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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 2 : Competent Authorities

3. Identification of competent authorities



1) All applications in terms of these Regulations must be decided by a competent authority.


2) The competent authority who must consider and decide an application in respect of a specific activity must be determined with reference to Government Notice No. R. 386 and No. R. 387 of 2006, including any further notices that may be issued in terms of section 24D of the Act.


3) Any dispute or disagreement in respect of who the competent authority should be in relation to any specific application must be resolved by the Minister and the MEC of the relevant province or by the Minister and delegated organ of state, as the case may be.