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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

35. Consideration of environmental impact assessment reports



1) The competent authority must, within 60 days of receipt of an environmental impact assessment report, in writing—
a) accept the report;
b) notify the applicant that the report has been referred for specialist review in terms of section 24I of the Act ;
c) request the applicant to make such amendments to the report as the competent authority may require for acceptance of the environmental impact assessment report; or
d) reject the report if it does not comply with regulation 32(2) in a material respect.


a) An environmental impact assessment report that is rejected in terms of subregulation (1)(d) may be amended and resubmitted by the EAP.
b) On receipt of the amended report, the competent authority must reconsider the report in accordance with subregulation (1).