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National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act No. 39 of 2004

11 September 2005

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Amendments to this Act

Draft Amendments to this Act

Frameworks, Policies and Strategies


List of activities in terms of section 21 of the Act

Ambient Air Quality Standards in terms of sections 9, 10 and 11 of the Act

Priority Areas declared in terms of section 18 of the Act

Priority pollutants

The declaration of controlled emitters and emission standards in terms of section 23 and 24 of the Act


Draft Regulations and Notices

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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