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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 1 : Interpretation and Purpose

1. Interpretation

 

(1) In these Regulations any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act has that meaning, and unless the context requires otherwise—

 

“applicant”

means a person that lodged an application for registration as an environmental assessment practitioner;

 

“application”

means an application by an association to be appointed as a registration authority in terms of section 24H of the Act;

 

“EMPr”

has the meaning assigned to it in the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 or the meaning assigned to the term “environmental management programme” in Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2006 or Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2010;

 

“environmental assessment practitioner”

means the individual responsible for the planning, management, coordination or review of environmental impact assessments and associated EMPrs;

 

“Qualification: Environmental Assessment Practice”

means a qualification awarded by a higher education provider on completion of a learning programme that is accredited as meeting inter alia the standards contained in the Exit Level Outcomes, Associated Assessment Criteria and the critical Cross-Field Outcomes of the national qualification standard for Environmental Assessment Practice, South African Qualifications Authority ID 61831, with learning outcomes at least at the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level Descriptor 8; or a qualification consistent with a future qualification standard for Environmental Assessment Practice developed in conjunction with the Council on Higher Education, according to the requirements of the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework of 2014, under the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008);

 

“registered candidate environmental assessment practitioner”

means an environmental assessment practitioner who is registered as such by the registration authority appointed in terms of section 24H of the Act in accordance with prescribed criteria and who may participate in, but not hold primary responsibility for, planning, management, coordination or review of environmental impact assessments and associated EMPrs;

 

“registered environmental assessment practitioner”

means an environmental assessment practitioner who is registered as such by the registration authority appointed in terms of section 24H of the Act in accordance with prescribed criteria and who holds primary responsibility for planning, management, coordination or review of environmental impact assessments and associated EMPrs;

 

“registration authority”

means a registration authority appointed in terms of section 24H of the Act; and

 

“the Act”

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