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

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Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014

Chapter 3 : General Requirements for Applications

6. Where to submit application

 

(1) An application for an environmental authorisation or environmental authorisations for the commencement of an activity must be made to the competent authority referred to in regulation 5.

 

(2) If the Minister is the competent authority in respect of an application, the application must be submitted to the Department.

 

(3) If an MEC is the competent authority in respect of an application, the application must be submitted to the provincial department responsible for environmental affairs in that province.

 

(4) If the Minister, Minister responsible for mineral resources or MEC has, in terms of section 42, 42B or 42A respectively of the Act, delegated any powers or duties of a competent authority in relation to an application, the application must be submitted to the person or authority to whom the powers had been delegated.

 

(5) If the Minister responsible for mineral resources is the competent authority in respect of an application, the application must be submitted to the relevant office of the Department responsible for mineral resources as identified by that Department.