NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008 (“NEMWA”): NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF REPORTING PERIOD BY IDENTIFIED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ORGANISATIONS AND PRODUCERS TO THE EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ONLINE SYSTEM UNTIL 31 AUGUST 2022
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“NEMWA”): Notice of extension of reporting period by identified producer responsibility organisations and producers to the extended producer responsibility online system until 31 August 2022
Government Notice: GN 2328 in GG 47134 on 29 July 2022
Commencing date: 29 July 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”) published the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations, 2020 and Notices regarding the establishment and implementation of extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) schemes for the electrical and electronic equipment sector, the lighting sector and the paper, packaging and some single-use products on 5 November 2020 under GNR 1184 in terms of NEMWA.
Regulation 8 of the EPR Regulations, 2020, as amended, requires Producer Responsibility Organisations and Producers that implement their own EPR schemes to submit their interim performance reports on or before 31 July 2022.
The online system experience technical challenges and delays which have since been resolved. The online report system went live on Wednesday, 20 July 2022. The reporting period in terms of regulation 8 of the EPR Regulations, 2020 is hereby extended until 31 August 2022.
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
The EPR online report can be uploaded on http://sawic.environment.gov.za
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