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National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998)


Section 24G Fine Regulations

3. Fine committee


(1) Each competent authority must establish a fine committee within 90 days of the publication of these regulations to consider all applications made in terms of section 24G with a view to making a recommendation to the competent authority on the quantum of the fine to be imposed on an applicant.


(a) be approved by the Director-General, the Director-General of the department responsible for mineral resources or the provincial head of department; and
(b) consist of at least 3 members, comprised of designated environmental management inspectors, or designated environmental mineral resource inspectors where appropriate, and officials from the authorisations authority to which the application relates.


(3) The members of the fine committee may call upon any other person with relevant technical, specialist or local knowledge to advise the fine committee as and when deemed reasonably necessary by the fine committee.