PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR REPORTING OF IDENTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES IN TERMS OF SECTION 24(5)(a) AND (h) OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 1998, WHEN APPLYING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION

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PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR REPORTING OF IDENTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES IN TERMS OF SECTION 24(5)(a) AND (h) OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 1998, WHEN APPLYING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION

Title: Procedures to be followed for the assessment and minimum criteria for reporting of identified environmental themes in terms of section 24(5)(a) and (h) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, when applying for environmental authorisation
Government Gazette Notice: GN 9 in GG 42946 of 10 January 2020 (“the Notice”)
Commencing date: Not yet effective

The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published a notice of her intention to prescribe protocols for the assessment and minimum report content requirements of environmental impacts for environmental themes for activities requiring environmental authorisation, as contained in the Schedule of the Notice. For a copy of the Notice click here.

When the requirements of these protocols apply, the requirements of Appendix 6 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 (published under GN R 982 of 4 December 2014, as amended) are replaced by these requirements. Each protocol applies exclusively to the environmental theme identified within its scope. Multiple themes may apply, and assessments for these themes must be undertaken in accordance with the relevant protocol, or, where no specific protocol has been prescribed, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014.

Members of the public are invited to submit written comments or inputs to the Minister, within 30 days of publication of the Notice (10 February 2020).

For more information please contact Minnette Le Roux at minnette@shangoni.co.za

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