March 30, 2011
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding holders of Beach Licences, issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) that the Licences expire on March 31, 2011. NEPA is, therefore, encouraging all beach licence holders to take steps to renew their licences.
Beach licences holders include operators of beaches, groynes, pylons, seawalls and breakwaters. Licence holders are reminded to take immediate steps to have them renewed to comply with the requirements of the Beach Control Act.
NEPA wishes to further advise all Licencees who have not yet taken steps to renew their licences by March 31 that these will become invalid as at that date. Licencees who fail to apply within the stipulated timeline will be required to make new applications. This is of special concern for the tourist industry as all tourism licences will become null and void if beach licences are not renewed.
NEPA will actively seek to enforce regulations against Licencees who do not endeavour to renew their Licences by March 31, 2011.
Affected persons are asked contact NEPA on or before 31 March 2011 at 754-7540 or via our website at: www.nepa.gov.jm.