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


Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014

Chapter 4 : Application for Environmental Authorisation

Part 3: S&EIR

22. Consideration of scoping report


The competent authority must, within 43 days of receipt of a scoping report—

(a) accept the scoping report, with or without conditions, and advise the applicant to proceed or continue with the tasks contemplated in the plan of study for environmental impact assessment; or
(b) refuse environmental authorisation if—
(i) the proposed activity is in conflict with a prohibition contained in legislation; or
(ii) the scoping report does not substantially comply with Appendix 2 to these Regulations or any applicable protocol or minimum information requirements as identified and gazetted by the minister in a government notice and the applicant is unwilling or unable to ensure compliance with these requirements within the prescribed timeframe.

[Regulation 22(b)(ii) substituted by Notice No. 326 of 2017]