EIA Regulations

These are regulations regarding the procedure and criteria for development in the coastal zone. This requires either a Basic Assessment or a Full Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Report depending on the impact of the development. It is designed to avoid or mitigate detrimental impacts on the environment and to optimise positive environmental impacts. Listing Notices provide the criteria for the procedure and a Public Participation Process is required after which the national (or provincial) authority will issue an Environmental Authorisation.

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 
Government Gazette 38282, 4 December 2014

"The purpose of these Regulations is to regulate the procedure and criteria as contemplated in Chapter 5 of the Act relating to the preparation, evaluation, submission, processing and consideration of, and decision on, applications for environmental authorisations for the commencement of activities, subjected to environmental impact assessment, in order to avoid or mitigate detrimental impacts on the environment, and to optimise positive environmental impacts, and for matters pertaining thereto."

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (PDF)

Amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
7 April 2017
 
Amendment of EIA
Listing Notice 1 of 2014
 
"To provide for measures preventing, minimising or managing public nuisances; to prohibit certain activities or conduct in public places; to provide for the repeal of laws and savings; and to provide for matters incidental thereto." "The purpose of this Notice is to identify activities that would require environmental authorisations prior to commencement of that activity and to identify competent authorities in terms of sections 24(2) and 24D of the Act."
EIA Amendment (PDF) EIA Listing Notice 1 (PDF)
Amendment of EIA
Listing Notice 2 of 2014
 
Amendment of EIA
Listing Notice 3 of 2014
 
"The purpose of this Notice is to identify activities that would require an environmental authorisation prior to the commencement of that activity and to identify competent authorities in terms of section 24(2) and 24D of this Act." "The purpose of this Notice is to list activities and identify competent authorities under sections 24(2), 24(5) and 24D of the Act, where environmentla authorisation is required prior to commencement of that activity in specific identified geographical areas only."
EIA Listing Notice 2 (PDF) EIA Listing Notice 3 (PDF)

 


Additional Information

For more information on the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998)

NEMA