NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT 107 OF 1998: CONSULTATION ON THE INTENTION TO EXCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN AN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION BASED ON COMPLIANCE WITH AN ADOPTED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Notice Title: National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (“NEMA”): Consultation on the intention to exclude the development and expansion of solar photovoltaic installations from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation based on compliance with an adopted environmental management
Government Notices: GN 2466 in GG 46871 on 8 September 2022
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 7 October 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (‘the Minister”) intends to exclude the development and expansion of solar photovoltaic facilities, including any associated activity or infrastructure, from the requirement to obtain environmental authorisation. The exclusion is provided for in terms of section 24(2)(e) of the NEMA, subject to compliance with an adopted environmental management instrument.
The activities which are the subject of this exclusion relate to the development or expansion of facilities or infrastructure for the generation of electricity from a solar photovoltaic installation, where such development or expansion triggers:
- Activity 1 or Activity 36 of Listing Notice 1; or
- Activity 1 of Listing Notice 2; and
- Any associated activity identified in Listing Notice 1,2 or 3 necessary for the realisation of such facilities.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 7 October 2022. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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