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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 4 : Amendment and Withdrawal of Environmental Authorisations

Part 2 : Amendments on initiative of competent authority

44. Purposes for which competent authority may amend environmental authorisations



The relevant competent authority may on own initiative amend an environmental authorisation if it is necessary or desirable—

a) to prevent deterioration or further deterioration of the environment;
b) to achieve prescribed environmental standards; or
c) to accommodate demands brought about by impacts on socioeconomic circumstances and it is in the public interest to meet those demands.