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

Regulations in Terms of Chapter 5 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998

Chapter 3 : Applications for Environmental Authorisations

Part 1 : General matters

14. Checking of applications for compliance with formal requirements



1) On receipt of an application, the competent authority to which the application is submitted must check whether the application—
a) is properly completed and that it contains the information required in the application form;
b) is accompanied by any reports, other documents and fees required in terms of these Regulations; and
c) has taken into account any guideline applicable to the submission of applications.


2) The competent authority must, within 14 days of receipt of the application, and in writing—
a) acknowledge receipt of the application, if the application is in order; or
b) reject the application, if it is not in order.


3) The EAP managing an application that has been rejected in terms of subregulation (2) may correct that application and resubmit it to the competent authority.


4) Subregulations (1) and (2) apply afresh to a corrected application submitted to the competent authority in terms of subregulation (3).