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Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management

Appendix

(Date of Enforcement)
Article 1.

This Law shall enter into force on the day stipulated by Cabinet Order within 9 months following the promulgation of this Law, except,

  1. Article 18, which shall enter into force on the day of promulgation;
  2. Chapter 3 and Article 24 (except Subparagraph (1)), which shall enter into force on the day stipulated by Cabinet Order within one year and six months following the promulgation of this Law; and
  3. Chapter 2, Articles 19, 20, and 24 (only Subparagraph (1)) and the Article immediately following this one, which shall enter into force on the day stipulated by Cabinet Order within two years and six months following the promulgation of this Law.
  4. Article 23 and Article 4 of the Appendix, which shall enter into force on April 1, 2000 or the day stipulated in the preceding Paragraph, whichever comes later.

(Interim Measures)
Article 2.

If the date stipulated in Article 6-6 belongs to the fiscal year following the year in which the provisions enter into force as stipulated in Subparagraph (3) of the preceding Article, the period of "thirty days" shall be replaced by "five months."


(Review)
Article 3.

The State government shall review the circumstances of this Law being enforced when seven years have passed after enforcement, and shall take appropriate measures depending upon the outcome of the review.


(Partial Amendment of the Local Autonomy Law)
Article 4.

The Local Autonomy Law shall be partially amended by adding the following passage to its Attached List 1:

The office work assigned to the Prefectures pursuant to the provisions of the first sentence of Article 5-3 of the Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management (Law No. 86 of 1999).


(Partial Amendment of the Law for Founding the Environment Agency)
Article 5.

The Law for Founding the Environment Agency (Law No. 88 of 1971) shall be partially amended by inserting the following item after Item 6-3 of Article 4:

Item 6-4. Execute the office work assigned to the Agency related to the implementation of the Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management (Law No. 86 of 1999).


(Partial Amendment of the Law for Founding the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry)
Article 6.

The Law for Founding the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (Law No. 275 of 1952) shall be partially amended by inserting the following item after Item 63-2 of Article 4:

Item 63-3. Execute the office work assigned to the Ministry related to the implementation of the Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management (Law No. 86 of 1999).

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