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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 3 : Withdrawal of environmental authorisations

49. Suspension of environmental authorisations



1) The competent authority may by written notice to the holder of an environmental authorisation suspend with immediate effect an environmental authorisation which is the subject of withdrawal proceedings in terms of this Part if-
a) there are reasonable grounds for believing that the contravention or non-compliance with a condition of the authorisation causes harm to the environment; and
b) suspension of the authorisation is necessary to prevent harm or further harm to the environment.


2) Regulation 48(1)(b), (c) and (2) may be complied with either before or after a suspension.