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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 5 : Exemptions from Provisions of these Regulations

54. Decision on applications

 

 

1) On having reached a decision on whether or not to grant the application, the competent authority must, in writing and within 10 days—
a) notify the applicant of the decision;
b) give reasons for the decision to the applicant;
c) draw the attention of the applicant to the fact that an appeal may be lodged against the decision in terms of Chapter 7 of these Regulations, if such appeal is available in the circumstances of the decision
d) request the applicant to notify potential or registered interested and affected parties, as the case may be of—
i) the outcome of the application; and
ii) the reasons for the decision; and
e) request the applicant to draw the attention of potential or registered interested and affected parties, as the case may be, to the fact that an appeal may be lodged against the decision in terms of Chapter 7 of these Regulations, if such appeal is available in the circumstances of the decision.

 

2) If an application is approved, the competent authority must issue a written exemption notice to the applicant, stating—
a) the name, address and telephone number of the person to whom the exemption is granted;
b) the provision of these Regulations from which exemption is granted;
c) the activity in respect of which exemption is granted;
d) the conditions subject to which exemption is granted, including conditions relating to the transfer of the written exemption notice; and
e) the period for which exemption is granted, if the exemption is granted for a period.