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National Environmental Management Act, 1998

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To provide for co-operative environmental governance by establishing principles for decision-making on matters affecting the environment, institutions that will promote co-operative governance and procedures for co-ordinating environmental functions exercised by organs of state; to provide for certain aspects of the administration and enforcement of other environmental management laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

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Latest Developments:

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014, Notice No. 326, Government Gazette 40772, dated 7 April 2017.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by National Appeal Regulations, Notice No. R. 993, Government Gazette 38303, dated 8 December 2014.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by National Exemption Regulations, Government Gazette 38303, Notice No. R. 994, dated 8 December 2014

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 has been amended by the addition of "Listing Notice 1 : List of Activities and Competent Authorities Identified in terms of sections 24(2) and 24D", Government Gazette 33306, Notice No. R. 544, dated 18 June 2010.

 

"List of Activities and Competent Authorities Identified in terms of sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998", Notice No. R. 386, dated 21 April 2006 has been repealed by "Listing Notice 1 : List of Activities and Competent Authorities Identified in terms of sections 24(2) and 24D", Government Gazette 33306, Notice No. R. 544, dated 18 June 2010.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2010", Government Gazette 33306, Notice No. R. 543, dated 18 June 2010.

 

The Act has been updated by Environmental Management Plan-Department of Labour, Notice No. 1025 in Government Gazette No. 32667 dated 30 October 2009.

 

The Act is updated by Notices No. R. 387 – Government Gazette No. 28753 dated 21 April 2006; and R. 971 – (amendment) – Government Gazette No. 32625 dated 9 October 2009.

 

This Act has been amended by The National Environmental Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act No. 14 of 2009) as published in Government Gazette No. 32267 dated 27 May 2009.

 

The Act has been updated with the National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No. 62 of 2009) published in Government Gazette No. 31789 dated 9 January 2009.

 

The Act has been updated by the National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No. 44 of 2008) as published in Government Gazette No. 31685 dated 5 December 2008.

 

The National Environmental Management Act has been updated with the addition of "Regulations Relating to Qualification Criteria, Training and Identification of, and Forms to be used by, Environmental Management Inspectors", Government Gazette 28869, Notice No. R. 494, dated 2 June 2006.

 

The National Environmental Management Act has been updated with the addition of "List of Activities and Competent Authorities Identified in terms of sections 24 and 240 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998", Government Gazette 28753, Notice No. R. 387, dated 21 April 2006.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been updated with the addition of "List of Activities and Competent Authorities Identified in terms of sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998", Government Gazette 28753, Notice No. R. 386, dated 21 April 2006.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been updated by the addition of "Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2006", Government Gazette 28753, Notice No. R. 385, dated 21 April 2006.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 27318, Notice No. 163, National Environment Management: Air Quality Act, 2004, dated 24 February 2005.

 

The Act has been updated with various Regulations gazetted in July 2005, April 2006, and June 2006, and a link created for three Environmental Implementation Plans dated 2008, for the Department of Defence, Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Minerals and Energy

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "National Environmental Management Act, 1998 Regulations for the Establishment of a Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism" as published in Government Gazette 27788, Notice No. R. 721, dated 22 July 2005.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "Regulations Relating to Identification of Environmental Management Inspectors" as published in Government Gazette 27713, Notice No. R. 619, dated 1 July 2005.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "Amendments to Regulations published in terms Section 44 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998: Control of use of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone (GN Regulation 1399 of 21 December 2001)" as published in Government Gazette 27066, Notice No. R. 1426, dated 07 December 2004.

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "Guidelines on the implementation of Regulations pertaining to the Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone" as published in Government Gazette 27066, dated 3 December 2004.

 

National Environmental Management Amendment Act, No. 8 of 2004 published in Government Gazette No. 26570 dated 14 July 2004.

 

The National Environmental Management Amendment Act, No. 46 of 2003 published in Government Gazette No. 26018 dated 13 February 2004; and

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) has been amended by the addition of "Regulations in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 : Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone" as published in Government Gazette 22960, Notice No. 1399, dated 21 December 2001.

 

The National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2002 (56 of 2002) has been applied to the Act.

 

The SANDF Environmental Implementation Plan has been added to the Act as an example EIP, as published in Gazette 22022 on 16 February, 2001.

 

The First Edition Consolidated Environmental Implementation and Management Plan has been published in Gazette 21562, dated 15 September 2000 and is available at http://www.land.pwv.gov.za.

 

The due date for submission of Environmental Implementation Plans and Environmental Management Plans, to the Committee for Environmental Co-ordination, has been set at 31 August 2000. This date has been extended to the 30 March 2001 (Gazette 21647 dated 20 October 2000).

 

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 has been promulgated and came into operation on 29 January 1999.