NEMA 24(5)(a) AND (h):
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS, SITE SENSITIVITY VERIFICATION, PROTOCOLS & MINIMUM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF IDENTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES
CALL FOR COMMENT - 30 DAYS
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
Nomvula Paula Mokonyane, Minister of Environmental Attairs, has given notice of the 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.
When the requirements of these protocols apply, the requirements of Appendix 6 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, promulgated under sections 24(5) and 44 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), 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, or, where no specific protocol has been prescribed, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, as amended.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments or inputs to the acting Minister, 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
Any enquiries in connection with the Notice can be directed to (012)399 9315