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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 3 : Applications subject to scoping and environmental impact assessment

28. Steps to be taken after submission of application

 

 

After having submitted an application, the EAP managing the application must—

a) conduct at least the public participation process set out in regulation 56;
b) give notice, in writing, of the proposed application to 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;
e) subject the application to scoping by identifying—
i) issues that will be relevant for consideration of the application;
ii) the potential environmental impacts of the proposed activity; and
iii) alternatives to the proposed activity that are feasible and reasonable;
f) prepare a scoping report in accordance with regulation 29; and
g) give all registered interested and affected parties an opportunity to comment on the scoping report in accordance with regulation 58.