PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WASTE STREAMS
Title: Proposed Regulations to exclude waste streams from the definition of waste
Government Gazette Notice: GN 528 in GG 40887 of 2 June 2017
Commencing Date: Not yet specified
The Minister of Environmental Affairs proposes to make regulations to exclude certain waste streams from the definition of waste. These Regulations will enable operations/ persons to apply for the exclusion of certain types of waste from the definition of waste and, therefore, from the ambit of the National Environmental Management Waste Act 59 of 2008. However, these Regulations will not apply to generators of domestic waste.
In addition to the above, the Regulations will include a list of already excluded waste streams in regulation 9, for example, waste slag from ferrochrome metallurgy, ash from combustion plants, gypsum from pulp, paper and cardboard production and processing and biomass from pulp, paper and cardboard production and processing.
Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days after the publication of the notice in the Gazette, written comments or inputs to the addresses specified in the notice.
So what for my operation?
Once these Regulations are published as final, certain waste streams, as identified in the Regulations, can be recovered or treated prior to use without a waste management licence. A person who lawfully commenced, undertook, or conducted a waste management activity prior to and on the date of coming into operation of these Regulations may continue with the activity for the duration, as stipulated in the waste management licence, and after the expiry of the waste management licence, comply with these Regulations. Furthermore, you will also be able to apply to the Minister for exclusion of a certain type of waste.
What is Shangoni’s approach?
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