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  • Update - Oil Spill in Bog Walk
    Published Date: December 15, 2023

    The National Environment and Planning Agency’s (NEPA) investigation into the oil spill in the Bog Walk area has identified the source of the leak as a malfunctioning boiler from the old Jamaica Beverage Plant, now owned and operated by Trade Winds Citrus Limited. That facility has the required bunding in place to contain the oil, however, the leak that occurred last weekend was from the defective boiler.  

  • Update – Harbour Head Fish Kill
    Published Date: December 15, 2023

    The National Environment and Planning Agency’s (NEPA) has served German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited, the operators of the Kingston Dry Dock in Harbour Head, a notice to suspend their environmental permit under section 11 (1) of the NRCA Act.

    The notice of suspension is served on the company for non-compliance with seven (7) conditions of the environmental permit granted to them in 2019. The company has until December 31 to become compliant.

     

    Angela Hamilton,

    Manager, Public Education and Corporate Communication

  • GSRJ Environmental Permit Reinstated
    Published Date: December 27, 2023

    The Natural Resources Conservation Authority/National Environment and Planning Agency (NRCA/NEPA) have taken a decision to reinstate the environmental permit of the German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited (GSRJ) following a meeting with its management team today, 22 December, 2023.

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    NEPA CAUTIONS AGAINST ATTACKS ON SEA TURTLES BY PETS
    Published Date: November 23, 2023

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is cautioning dog owners that they could find themselves in trouble with the law if their pet attacks sea turtles. This, as the Agency has received reports that pets and wild dogs have been attacking sea turtle nesting areas and eating the hatchlings on several beaches across the island.

  • NEPA Game Wardens conducting monitoring activities during the 2021 Game Bird Shooting season
    NEPA warns hunters to adhere to the bird-shooting guidelines
    Published Date: August 28, 2023

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding persons to adhere to the regulations for participation in the annual bird-shooting season or risk being prosecuted for breaches. This comes after NEPA cited two bird hunters for shooting in a game reserve in Clarendon on Saturday, August 26.