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National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 (Act only)

The National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 is published in an easy to carry A5 soft cover book.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780639003283

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The National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 is published in an easy to carry A5 soft cover book.

The Act aids in providing for co-operative environmental governance by establishing principles for decision-making on matters affecting the environment, institutions that will promote cooperative governance and procedures for co-ordinating environmental functions exercised by organs of state.

The Act also provides for certain aspects of the administration and enforcement of other environmental management laws and matters connected therewith.

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Table of contents

CHAPTER_1 - NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

2. - Principles

CHAPTER_2 - INSTITUTIONS

3. -

3A - Establishment of fora or advisory committees

4. -

5. -

6. -

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9. -

10. -

CHAPTER_3 - PROCEDURES FOR CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE

11. - Environmental implementation plans and management plans

12. - Purpose and objects of environmental implementation plans and environmental management plans

13. - Content of environmental implementation plans

14. - Content of environmental management plans

15. - Submission, scrutiny and adoption of environmental implementation plans and environmental management plans

16. - Compliance with environmental implementation plans and environmental management plans

16A - Environment Outlook Report

CHAPTER_4 - FAIR DECISION-MAKING AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

17. - Reference to conciliation

18. - Conciliation

19. - Arbitration

20. - Investigation

21. - Appointment of panel and remuneration

22. - Relevant considerations, report and designated officer

CHAPTER_5 - INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

23. - General objectives

23A. - Mainstreaming environmental Management

24. - Environmental authorisations

24A. - Procedure for listing activity or area

24B. - Procedure for delisting of activities or areas

24C. - Procedure for identifying competent authority

24D. - Publication of list

24E. - Minimum conditions attached to environmental authorisations

24F. - Prohibitions relating to commencement or continuation of listed activities

24G. - Consequences of unlawful commencement of activity

24H. - Registration authorities

24I. - Appointment of external specialist to review assessment

24J. - Implementation guidelines

24K. - Consultation between competent authorities and consideration of legislative compliance requirements of other organs of state having jurisdiction

24L. - Alignment of environmental authorisations

24M. - Exemptions from application of certain provisions

24N. - Environmental management programme

24O. - Criteria to be taken into account by competent authorities when considering applications

24P. - Financial provision for remediation of environmental damage

24Q. - Monitoring and performance assessment

24R. - Mine closure on environmental authorisation

24S. - Management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits

CHAPTER_6 - INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND AGREEMENTS

25. - Incorporation of international environmental instruments

26. - Reports

27. - Application

CHAPTER_7 - COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

28. - Duty of care and remediation of environmental damage

29. - Protection of workers refusing to do environmentally hazard-ous work

30. - Control of emergency incidents

30A. - Emergency situations

31. - Access to environmental information and protection of whistle-blowers

31A. - Application

31B. - Designation of environmental management inspectors by Minister

31BA - Designation of environmental management inspectors by Minister responsible for water affairs

31BB. - Designation of environmental mineral resource inspectors by Minister responsible for mineral resources

31C. - Designation of environmental management inspectors by MEC

31D. - Mandates

31E. - Prescribed standards

31F. - Proof of designation

31G. - Functions of inspectors

31H. - General powers

31I. - Seizure of items

31J. - Powers to stop, enter and search vehicles, vessels and aircraft

31K. - Routine inspections

31L. - Power to issue compliance notices

31M. - Objections to compliance notice

31N. - Failure to comply with compliance notice

31O. - Powers of South African Police Service members

31P. - Duty to produce documents

31Q. - Confidentiality

32. - Legal standing to enforce environmental laws

33. - Private prosecution

34. - Criminal proceedings

34A. -

34B. - Award of part of fine recovered to informant

34C. - Cancellation of permits

34D. - Forfeiture of items

34E. - Treatment of seized live specimens

34F. - Security for release of vehicles, vessels or aircraft

34G. - Admission of guilt fines

34H. - Jurisdiction

CHAPTER_8 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS

35. - Conclusion of agreements

CHAPTER_9 - ADMINISTRATION OF ACT AND SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACTS

36. - Expropriation

37. - Reservation

38. - Intervention in litigation

39. - Agreements

39A. - Prohibition of certain products

40. - Appointment of employees on contract

41. - Assignment of powers

42. - Delegation of powers and duties by Minister and Director-General

42A. - Delegation of powers by MEC

42B. - Delegation by Minister responsible for mineral resources

43. - Appeals

44. - Regulations in general

45. - Regulations for management co-operation agreements

46. - Model environmental management by-laws

47. - Procedure for making regulations

47A. - Regulations, legal documents and steps valid under certain circumstances

47B. - Consultation

47C. - Extension of time periods

47CA. - Extension of time periods applicable to appeals relating to prospecting, exploration, mining or production

47CB. - Condonation of time periods applicable to appeals relating to prospecting, exploration, mining or production

47D. - Delivery of documents

CHAPTER_10 - GENERAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

48. -

49. - Limitation of liability

49A. - Offences

49B. - Penalties

50. - Repeal of Acts

50A. - Future amendments in respect of environmental matters in so far as it relates to the Agreement

51. - Savings

52. - Short title

53. - Commencement

Schedule 1.

Schedule 2.

Schedule 3.