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

Regulations relating to Qualification Criteria, Training and Identification of, and forms to be used by, Environmental Management Inspectors

2. Qualification criteria and training for environmental management inspectors

 

 

1) Designating authorities may designate persons referred to in section 31B or 31C of the Act as environmental management inspectors only if such persons have completed any relevant training course approved by the Director-General.

 

2) Until any relevant approved training course referred to in subregulation (1) is available, designating authorities may despite that subregulation designate persons referred to in section 31B or 31C of the Act as environmental management inspectors, but only subject thereto that they have—
a) completed at least one year’s practical experience in monitoring compliance with and enforcing legislation;
b) completed any relevant training requirements for designation as peace officers in terms of section 334(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977); and
c) completed an orientation course recognised by the Director-General in the application of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000); in the case of officials on whom the power to issue compliance notices in terms of section 31L is to be conferred,

Provided that paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) do not apply to the designation of employees of South African National Parks as environmental management inspectors.

 

3) When any relevant training course referred to in subregulation (1) becomes available, all persons designated as environmental management inspectors in terms of subregulation (2), including those referred to in the proviso to that subregulation, must commence with and complete the training course as soon as is reasonably possible.