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

Regulations for the Establishment of a Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism

7. Letter of Approval

 

 

1) The DNA must in consultation with the Steering Committee consider all the applications submitted to it for evaluation and approval within ten days of receipt.

 

2) The Steering Committee must make recommendations to the DNA on whether to issue or not to issue a letter of approval within ten days of receipt of a project submission.

 

3) If the DNA accepts a recommendation to issue a letter of approval, it shall within five days of the receipt of the recommendations from the Steering Committee issue a letter of approval to the project proponent.

 

4) If the DNA does not accept a recommendation of approval by the Steering Committee, it shall issue a letter of ho approval and reasons for non approval thereof in writing within five days of receipt of the recommendations from the Steering Committee.

 

5) A letter of approval must contain-
a) a statement that the Republic is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol;
b) a statement that the DNA is the authorised body in the country to issue CDM project letters of approval;
c) a statement that the participation in the project is voluntary;
d) confirmation that the project activity assists in supporting sustainable development in the Republic;
e) authorisation for the project proponent to participate in the CDM project;
f) authorisation for the project proponent to sell the title and all rights to the greenhouse gas emission reductions generated by the CDM project;
g) the name, address and telephone number and other contact details of the project proponent;
h) the geographic location of the project;
i) a description of the boundaries of the area occupied by the project;
j) the conditions, if any, included in the letter of approval;
k) the date of expiry or the duration of the letter of approval; and
l) the signature of the Director-General of Minerals and Energy and the date thereof.