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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 2 : Competent Authorities

7. Competent authorities' right of access to information



1) A competent authority is entitled to all information that reasonably has or may have the potential of influencing any decision with regard to an application.


2) Unless that information is protected by law, an applicant or EAP or other person in possession of that information must, on request by the competent authority, disclose that information to the competent authority, whether or not such information is favourable to the applicant.