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NO. 24]Friday, October 24 [2008

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 16th September 2008 and assented to by the President on 2nd October 2008:—
Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act 2008

(No. 26 of 2008)

I assent.

2nd October 2008.
Date of Commencement: 1st November 2008
An Act to amend the Environmental Public Health Act (Chapter 95 of the 2002 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act 2008 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 2
2.  Section 2 of the Environmental Public Health Act is amended by inserting, immediately after the definition of “public waste collector licensee”, the following definition:
“ “recyclable” means such refuse, waste or other material or thing as may be prescribed by the Agency, with the approval of the Minister, to be capable of being recycled or reused;”.
Amendment of section 10
3.  Section 10(1) of the Environmental Public Health Act is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “and” at the end of paragraph (a); and
(b)by deleting the full-stop at the end of paragraph (b) and substituting the word “; and”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
(c)receptacles which shall conform to such specifications as the Director-General may require, to be placed in appropriate locations within the premises of the owner or occupier as the Director-General thinks fit for the deposit of recyclables.”.