CONSULTATION ON APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE EXCLUSION OF WASTE STREAMS OR A PORTION OF SUCH WASTE STREAMS FROM THE DEFINITION OF WASTE FOR THE PURPOSES OF BENEFICIAL USE

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CONSULTATION ON APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE EXCLUSION OF WASTE STREAMS OR A PORTION OF SUCH WASTE STREAMS FROM THE DEFINITION OF WASTE FOR THE PURPOSES OF BENEFICIAL USE

Title: Consultation on applications received for the exclusion of waste streams or a portion of such waste streams from the definition of waste for the purposes of beneficial use
Government Gazette Notice: GN 1077 in GN 42645 of 16 Augustus 2019
Commencing date: Not yet effective

The Waste Exclusion Regulations, 2018 (“the Regulations”) regulates the application process for the exclusion of certain waste streams or a portion of such waste streams from the definition of waste for the purposes of beneficial use. Where a waste stream or a portion of a waste stream has been excluded from the definition of waste in terms of the Regulations, such waste stream cease to be waste in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 and its regulations and must be managed in terms of the risk management plan developed as part of the exclusion application. The exclusion of waste streams /portion of waste streams only apply to the facilities for which they have been applied for.

In terms of regulation 6(3) of the Regulations the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (“the Minister”) is required to consult her intention to take a decision on applications received in terms of regulation 5 of the Regulations. On 16 August 2019 the Minister withdrawn the previous notice (published under GN 535 in GG 42376 of 3 April 2019) and published a new notice on 16 August 2019 relating to exclusion applications. The exclusion applications received are set out in the Schedule of the notice. For a copy of the notice click here

Members of the public are invited to submit written representation or objections relating to the exclusion applications to the Minister, within 30 days of publication of this notice the Gazette.

For more information or assistance please contact Minnette le Roux at minnette@shangoni.co.za

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