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


Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners

17. Procedure for renewal of registration


(1) A registered environmental assessment practitioner or registered candidate environmental assessment practitioner must, at least three months prior to the expiry of his or her registration, apply to the registration authority for renewal of registration.


(2) An application for renewal of registration must be made on an official application form obtainable from the registration authority and must contain —
(a) a portfolio of evidence demonstrating effective competence in practice over the previous five year period of registration;
(b) evidence that the applicant has updated and improved his/her skills, knowledge and understanding in the field of environmental assessment during the past five year registration period; and
(c) evidence that the applicant has contributed to transformation, skills transfer, capacity building and awareness raising in the environmental assessment field during the past five year registration period.


(3) Upon receipt of an application for renewal of registration, the registration authority must consider and decide such application within 120 days.


(4) The decision contemplated in subregulation (3) may be to—
(a) renew registration for a period not exceeding five years;
(b) request more information if the information is not sufficient for a decision to be made;
(c) refuse, in writing, the application for renewal of registration, giving reasons for such refusal.


(5) If an application for the renewal of registration is pending when the registration period referred to in regulation 16(4)(a) expires, the current registration will be deemed valid until such time as the application has been finalised.