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Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Guideline for Renewable Energy Projects Government Notice: GN 989 in Government Gazette 39297 of 16 October 2015 Date of commencement: 16 October 2015 Potentially affected controls: Any report, plan or document submitted as part of an application must take into account any applicable guidelines

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Title: Declaration of the exploration and/or production of onshore naturally occurring hydrocarbons that require stimulation, including but not limited to hydraulic fracturing and/or underground gasification, to extract, and any activity incidental thereto that may impact detrimentally on the water resource as a controlled activity in

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Title: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, 2015 Government Notice: GN 986 in Government Gazette 39287 of 13 October 2015 Date of commencement: Not yet specified Potentially affected controls: Amend and clarify certain provisions and definitions under National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 and the following Specific

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Title: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, 2015 Government Notice: GN 1172 in Government Gazette 39440 of 13 October 2015 Date of commencement: 13 October 2015 Potentially affected controls: Amend and clarify certain provisions and definitions under National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 and the Specific Environmental

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Title: Biodiversity Economy Strategy for the Department of Environmental Affairs Government Notice: GN 965 in Government Gazette 39268 of 9 October 2015 Date of commencement: Not yet specified Potentially affected controls: Applications for environmental authorisation in terms of NEMA The biodiversity economy of South Africa encompasses the businesses and

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Title: Mine Health and Safety Regulations Government Notice: GN R584 in Government Gazette 38970 of 10 July 2015 Date of commencement: 10 October 2015 Potentially affected controls: All explosive related licenses, permits, designated areas, standard operating procedures (SOPs) including blasting SOPs and competency requirements for personnel Chapter 4, a

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Title: Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015: Correction notice Government Notice: GN 913 in Government Gazette 39253 of 2 October 2015 Date of commencement: 2 October 2015 Potentially affected controls: Legal appointment letters, competency matrixes These regulations give notice of corrections regarding the Driven Machinery regulations published on 24 June 2015

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Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice: PPE for women Title: Guideline for mandatory Code of Practice on the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for women in the South African Mining Industry Government Notice: GN 854 in Government Gazette 39228 of 25 September 2015 Date of commencement: 25 September

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