NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT 107 OF 1998: CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT NATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MERCURY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Notice Title: National Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998 (“NEMA”): Consultation on the Draft National Regulations for the Management of Mercury in South Africa
Government Notice: GN 2234 in GG 46654 on 4 July 2022
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 3 August 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (“the Minister”) intends to publish draft Regulations for the Management of Mercury in South Africa (“the draft Regulations”), developed in terms of section 25(3), read with section 47(1) of the NEMA.
The draft Regulations are intended to domesticate the Minamata Convention on Mercury (“the Convention”) of which South Africa is a party and has ratified in 2019. The objectives of the draft Regulations are aligned with that of the Convention.
The purpose of the draft Regulations is –
- to eliminate the anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury
- to limit processes emitting and releasing mercury into the environment
- to phase out mercury added products
- to phase down dental amalgam, and
- to regulate mercury storage facilities and trade.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 3 August 2022. For a copy of the Government Notice click here.
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