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


Regulations to Phase-Out the use of Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2019

Chapter 1 : Definitions, Purpose and Application of the Regulations

2. Purpose and Application of the Regulations


(1) The purpose of these Regulations is to—
(a) prescribe the requirements for the phase-out of the use, production, distribution, import and export of the following listed substances:
(i) Hexabromobiphenyl;
(ii) Pentachlorobenzene;
(iii) Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acids; its salts (PFOS) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonyl Fluoride;
(iv) Hexabromodiphenyl Ether and heptabromodiphenyl Ether; and
(v) Tetrabromodiphenyl Ether and pentabromodiphenyl Ether,

in order to ensure that impacts or potential impacts on environmental are prevented, mitigated or minimised; and

(b) set out timeframes during which all listed substances listed in subregulation (1)(a) must have been completely phased-out and all resulting wastes managed.


(2) These Regulations apply uniformly to any person that uses, produces, distributes, sells, imports or exports a listed substance.