CHAPTER 157
METEOROLOGY ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE TANZANIA NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL BOARD AND DIRECTORATE OF METEOROLOGY

   3.   Establishment of the Board.

   4.   Functions of the Board.

   5.   Directorate of Meteorology and Director-General of Meteorology.

   6.   Duties of the Director-General.

   7.   Power to install meteorological instruments.

   8.   Offence to damage apparatus.

   9.   Functions of the Minister.

PART III
REGULATION OF METEOROLOGY

   10.   Restrictions on carrying out weather modification activities.

   11.   Duty of the Director-General to maintain records.

   12.   General powers to make regulations concerning meteorology.

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   13.   Delegation of powers.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 157
THE METEOROLOGY ACT

An Act to make provision for the establishment and the functions of the Tanzania National Meteorological Board and the Directorate of Meteorology, and to enable effect to be given to the World Meteorological Organisation Convention; and generally to provide for the control and development of technically sound and scientific meteorological services.

[23rd November, 1988]
[Act No. 11 of 1988]
[ss. 3 and 4]

Act No. 6 of 1978

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Meteorology Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Tanzania National Meteorological Board established under section 3;

   "Congress" means the World Meteorological Organisation Congress;

   "constituent body" means a constituent body of the Organisation, which includes the Executive Committee, a Regional Association or a Technical Commission;

   "Convention" means the World Meteorological Organisation Convention concluded at Washington, D.C. on 22nd September, 1947;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Directorate of Meteorology appointed under section 5;

   "Directorate" means the Directorate of Meteorology established under section 5;

   "meteorological services" means services provided by the Directorate in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matters relating to meteorology;

   "National Meteorological Centre" means a centre responsible for carrying out national functions of co-ordinating and development systems of meteorological facilities and services;

   "Organisation" means the World Meteorological Organisation;

   "weather modification" means any activity performed with the intention of producing artificial change in the composition, behaviour and dynamics of the atmosphere.

PART II
THE TANZANIA NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL BOARD AND DIRECTORATE OF METEOROLOGY
(ss 3-9)

3.   Establishment of the Board

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the Tanzania National Meteorological Board.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the composition of the Board, the appointment and termination of the appointment of the Board members, the proceedings of the Board and such other matters in relation to the Board as are provided for therein.

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