ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN: 2015-2020
Title: Department of Human Settlements: Environmental Implementation Plan: 2015-2020
Government Notice: GN 880 in Government Gazette 39164 of 3 September 2015
Date of commencement: 3 September 2015
Potentially affected controls: Management of change processes, application for land use development and spatial planning
Section 11 of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 requires that the national and provincial departments exercising functions which may affect the environment, in terms of the Schedule 1 of the Act, prepare an Environmental Implementation Plan (EIP) and to monitor the implementation on a regular basis. The Department of Housing (Human Settlements) is listed in Schedule 1 and is therefore required to prepare an EIP. The plan needs to be reviewed at least every five years thereafter. The 1st edition EIP for the Department of Housing was gazetted in March 2001 and the 2nd edition was gazetted in April 2009. The third generation EIP has been prepared in pursuance of the imperatives of Act.
This document contains a description of the following:
a) Housing and human settlement policies, plans and programmes that may significantly affect the environment
b) The manner in which the relevant national department or province will ensure that the policies, plans and programmes referred to in section 2 above will comply with the principles set out in section 2 of NEMA as well as any national norms and standards which have as their objective the achievement, promotion, and protection of the environment;
c) The manner in which the relevant national department or province will ensure that its functions are exercised so as to ensure compliance with relevant legislative provisions, including the principles set out in section 2 of NEMA, and any
d) national norms and standards which have as their objective the achievement, promotion, and protection of the environment.