NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR DISPOSAL OF WASTE TO LANDFILL, 2013
Notice Title National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“NEMWA”): Proposed amendments to the National Norms and Standards for Disposal of Waste to Landfill, 2013
Government Notice: GN 3184 in GG 48289 on 24 March 2023
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 24 April 2023
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”), in terms of section 7(1)(c), read together with sections 72 and 73 of the NEMWA intends to amend the National Norms and Standards for Disposal of Waste to Landfill, GNR 636 of 23 August 2013 and published the proposed amendments for public comment.
The proposed amendments relate to amongst other the following:
- Inclusion of the definition of Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (“GHS”)
- Landfill classification and containment barrier design
- Waste disposal restrictions
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 24 April 2023. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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