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


Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014

Chapter 3 : General Requirements for Applications

Part 2: Duties of proponents and applicants

12. Appointment of EAPs and specialists


(1) A proponent or applicant must appoint an EAP at own cost to manage the application: Provided that an EAP need not be appointed for an application to amend an environmental authorisation where no environmental impact assessment or part thereof is required as part of such amendment application.

[Proviso to regulation 12(1) inserted by Notice No. 326 of 2017]


(2) In addition to the appointment of an EAP, a specialist may be appointed, at the cost of the proponent or applicant, if the level of assessment is of a nature requiring the appointment of a specialist.


(3) The proponent or applicant must—
(a) take all reasonable steps to verify whether the EAP and specialist complies with regulation 13(1)(a) and (b); and
(b) provide the EAP and specialist with access to all information at the disposal of the proponent or applicant regarding the application, whether or not such information is favourable to the application.