AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT BY-LAW (MPUMALANGA)
Title: Nkangala District Municipality: Air Quality Management By-law
Government Notice: LAN 45 in Mpumalanga Provincial Gazette 2701 of 10 June 2016
Date of commencement: 10 June 2016
The main objectives of this By-law are as follow:
a. give effect to the environmental right contained in Section 24 of the Constitution;
b. provide, in conjunction with any other applicable law, an effective legal and administrative framework within which the Municipality can manage and regulate activities that can or do cause air emissions that have the potential to adversely impact the environment, public health and well- being; and
c. ensure that air pollution is avoided, or where it cannot be altogether avoided, that it is mitigated or minimised.
To achieve these objectives, various legal requirements pertaining to emission standards, licensing, planning, dust management, spraying and noise in this municipal area have been specified.
“So what” for my operation?
If your operation conducts activities in this municipal area, it must be ensured that your operation adheres to these legal requirements, in addition to the national air quality management requirements as published in terms of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 and regulations thereunder. Non-compliance with this By-law will result in criminal liability which is punishable by a fine or imprisonment.
What is Shangoni’s approach?
Shangoni has the expertise and experience in assisting operations in ensuring that their air quality management activities are in line with legal requirements. Specific services that Shangoni offers in this regard include the compilation of air quality management plans, emission and dust monitoring, the conduct of legal compliance audits to verify the level of compliance to specific legislation and the provision of legal training to ensure that all relevant employees have knowledge of all legal requirements.