13 November 2020
On 13 November 2020, Minister Creecy published her intention to make amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 and Listing Notices 1, 2 and 3 published under these Regulations.
The public has 30 days in which to comment (i.e comment must be submitted before 13 December 2020).
The proposed changes amend Activities 12, 20, 21, 22, 26, 31, 35 and 67, and insert activities 21A to 21F and activity 66A in Listing Notice 1. The commencement date for the new Activity 21E is proposed as six months after final publication of the amendment in the gazette. The commencement date for new Activity 21F will be seperately proclaimed in the gazette.
The draft amendment proposes changes to Activities 17, 19 and 20, deletes activity 18 and inserts a new activity 20A in Listing Notice 2.
The only proposed changes to Listing Notice 3 relate to definitions and competent authorities.
Amongst other aims, the draft amendments seek to align the EIA Regulations and Listing Notices with the Financial Provisioning Regulations.
The EIA Regulations, Listing Notices and Financial Provisioning Regulation are all published under the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 and are available on CER’s virtual library under the “Environmental Framework “legislation” tab.