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

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Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014

Appendices

Appendix 7

 

1.        Environmental audit report

 

The environmental audit report must provide for recommendations regarding the need to amend the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan.

 

 

2.        Objective of the environmental audit report

 

The objective of the environmental audit report is to—

(a)        report on—

(i) the level of compliance with the conditions of the environmental authorisation and the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan; and
(ii) the extent to which the avoidance, management and mitigation measures provided for in the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan achieve the objectives and outcomes of the EMPr, and closure plan;
(b) identify and assess any new impacts and risks as a result of undertaking the activity;
(c) evaluate the effectiveness of the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan;
(d) identify shortcomings in the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan; and
(e) identify the need for any changes to the avoidance, management and mitigation measures provided for in the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan.

 

3. Content of environmental audit reports

 

(1) An environmental audit report prepared in terms of these Regulations must contain—
(a) details of the—
(i) independent person who prepared the environmental audit report; and
(ii) expertise of the independent person that compiled the environmental audit report;
(b) a declaration that the independent auditor is independent in a form as may be specified by the competent authority;
(c) an indication of the scope of, and the purpose for which, the environmental audit report was prepared;
(d) a description of the methodology adopted in preparing the environmental audit report;
(e) an indication of the ability of the EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan to—
(i) sufficiently provide for the avoidance, management and mitigation of environmental impacts associated with the undertaking of the activity on an on-going basis;
(ii) sufficiently provide for the avoidance, management and mitigation of environmental impacts associated with the closure of the facility; and
(iii) ensure compliance with the provisions of environmental authorisation, EMPr, and where applicable, the closure plan;
(f) a description of any assumptions made, and any uncertainties or gaps in knowledge;
(g) a description of any consultation process that was undertaken during the course of carrying out the environmental audit report;
(h) a summary and copies of any comments that were received during any consultation process; and
(i) any other information requested by the competent authority.

 

[Appendix 7 substituted by Notice No. 326 of 2017]