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Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority (HSRA)

The HSRA has the responsibility for administering the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015 and Regulations. The Act applies to: possession, acquisition, production, manufacture, processing, transfer, development, handling, storage, import, export or disposal of natural and artificial radioactive material, nuclear material, ionizing radiation apparatus and devices emitting ionizing radiation. The act also applies to construction of facilities that will use ionizing radiation.

The Authority’s mandate is focused primarily on the protection of people, property and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. This includes notifying the public of accidents or incidents involving nuclear and radioactive materials.  Its functions include:-

  • Operational Audits
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Inspection and monitoring for verification of compliance with the legislative instruments
  • Enforcement measures, in the event of threatened or actual non-compliance.
  • Establishment of standards for the protection of individuals, society and the environment
  • Licensing of activities, practices and facilities which use ionizing radiation sources and nuclear technology.
  • Suspension and or revocation of licenses.
  • Independent communication with the public on regulatory requirements, decisions and opinions.
  • Notification of incidents, accidents and other safety-related abnormal occurrences to government bodies, national and international organizations.
  • Liaising with other government or non-government authorities having competence in health and safety, environmental protection, emergency preparedness and response, security and transport of dangerous goods

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8 Rekadom Avenue
Building 9
Bureau of Standards, Jamaica
Kingston 10




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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


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Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

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