Environmental Authorisations

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a systematic process of identifying, assessing and reporting the environmental impacts associated with an activity and includes a Basic Assessment or Scoping & Environmental Impact Report.

The EIA Regulations of 4 December 2014 (G.N. 982) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) regulates the relevant EIA process.

Environmental Authorisations

  • Environmental Authorisations – Basic Assessment Reports and Scoping & Environmental Impact Reports should be conducted for all mining and non-mining activities as required by the Listing Notices that stems from the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act 107 of 1998). Please follow the link to see the listing notices: http://cer.org.za/virtual-library/legislation/national/environmental-framework/national-environmental-management-act-1998
  • Waste Licence Applications - Waste management is regulated through the National Environmental Management - Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA) (as amended) and its Regulations which aims:
    • To reform the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development
    • To provide for institutional arrangements and planning matters;
    • To provide for national norms and standards for regulating the management of waste by all spheres of government; to provide for specific waste management activities;
    • To provide for the remediation of contaminated land;
    • To provide for the national waste information system;
    • To provide for compliance and enforcement; and
    • To provide for matters connected therewith.

Air Emissions License Application

Licenses should be obtained to regulate air quality in order to protect the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Environmental Rectification Applications (24G)

Applications in terms of section 24G of NEMA, where a company or individual has commenced with a listed activity without an environmental authorisation, which is in contravention with section 24F(1) of the Act. This also applies when a company or individual has commenced, undertaken or conducted a waste management activity without a waste management license in terms of the section 20(b) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008).

Indigenous & Protected Tree Licensing

In terms of the National Forests Act of 1998 certain tree species (types of trees) can be identified and declared as protected. Milnex 189 CC applies for Indigenous & Protected Tree Licensing on behalf of the client.

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