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

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Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners

15. Categories of registration and minimum criteria for registration as environmental assessment practitioner or candidate environmental assessment practitioner

 

(1) A registration authority may register an applicant as an environmental assessment practitioner if—
(a) he or she —
(i) has a Qualification: Environmental Assessment Practice; or
(ii) has an equivalent qualification to the qualification contemplated in subregulation (1)(a)(i); or
(iii) is deemed to be competent, based on a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment in terms of the relevant environmental assessment qualification registered with the national qualifications authority; and
(b) the nature and length of professional experience of the applicant is at least three years appropriate professional experience; and
(i) at least three environmental impact assessments or reviews concluded in the period of 10 years preceding the date of coming into effect of regulation 14 of these Regulations, or initiated in the period of 10 years preceding the date of coming into effect of regulation 14 of these Regulations but concluded after the date of the coming into effect of regulation 14 of these Regulations, which environmental impact assessments or reviews demonstrate the required level of competence; or
(ii) at least three environmental impact assessments or reviews concluded before the 10 year period contemplated in subregulation (1)(b)(i), coupled with active, in depth involvement in the field of environmental impact assessment during the 10 year period preceding the date of coming into effect of regulation 14 of these Regulations, which demonstrates the required level of competence.

 

(2) A registration authority may register an applicant as a candidate environmental assessment practitioner if he or she —
(a) has a Qualification: Environmental Assessment Practice; or
(b) has an equivalent qualification to the qualification contemplated in subregulation (2)(a); or
(c) is deemed to be competent, based on a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment in terms of the relevant environmental assessment qualification registered with the national qualifications authority.

 

(3) A registration authority may register a person who is a non-resident of the Republic if he or she—
(a) has complied with the prescribed registration criteria as contemplated in subregulation (1) or (2); and
(b) has paid such fees as may be determined by the registration authority and approved by the Minister.

 

(4) The criteria for registration and renewal of registration may be amended by the Minister in consultation with the registration authority, the national qualifications authority and the sector, from time to time.