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National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998)

Chapter 5 : Integrated Environmental Management

24I. Appointment of external specialist to review assessment


The Minister or MEC may appoint an external specialist reviewer, and may recover costs from the applicant, in instances where—

(a) the technical knowledge required to review any aspect of an assessment is not readily available within the competent authority;
(b) a high level of objectivity is required which is not apparent in the documents submitted, in order to ascertain whether the information contained in such documents is adequate for decision-making or whether it requires amendment.