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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 2 : Applications subject to basic assessment

22. Steps to be taken before submission of application

 

 

If basic assessment must be applied to an application, the EAP managing the application must before submitting the application to the competent authority—

a) conduct at least a public participation process as set out in regulation 56;
b) give notice, in writing, of the proposed application to—
i) the competent authority; and
ii) any organ of state which has jurisdiction in respect of any aspect of the activity;
c) open and maintain a register of all interested and affected parties in respect of the application in accordance with regulation 57;
d) consider all objections and representations received from interested and affected parties following the public participation process conducted in terms of paragraph (a), and subject the proposed application to basic assessment by assessing—
i) the potential impacts of the activity on the environment;
ii) whether and to what extent those impacts can be mitigated; and
iii) whether there are any significant issues and impacts that require further investigation;
e) prepare a basic assessment report in accordance with regulation 23; and
f) give all registered interested and affected parties an opportunity to comment on the basic assessment report in accordance with regulation 58.