Rodrigues Regional Assembly Act

Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Collection of Refuse) Regulations 2008

[GN 3 of 2008 – 1 November 2008] [Section 31]

PART I – PRELIMINARY

1. Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Collection of Refuse) Regulations 2008.

2. Interpretation

In these regulations –

"Act" means the Rodrigues Regional Assembly Act;

"authorised officer" means a police officer, an enforcement officer of the Environment Unit or any other public officer designated by the Departmental Head;

"Authority" means the Departmental Head of the Commission responsible for the subject of environment;

"Commission" means the Commission having responsibility for the subject of environment;

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner to whom responsibility for the subject of environment is assigned;

"Court" means the Court of Rodrigues;

"Departmental Head" means the Departmental Head of the Commission responsible for the subject of environment;

"flat" means an apartment or a block of flats;

"hazardous waste" –

(a) means waste, natural or artificial, whether in solid or liquid form, in the form of gas or vapour, declared as hazardous waste under section 42 of the Environment Protection Act; and

(b) includes clinical waste;

"occupier" means any person in physical occupation of any premises independently of his title, right or capacity;

"owner" includes any person who receives, or is entitled to receive rent in respect of the occupation of the premises;

"premises" means any land or building, whether vacant or constructed upon and whether is for residential, commercial, professional trade, hotel, tourist accommodation, bungalow or other purposes;

"receptacle" means any bin or recipient, whether fixed or movable designed to collect refuse;

"refuse" includes household refuse as well as yard refuse, agricultural waste and trash;

"trade premises" means premises on which a trade, hotel, restaurant, business, profession, manufacture or industry is carried out, even though the premises are also used for residential purposes.

PART II – GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR REFUSE COLLECTION

3. Cleanliness of premises

(1) No person shall deposit, or cause, or permit to be deposited any kind of household, commercial or trade refuse, vehicle wreck, furniture, agricultural, building or excavation waste, animal carcass, litter or any other similar material on a street, pavement, wasteland, vacant premises, drain, canal, or any other public place.

(2) The occupier of any premises or, in the case of vacant premises or a flat, the owner shall –

(a) at all times, keep the premises clean and free from all undergrowth; and

(b) not dump, or cause, or permit the dumping of any kind of household or trade refuse, vehicle wreck, furniture, agricultural, building or excavation waste, animal carcass, hazardous waste or other similar waste material on the premises.

4. Disposal of household refuse

(1) Every occupier of residential premises shall deposit or cause to be deposited any refuse, in a receptacle.

(2) Every occupier of a flat shall deposit or cause to be deposited all refuse at ground level in a receptacle, whether used exclusively by him or in common with all occupiers of the flat.

(3) For the purpose of these regulations, a receptacle shall be –

(a) of such material, size and construction as may be reasonably practicable for the collection of refuse;

(b) in the premises of the occupier and reasonably close to the main entrance;

(c) provided with a closed fitting lid; and

(d) periodically, or on a request by an authorised officer, cleaned and washed by the occupier.

5. Obligation of owner to provide receptacle and keep his premises clean

The owner of a flat, residential site, hotel, tourist accommodation, or restaurant shall –

(a) provide a receptacle for the common use of all occupiers; and

(b) comply with regulations 3(2) and 4(1).

6. Disposal of refuse from trade premises

(1) Every occupier of commercial premises, a hotel, restaurant or campement shall –

(a) deposit his receptacle in a place not further than 5 metres from the road, in his premises; and

(b) remove the receptacle after it has been emptied.

(2) Every dealer in cakes or foodstuff shall secure such refuse in a plastic bag before depositing it in a receptacle.

7. Agreement with authorised officer

(1) Every occupier of trade premises shall dispose of his refuse as directed by an authorised officer.

(2) Any occupier of trade premises may, on request, have his refuse disposed of in accordance with an agreement to be made with an authorised officer.

(3) The agreement under paragraph (2) shall –

(a) be made in writing signed by the occupier and the officer; and

(b) include the appropriate fee as specified in regulation 11.

8. Service of notice

(1) An authorised officer may, where on account of the condition, construction, or location of a receptacle, there exists or is likely to be, pollution or a threat to public health, and having due regard to the situation of the premises, whether residential or commercial, serve a notice on the occupier requiring him to have his receptacle –

(a) constructed with concrete or other impervious material;

(b) adequately ventilated;

(c) placed at proximity of the main entrance;

(d) provided with a means of access or cleaning and removing its contents without having it to be carried though any building; and

(e) provided with an outlet to a covered drain.

(2) The occupier shall comply with a notice under paragraph (1) within 3 months of the service of the notice.

9. Duty of owner to clean his vacant premises

(1) Where any vacant premises are –

(a) partly or wholly covered with undergrowth; or

(b) dumped with any kind of household or trade refuse, vehicle wreck, furniture, agricultural, building or excavation waste, animal carcass or any other material prejudicial to public health or conducive to pollution,

an authorised officer may serve, on the owner, a notice requiring him to cut down, remove, or dispose of the undergrowth or material to an approved dumping site.

(2) The owner shall comply with the requirements of a notice under paragraph (1) within one month of the service of the notice, or within 48 hours in case the refuse is constituting a health hazard.

10. Power of Authority

Where the occupier or owner of a vacant premises fails to comply with the requirements of a notice served under regulation 9, the Authority may also enter into the said premises and cause all works necessary for the cleaning of the land, removal and disposal of all undergrowth, refuse, debris and any other material thereupon to be done and recover all sum spent by it for that purpose as a civil debt from the owner or occupier.

11. Payment of fee

For the purpose of removal of any kind of household or trade refuse, vehicle wreck, furniture, agricultural and excavation waste, animal carcass or any other waste or other material, the Authority shall claim the fee specified in the Schedule.

PART III – MISCELLANEOUS

12. Offences and penalties

(1) Where the owner or occupier fails to comply with the requirements of a notice under regulation 8 or 9, he shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees.

(2) Any person who contravenes these regulations other than regulations 8 and 9 shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 5,000 rupees.

13. Power of Court

The Court may, in addition to a fine, make any other order it thinks just, having regard to the circumstances of the case and the situation of the person to secure compliance with the regulations infringed.

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 11]

PART I – MONTHLY FEE FOR COLLECTION OF WASTE

 

(Rs)

Bakery

150

Banker (branch)

1,000

Beauty saloon/beauty parlour

100

Book seller, librarian and/or stationery shop

75

Bottler (non-alcoholic)

200

Butcher shop

25

Cinema hall (manager or owner)

100

Cold room

100

Cold storage

100

Dealer in electronic appliances and accessories

100

Dealer in imported green or dried fruit

25

Dealer in leather and saddle

20

Dealer in new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle spare parts

150

Dealer in second hand vehicles and second hand vehicle spare parts

100

Distributors of beer, cider, rums and other alcoholic beverages and liquors

400

Distributors of non-alcoholic beverages

90

General retailer (foodstuff/non-foodstuff, foodstuff/non-foodstuff)

75

Hotels

500

Keeper boarding house

200

Manufacturer/sale/storage/packing and preparation of foodstuffs

75

Night club keeper

400

Restaurant

100

Restaurant/nightclub

150

Retreating of tyres

75

Sales of poultry and eggs

25

Slaughtering house

400

Tin smith

25

Tourist accommodation (gîtes, table d'hôtes, chambre d'hôtes)

150

Victualler

25

Warehouse

300

Wholesaler

200

Workshop bicycle, motorcycle and auto cycle

25

Workshop mechanical

100

Workshop metal welding

75

PART II – MONTHLY FEE FOR HIRING OF WASTE CARRIER

 

(Rs)

1.

For the removal of refuse resulting from general cleaning of household premises - hire of waste carrier only

2,000

2. For the removal of refuse from trade premises per service from restaurant, hotel, tourist accommodation, boarding house, textile factories or by an agreement made under regulation 7(2) and (3)

 

(a) one waste carrier load;

2,000

(b) every additional waste carrier load

1,500

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Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Consumer Protection) (Fixing of Price of Fish) Regulations 2008

[GN 1 of 2008 – 1 March 2008] [section 31]

1. Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Consumer Protection) (Fixing of Price of Fish) Regulations 2008.

[Rodrigues Regional Assembly (consumer protection – fixing of price of fish) Regulations 2008 reprinted by Rp 1 of 2008 w.e.f. 17 May 2008.]

2. Interpretation

In these regulations –

"authorised officer" means –

(a) an officer of the Consumer Protection or Fisheries Protection cadre; or

(b) a police officer;

"chilled fish" means fish which is preserved at low temperature without freezing;

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner to whom responsibility for the subject of consumer protection is assigned;

"fresh fish" means fish freshly taken from the in-lagoon of Rodrigues;

"gutted fish" means fish from which the guts have been removed.

3. Retail price of fish

The maximum retail price at which fresh or chilled or gutted fish may be sold shall be the price specified in the Schedule.

4. Offences and penalties

Any person who sells or supplies fresh, chilled or gutted fish at a price higher than that which has been fixed shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees.

5. Inspection and seizure

(1) An authorised officer may seize any fish which he has reasonable cause to believe may be the subject matter of an offence under these regulations.

(2) An authorised officer may at all reasonable times enter any premises or place where anything is done in connection with the trade of fish.

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

Grades and species Maximum retail price of fish per half
kilogramme
Grade I – 1er choix

 

(Rs)

Capitaine from lagoon
Carangue
Gueule pavé
Mulet

40

Grade II – 2éme choix (Rs)

Barois
Batardet
Breton
Caroliste
Cateau
Congo
Cordonnier
Licorne
Pierre à BoireRouget




30Grade III – (3éme choix)

Ballao
Banane
Barbet
Bourse
Breterre
Caranda
Carandine
Chirurgien
L'Encens
La Raie
Lalo
Lion
Loubine
Lune
Madame Tombée
Madras
Pavillon
Pêche Dame
Poule D'Eau
Requin
Ripet
Sap Sap
Sarde
Tamarin
Vielle Gris (Bingue)












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Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Control of Road Advertisement) Regulations 2005

[GN 3 of 2005 – 28 November 2005] [Section 31]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Control of Road Advertisement) Regulations 2005.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the Rodrigues Regional Assembly Act;

"advertisement" means any word, letter, model, design, ensign, placard, board, poster, banner, notice, device or representation, whether illuminated or not, in the nature of and employed for the purposes of advertisement, announcement or information and includes any structure or apparatus erected, used or adapted or/and intended for the display of advertisement;

"approval" means prior written approval;

"Commission" means the Commission of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly responsible for the subject of public infrastructure, acting through its Departmental Head;

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner to whom responsibility for the subject of roads and public infrastructure is assigned;

"indication panel" means a panel used to indicate the way and distance to the place specified thereon;

"panel" means an advertisement panel or an indication panel;

"road" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Roads Act.

3. (1) No person shall place an advertisement or indication panel at any place where it may be visible from a road or public place, without the approval of the Commission and subject to such conditions as the Commission may think fit to impose.

(2) The Commission shall not authorise the setting up of any advertisement panel –

(a) on the carriageway, road embankments, road cuttings, shoulders, central reservation, roadside drains and footpaths;

(b) on any guard rail, traffic light, traffic sign, street lighting, guard-stone, shrub or tree;

(c) on any bridge, pier, abutment, handrail, public bin, triumphal arch, electric pole, telephone pole, telephone cabinet or sign post;

(d) at a road junction, a sharp bend, a roundabout, a traffic island, a black spot or in any dangerous zone;

(e) in such a way as to interfere with, obstruct or reduce visibility and effectiveness of traffic signs;

(f) in such a way as to constitute a traffic hazard; or

(g) on any public building, water tank or reservoir, national or historical monument, public wall or fencing, national park, natural reserve and public garden or at less than 100 metres from the entrances of public buildings or places of worship.

4. Notwithstanding regulation 3, where an indication panel is sponsored by a person, the Commission may authorise that person to display on such panel an advertisement provided it is restricted to a strip of 200 millimetres along the bottom edge of the indication panel.

5. (1) Any advertisement displayed, and any structure, hoarding or apparatus or any sign placard, board or device erected or used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a clean, tidy and safe condition.

(2) (a) An advertisement panel shall –

(i) be made of durable materials and shall be securely fixed;

(ii) if reflectorised, electronic, digital or lit, be positioned in such a way as not to interfere with or impair the vision of road users.

(b) The Commission shall not grant permission for the display of a panel of 6 square metres or more unless it is satisfied that such panel is to be fixed in a manner recommended by a registered Professional Engineer in a certificate filed with the Commission.

(3) The owner of an advertisement panel or the person having the "garde" of such panel shall –

(a) ensure that the panel and its supporting structure are maintained in good condition and in a state of cleanliness;

(b) on the announcement of a cyclone warning class 2, make arrangements for the removal of the panel.

(4) (a) The Commission shall not be responsible for any damage resulting from the presence on a road or other place of a panel whose display or erection it may have authorised.

(b) The owner or "gardien" of any panel shall subscribe with a licensed Insurance Company, agreeable to the Commission, an insurance policy covering any damage to which he may under articles 1382 and/or 1384 of the Code Civil Mauricien, be liable for "faute" or as "gardien de la chose" and shall submit a copy of such insurance policy to the Commission.

6. Every advertisement panel shall indicate –

(a) the name, address, telephone and fax number of the person displaying the advertisement together with the reference and serial number of the permit issued by the Commission;

(b) the name and address of the printer of the placard.

7. Where an advertisement panel is placed perpendicular to the external face of a wall –

(a) the panel shall not be wider than one tenth of the width of the road measured between kerbs;

(b) the external edge of the advertisement panel shall not be at more than 300 millimetres from the edge of the footpath and, where there is no footpath, from the edge of drain or road;

(c) there shall be a clearance of at least 2 metres under the panel.

8. (1) Where a panel is placed flat on any surface of a building or on a wall, it shall not –

(a) exceed the size of the surface; or

(b) project from the face of the wall by more than 250 millimetres.

(2) No person shall place an advertisement panel on a wall unless the distance between the face of the panel and the external edge of the footpath or the edge of drain or road is at least 1.5 metres.

9. (1) Subject to paragraph (3), no person shall display an advertisement panel on the roof or the exterior sides of a bus shelter.

(2) Advertisements panels shall only be permitted inside a bus shelter.

(3) Where a person has sponsored the construction of a bus shelter or its maintenance, the Commission may authorise such sponsor to place an advertisement panel on the exterior of the bus shelter so sponsored by that person.

(4) The area of an advertisement panel authorised under paragraph (3) shall not exceed 25 per cent of the side of the wall on which it is placed.

(5) The design of any advertisement panel placed as provided in paragraph (4) shall be such as not to interfere with or impair the vision or concentration of road users and shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner.

10. (1) No person shall, without the approval of the Commission, place on a road or in any other public place a bin on which an advertisement is displayed.

(2) A bin specified in paragraph (1) shall –

(a) be of such a design and located in such a position as not to interfere with or impair the vision and concentration of road users or obstruct or reduce the visibility and effectiveness of traffic signs;

(b) not obstruct or interfere with the free flow of pedestrians;

(c) if of more than 90 centimetres high, not be located within one's field of vision at road junctions.

11. (1) No person shall use a mobile or fixed panel displayed on vehicles used on the road for the main or sole purpose of advertisement without the approval of the Commission.

(2) When granting approval under paragraph (1), the Commission may impose the locations or itinerary where the vehicle will be allowed to park or be driven.

(3) Any person who fails to comply with a condition imposed under paragraph (2) shall commit an offence.

12. (1) Indication panels shall be of a maximum of 0.5 square metres and shall be placed off the road, roadside drain, footpath, traffic island, central reservation or roundabout.

(2) The number and pattern of indication panels for specific sites shall be approved on a case-to-case basis by the Commission.

13. No indication panel shall be placed –

(a) at less than 60 metres of a road junction, a sharp bend, a roundabout, a traffic island, a black spot or a dangerous zone;

(b) in such a way as to interfere with, obstruct or reduce visibility and effectiveness of traffic signs.

14. No indication panel shall –

(a) in its size, shape, colour, text or symbol, resemble a traffic sign;

(b) be placed directly on the posts supporting traffic signs.

15. (1) No banner shall be placed across any road, on roundabouts, traffic islands, central reservations, bridges, triumphal arches or on any road sign.

(2) No banner shall be placed on handrails, guard rails, fencing or any place from which it may be visible from a road or public place without the prior approval of the Commission.

16. Any person who has been authorised to place a banner, who fails to –

(a) maintain such banner in a clean state; or

(b) remove it within 3 days after the authorisation for its display has lapsed,

shall commit an offence.

17. The Commissioner may exempt any social or benevolent association from payment of the fee for banners.

18. The owner of premises where a panel or a banner is placed shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed –

(a) to be the owner of such panel or banner;

(b) to have caused the panel or banner to be placed on his premises.

19. (1) Any person who wishes to put up an advertisement panel shall apply to the Commission in the form specified in the First Schedule.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by –

(a) the written consent of the owner of the premises where the panel is to be displayed;

(b) a document giving the details of the contents and design of the advertisement.

(3) No alteration shall be made to the contents or design of a panel already displayed without the approval of the Commission.

(4) The Commission may refuse to authorise any advertisement which it considers –

(a) offensive to public morality, religious or political susceptibilities;

(b) bears slogans with political connotations or which are likely to disturb public order or may give rise to diplomatic incidents; or

(c) contains anything which may be contrary to public order.

20. The Commission shall deal with an application made under regulation 19(1) within 20 days of the date of receipt of the application.

21. (1) The approval granted by the Commission shall be for a maximum period of 12 months.

(2) The Commission may alter or revoke an approval, or impose such restrictions as it may determine.

22. Any advertisement or indication panel for which approval has not been renewed shall be removed forthwith.

23.

24. Subject to the Second Schedule, the Commission shall, in respect of advertisement panels and banners, levy yearly or daily fees, as appropriate, and publicity fees provided in regulations made under section 26 of the Act.

25. (1) The Commission may serve a notice on any advertiser requiring the discontinuance of the display of any advertisement, if it thinks fit in the interests of public safety or public order or of the environment.

(2) An advertiser who fails to comply with a notice served under paragraph (1) shall commit an offence.

26. Any applicant aggrieved by a decision of the Commission may appeal in writing to the Commissioner not later than 21 days from the date of notification of the decision.

27. Any person who contravenes these regulations shall commit an offence and, where no special penalty is provided, shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 3,000 rupees.

28. Any person contravening regulation 16 shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 5,000 rupees.

29. Any person contravening regulation 19, 22, 23 or 25 shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

[REGULATION 19(1)]

RODRIGUES REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Ref. No. ............................. No. – 000000

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENT OR
INDICATION PANELS

(Under RRA Regulations No ... of 2004)

Name of Applicant ..............................................................................................................

Address ..............................................................................................................................

Place ........................ New Application Renewal

Panel No. Road No. Type of panel
(tick as appropriate)
Dimension of panel Support system For office use only
  * Advert. Indication (annex proposed content of panel, including design) (state whether on roof, wall or metal structure) App. Rej.
1 ................... ................. ...................
2 ................... ................. ...................
3 ................... ................. ...................
4 ................... ................. ...................
5 ................... ................. ...................
6 ................... ................. ...................
7 ................... ................. ...................
8 ................... ................. ...................
9 ................... ................. ...................
10 ................... ................. ...................

*Annex proper location plan with distances in relation with known features such as side road, public building etc., letter of authority from owner of premises and number according to above.

Name of Contact Person .................................. .........................................................

Telephone number .............................................. Signature of Applicant

Date .............................................

For Official Use –

Display of panels Display of panels Remarks
................................................. ...........................................  
................................................. ...........................................  
................................................. ........................................... ....................................
are approved are rejected Authority

...............................
Date

N.B. – This permission is valid for a period not exceeding ............................ from its date of issue and is subject to the conditions laid down overleaf. The Authority reserves the right to alter or revoke this permission wholly or partially.

CONDITIONS FOR CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENT

No advertisement panel shall be placed on the carriageway, road embankments, road cuttings, shoulders, central reservations, roadside drains and footpaths; on guard-rails, traffic lights, traffic signs, street lighting, guard-stones, shrubs and trees; on bridges, piers, abutments, handrails, triumphal arches, electric poles, telephone poles and sign posts; at a road junction, a sharp bend, a roundabout, a traffic island, a blackspot or a dangerous zone; in such a way as to interfere with, obstruct or reduce visibility and effectiveness of traffic signs placed by the Authority; in such a way as to constitute a traffic hazard; on any public building, national and historical monument, walls or fencing, national parks, natural reserves and public gardens; or less than 100 metres from the entrances of public buildings or religious institutions (Section 3).

The maximum height of an advertisement panel shall be 6 metres except when it is placed on the surface of a building, a wall or on a roof. The minimum clearance under a panel shall be 2 metres except when it is placed on the surface of a building, a wall or on a roof. A panel laid flat on the surface of a building or a wall shall not exceed the size of the surface or wall.

An advertisement panel shall be made of durable materials and shall be securely fixed. Arrangements should be made to remove the advertisement panel upon the issue of a cyclone warning class 2 by the owner of the panel.

An advertisement or indication panel and its supporting structure shall be maintained in good condition and in a state of cleanliness and service for lit panels by the person displaying it.

The Authority will not be liable in case of accidents due to inadequate fixing or maintenance or in any other circumstances. All advertisement panels shall be covered by an appropriate insurance policy at all times against liabilities for death of or injury to any person or damage to any property.

On removal of any advertisement panel, the site shall be reinstated to its previous condition within one month of the cessation of display (section 14).

Every authorised advertisement shall bear the name, address and telephone number of the person displaying the advertisement together with the reference and serial numbers of the permit indication panels shall be of a maximum dimension of 0.5 square metre and shall be placed off the road, roadside drain, footpath, traffic island, central reservation or roundabout Indication panels shall not resemble a traffic sign in its size, shape, colour, text or symbol, and shall not be placed directly on the posts supporting traffic signs.

The permission granted by the Authority shall not exceed a period of 12 months or as stated in the permit.

The Authority may alter or revoke such permission or impose such restrictions as it deems fit to the period during which an advertisement may be permitted.

Applications for renewal will have to be submitted one month before the expiry date.

Advertisement/indication panels for which permission has not been renewed shall be removed forthwith. Failure to remove the panels shall constitute an offence and the person placing the advertisement/indication panel and the owner of premises where the panel is placed shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

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Authority

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SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 24]

The following are exempted from the requirements of regulation 24 –

(a) Advertisement used wholly for the purposes of announcement or direction in relation to any function or the operation of a statutory undertaking or of public transport undertaking engaged in the carriage of passengers.

(b) Advertisements for the purpose of identification, direction or warning with respect to the land or building on which they are displayed and not exceeding 0.2 square metre in area in the case of any such advertisement.

(c) Advertisements relating to the sale or letting of the land on which they are displayed.

(d) Advertisements announcing a specific sale of goods or livestock and displayed on the land where the goods or livestock are situated or where such sale is held, not being land which is normally used, whether at regular intervals or otherwise, for the purpose of holding such sales.

(e) Advertisements relating to the carrying out of building or similar work on the land on which they are displayed, not being land which is normally used, whether at regular intervals or otherwise, for the purpose of carrying out such work.

(f) Any advertisement in the form of a flag which is attached to a single flag staff fixed in an upright position on the roof of a building, and which bears no inscription or emblem other than the name and device of a person occupying the building.

(g) Any advertisement required to be displayed by any enactment.

(h) Any advertisement in the nature of a traffic sign, used wholly for the control, guidance or safety of traffic, and displayed by a local highway traffic or police authority.

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Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Dumping and Waste Carriers) Regulations 2005

[GN 1 of 2005 – 30 October 2005] [Section 31]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (Dumping and Waste Carriers) Regulations 2005.

2. In these regulations –

"authorised officer" means an Enforcement Officer of the Environment Unit of the Commission, a police officer, a Health Officer or any other public officer designated by the Commissioner;

"carry" means to transport on a road from one place to another;

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner to whom responsibility for the subject of environment is assigned;

"Commission" means the Commission responsible for the subject of
environment;

"Departmental Head" means the Departmental Head of the Commission;

"hazardous waste" has the same meaning as in the Environment Protection (Standards for Hazardous Wastes) Regulations, 2001;

"leachate" includes any liquid substance coming out from solid waste;

"licence" means a licence issued under regulation 4;

"litter" includes odds and ends, bits of paper, wrappings, remains of fruit and any other such tiny matter discarded and left lying about;

"permitted waste" means waste accepted at a landfill or controlled waste disposal site specified in the Fifth Schedule;

"plate" means a waste carrier's registration plate;

"river" includes a rivulet, a stream and a canal;

"transfer station" means a place identified by the Commissioner for the temporary disposal of waste before collection and transfer to the waste disposal site;

"vehicle" means a motor vehicle and includes a trailer;

"waste" includes anything which is discarded or otherwise dealt with as if it were a waste and includes any substance or article which requires to be disposed of as being broken, worn out, contaminated or otherwise spoiled, provided it is not hazardous waste;

"waste carrier" means –

(a) a vehicle licensed under regulation 4; or

(b) a vehicle owned by the Rodrigues Regional Assembly for the purpose of transporting waste;

"waste disposal site" means a waste disposal site specified in the First Schedule.

3. No person shall –

(a) deposit, cause or allow waste to be deposited at a place other than a transfer station or a waste disposal site;

(b) throw, drop or otherwise deposit or cause any littering in an

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