NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPOINT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA AS THE SINGLE REGISTRATION AUTHORITY
Title: Consultation on my intention to appoint the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa as the single Registration Authority
Government Gazette Notice: Notice 953 in GG 41084 of 1 September 2017
Commencing date: Not yet specified
The Minister of Environmental Affairs has given notice of her intention to appoint the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (“EAPASA”) as the single Registration Authority for a period of five years in terms of section 24H(6) of the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments within thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice (on or before 02 October 2017) to Ms. Hanlie Schoeman at the Department of Environmental Affairs.
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So what for my operation?
Once the EAPASA is appointed, no person other than a registered environmental assessment practitioner, may hold primary responsibility for the planning, management, coordination or review of environmental impact assessments and associated environmental management programmes. The requirement to register applies to officials reviewing and consultants in private practice. Registration will need to take place within two years of the appointment of the Registration Authority.