The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) wishes to announce to the general public and all businesses involved in the sale and use of chemicals that, beginning Wednesday, 5 May 2021, it will commence a Nationwide Chemical Inventory and Effluent Quality Monitoring across Liberia.
The purpose of the exercise is to assess proponents’ adherence to the 2020 chemical importation, transport, handling and storage guidelines of Liberia and to generate data for the national pollutant registry as required under Part V section 51 of the Environmental Protection and Management Law (EPML) of Liberia. A copy of the guidelines can be accessed on the Agency’s website: www.epa.gov.lr.
At the end of the exercise, the Agency will develop a registry that accounts for the quantities and locations of all chemical stockpiled in the country so as to ably respond to any future natural or environmental disasters. The exercise will also bring all chemical importers and dealers into full compliance as required under the aforementioned regulatory instrument.