For Immediate Release
8 July 2020
RENEWAL OF EFFLUENT LICENCE
The Department of the Environment (DOE) hereby reminds companies producing effluent that the renewal of Licences to Discharge Effluent is due each year on April 1. A valid Licence to Discharge Effluent is required to comply with the Environmental Protection (Effluent Limitations) Regulations, Chapter 328 of the Subsidiary Laws of Belize, as amended in 2009, especially as it relates to Section 14. These regulations establish that it is illegal to dispose of effluent (wastewater) without a licence or written permission from the DOE.
Companies, that have not yet done so, can complete an application for renewal of their Licence and submit it to the DOE, along with the payment of the $500.00 fee for the period 2020/2021. Payments can be made at the nearest treasury or sub treasury to Government Account Number 23328/11718/120/15, and proof of payment forwarded to the DOE office, along with the application.
For companies who have already applied, kindly be advised that compliance with the Regulations require the licence to be displayed in a conspicuous position in the principal building of the premises. Officers will be checking that the Licence is properly displayed in upcoming inspections.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Environmental Officer
Department of the Environment, Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development Market Square, Belmopan
Tel: 822-2548/2819 Fax: 822-2860