare certificates or license of registration for chemicals and chemical laboratories;
  • Prepare, maintain and facilitate publication of a register for chemical producers, importers, exporters, transporters, dealers, waste disposal facilities and all chemicals stating whether registered, provisionally, cleared, restricted or prohibited chemicals;
  • Prepare, maintain and cause to be gazetted chemicals and chemical laboratories;
  • Coordinate registration of chemicals and chemical laboratories to Zonal laboratories;
  • Coordinate Technical Committee meetings (TC) on chemicals and chemical laboratories;
  • Coordinate implementation of the Minamata Convention, Montreal Protocol and Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management;
  • Prepare guidelines on the sound management and effective control of chemicals and chemical laboratories;
  • Coordinate Development and implementation of chemicalspolicies, research or programmes nationally and internationally;and
  • Monitor compliance of the provrsions of Industrial and Consumer chemicals (Management and Control) Act No. 3 of 2003 and Government Chemist Laboratory Authority Act No. 8 of 2016 and the corresponding Regulations.

This Section will be led by a Manager.

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