AMENDMENTS TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INSPECTORATE REGULATIONS
Title: Proposed amendments to the regulations relating to qualification criteria, training and identification of, and forms to be used by, environmental management inspectors
Government Notice: GN 520 in GG 39985 of 13 May 2016
Date of commencement: Not yet specified
This notice proposes to amend the Regulations pertaining to the environmental management inspectors (EMIs) (GN R494 in GG 28869 of 2 June 2006) as follow (inter alia):
- Inclusion of environmental mineral resource inspectors (EMRIs) in the scope of these regulations;
- Inclusion of specific arrangements pertaining to training requirements of EMIs and EMRIs;
- Amendment of the template for a compliance notice that can be issued by an EMI or EMRI;
- The return of identity cards upon lapsing of designation; and
- Transitional arrangements pertaining to EMIs and EMRIs appointed prior to the promulgation of these amended regulations.
“So what” for my operation?
If an EMI or EMRI visits your operation, it is important to verify that such individual complies to all procedural and administrative requirements as included in these regulations. If the EMI or EMRI does not comply with these requirements, it is possible to challenge the validity and enforceability of their conduct. To enable yourself to verify these requirements, it is necessary to familiarise yourself with these requirements as included in the regulations.
What is Shangoni’s approach?
Shangoni provides a three-hour training course on how the company employees should respond to EMI or EMRI visits, the do’s and don’t’s, and a guideline on general response and conduct during such visits. Furthermore, Shangoni provides directions on how a company should prepare for audits by an EMI, to anticipate what could go wrong and what measures should be implemented.