NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 107 OF 1998: CONSULTATION ON THE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE REGULATIONS TO DOMESTICATE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION ON THE PRIOR INFORMED CONSENT PROCEDURE FOR CERTAIN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Notice Title: National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (“NEMA”): Consultation on the Notice of Intention to Repeal and Replace the Regulations to Domesticate the Requirements of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Government Notice: GN 2239 in GG 46665 on 5 July 2022
Commencing date: Comments to submitted by 4 August 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”) intends to repeal and replace the Regulations to Domesticate the Requirements of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (“PIC”) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (“the Regulations”) under section 25(3), read with section 47(1) of the NEMA.
The purpose of the Regulations is to –
- outline the PIC procedure for the chemicals listed in Annexure I to the Regulations, for obtaining and exchanging information between countries regarding certain hazardous chemicals, including pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for human health, animal health and/or environmental reasons;
- promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of the chemicals, listed in Annexure I to the Regulations, in order to protect human health, animal health and /or the environment from potential harm; and
- contribute to the environmentally sound use of the chemicals listed in Annexure I to the Regulations, by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, by providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and by disseminating these decisions to other countries.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 4 August 2022. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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