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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 7 : Appeals

65. Responding statements

 

 

1) A person or organ of state which receives a notice in terms of regulation 62(2), or an applicant who receives a notice in terms of regulation 62(3), may submit to the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state, as the case may be, a responding statement within 30 days from the date the appeal submission was made available for inspection in terms of that section.

 

2)
a) A person, organ of state or applicant who submits a responding statement in terms of subregulation (1), (hereinafter referred to as a respondent), must serve a copy of the statement on the appellant.
b) If a respondent introduces any new information not dealt with in the appeal submission of the appellant, the appellant is entitled to submit an answering statement to such new information to the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state, as the case may be, within 30 days of receipt of the responding statement.
c) The appellant must serve a copy of the answering statement on the respondent who submitted the new information.

 

3) The Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state, as the case may be, may, in writing, on good cause extend the period within which responding statements in terms of subregulation (1) or an appellant's answering statement in terms of subregulation (2)(b) must be submitted.