Public urged to report illegal dumping, littering

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality is encouraging the public to report any and all illegal dumping.

The bureau said that investigations must be conducted in order to determine the responsible parties so that appropriate enforcement actions can be taken.

Pursuant to Public Law 19–53, as amended, the Litter Control Apprehending Officer trainings are being conducted for new and existing Litter Control Officers for the following agencies: BECQ, Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Health, Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Department of Public Lands, Department of Public Works, CNMI Zoning Office, and Office of the Mayor. 

The purpose of the amendments is to encourage enforcement of the Litter Control Act by increasing the range of penalties, and other purposes. Any person found to have committed littering, an infraction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $5,000.

The upcoming Litter Control Apprehending Officer training will be held on Tinian on Nov. 10, 2016. Training will be conducted on Saipan; date and time will be announced. The Litter Control Program needs your help to keep our islands clean. Please contact BECQ at 664–8500 or download the Reef Report app on your smartphone to report illegal dumping. (BECQ)

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