NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT 107 OF 1998: PROPOSED REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OF ONSHORE OIL AND GAS REQUIRING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
Notice Title: National Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998 (“NEMA”): Proposed Regulations pertaining to the Exploration and Production of Onshore Oil and Gas Requiring Hydraulic Fracturing
Government Notice: GN 2273 in GG 47112 on 11 July 2022
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 25 August 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (“the Minister”) intends to make regulations pertaining to the exploration and production of onshore oil and gas requiring hydraulic fracturing (“draft Regulations”) under sections 44(1)(a) and (1)(aA), read with sections 24(5)(b)(x) and 24(5)(h) of the NEMA.
The draft Regulations include the following Chapters:
- Definitions, purpose and application
- Exploration and production for onshore oil and gas
- Hydraulic fracturing for onshore oil and gas
- Operations and management
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 25 August 2022. For a copy of the Government Notice click here.
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