PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR REPORTING OF IDENTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES IN TERMS OF SECTION 24(5)(a) AND (h) OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT, 1998, WHEN APPLYING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION
Title: Procedures to be followed for the assessment and minimum criteria for reporting of Identified Environmental Themes in terms of section 24(5)(a) and (h) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, when applying for Environmental Authorisation
Government Gazette Notice: GN 648 in GG 42451 of 10 May 2019
Commencing date: Not yet effective
The Minister of Environmental Affairs has given notice of her intention to prescribe general requirements for undertaking an initial site sensitivity verification and for protocols for the assessment and minimum reporting requirements of environmental impacts for environmental themes for activities requiring environmental authorisation, as contained in the Schedule of the notice. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here
When the requirements of these protocols apply, the requirements of Appendix 6 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 (GN R982 of 4 December 2014, as amended)(“EIA Regulations”) are replaced by these requirements.
Each protocol applies exclusively to the environmental theme identified within its scope. Multiple themes may apply and assessments for these themes must be undertaken in accordance with the relevant protocol. Where no specific protocol has been prescribed the requirements of the EIA Regulations must be applied.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments or inputs, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Gazette, to the following addresses:
By post to: The Director -General:
Department of Environmental Affairs
Attention: Ms D Fischer
Private Bag X447
By hand at: Reception, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
By e -mail: DFischer@environment.gov.za