An Act to Control Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes, Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof, and for Other Purposes
Section 1. Short Title
This Act shall be known as the “Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990"
Section 2. Declaration of Policy
It is the policy of the state to regulate, restrict or prohibit the importation, manufacture, processing, sale, distribution, use and disposal of chemical substances and mixtures that present unreasonable risk and/or injury to health or environment; to prohibit the entry, even in transit, of hazardous an nuclear wastes and their disposal into the Philippines territorial limits for whatever purpose; and to provide advancement and facilitate research and studies on toxic chemicals.
Section 3. Scope
This Act shall cover the importation, manufacture, processing, handling, storage, transportation, sale, distribution, use and disposal of all unregulated chemical substances and mixtures in the Philippines, including the entry even in transit, as well as the keeping or storage and disposal of hazardous and nuclear wastes into the country for whatever purposes.