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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

67. Appeal panels

 

 

1) If the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state, as the case may be, appoints an appeal panel, the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state must furnish the panel with a written instruction concerning—
a) the issues in respect of which the panel must make recommendations; and
b) the period within which recommendations must be submitted to the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state.

 

2) A member of an appeal panel must be independent.

 

3) If an appeal panel introduces any new information not dealt with in the appeal submission of the appellant or in the statements of the respondents, both the appellant and each respondent are entitled to submit to the panel, within a period determined by the panel, any additional statements rebutting or supporting such new information.

 

4) An appeal panel must submit its recommendations to the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state, as the case may be, in writing.