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Comment period extended: Procedures to be followed for the Assessment and Minimum Criteria for Reporting of Identified Environmental Themes when applying for Environmental Authorisation under NEMA

10 January 2020

The public is requested to submit comments on the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ Notice of Intention to prescribe 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 107 of 1998 when applying for Environmental Authorisation published under the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 on 10 January 2020.

The commenting period has been updated to 24 March 2020.

See the updated Notice for changes to URLs for the following important resources:

  • the Species Environmental Assessment Best Practice Guideline (https://bgis.sanbi.org/);
  • the South African National Red List for animal species (http://speciesstatus.sanbi.org/) ; and
  • the South African National Red List for plant species (http://redlist.sanbi.org/).

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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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