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South Africa
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National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, No. 24 of  2008**
[...Title's year number as amended by Act 2014_036_062_20141031 - was entitled "National Environmental Management Act: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2007"]

Long title


To establish a system of integrated coastal and estuarine management in the Republic, including norms, standards and policies, in order to promote the conservation of the coastal environment, and maintain the natural attributes of coastal landscapes and seascapes, and to ensure that development and the use of natural resources within the coastal zone is socially and economically justifiable and ecologically sustainable; to define rights and duties in relation to coastal areas; to determine the responsibilities of organs of state in relation to coastal areas; to prohibit incineration at sea; to control dumping at sea, pollution in the coastal zone, inappropriate development of the coastal environment and other adverse effects in the coastal environment; to give effect to South Africa's international obligations in relation to coastal matters, and to province for matters connected therewith.
 
Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
PREAMBLE
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION, OBJECTS AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act
3. State's duty to fulfil environmental rights in coastal environment
4. Application of Act
5. Application of National Environmental Management  Act
6. Interpretation and conflicts with other legislation [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_004_20141031 - was entitled "Conflicts with other legislation"]
CHAPTER 2. COASTAL ZONE
Part 1. Coastal public property
7. Composition of coastal public property
7A. Purpose of coastal public property [....inserted by Act 2014_036_006_20141031]
7B. Reclamation of land for state infrastructure_20141031 [....inserted by Act 2014_036_006_20141031]
7C. Reclamation of land for purposes other than state infrastructure  [....inserted by Act 2014_036_006_20141031]
8. Extending coastal public property
9. Acquisition of private land by State
10. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_036_008_20141031 - was entitled "Designation of State-owned land for certain purposes"]
11. Ownership of coastal public property
12. State public trustee of coastal public property
13. Access to coastal public property
14. Position of high-water mark
15. Measures affecting erosion and accretion
Part 2. Coastal protection zone
16. Composition of coastal protection zone
17. Purpose of coastal protection zone
Part 3. Coastal access land
18. Designation of coastal access land
19. Process for designating and withdrawing designation of coastal access land
20. Responsibilities of municipalities with regard to coastal access land
Part 4. Coastal waters
21. Control and management of coastal waters
Part 5. Coastal protected areas
22. Excision of protected areas from coastal protection zone
Part 6. Special management areas
23. Declaration of special management areas
24. Management of special management areas
Part 7. Coastal management lines [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_017_20141031 - was entitled "Coastal set-back lines"]
25. Establishment of coastal management lines [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_018_20141031 - was entitled "Establishment of coastal set-back lines"]
CHAPTER 3. BOUNDARIES OF COASTAL AREAS
26. Determination and adjustment of coastal boundaries
27. Determining and adjusting coastal boundary of coastal public property
28. Determining and adjusting coastal boundaries of coastal protection zone
29. Determining and adjusting coastal boundaries of coastal access land
30. Entry onto land
31. Marking coastal boundaries on zoning maps
32. Endorsement by Registrar of Deeds
CHEAPER 4. ESTUARIES
33. National estuarine management protocol
34. Estuarine management plans
CHAPTER 5. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
Part 1. National Coastal Committee
35. Establishment and functions of National Coastal Committee
36. Composition of National Coastal Committee
37. Vacation of office and termination of membership
Part 2. Provincial lead agencies
38. Designation and functions of provincial lead agency
Part 3. Provincial Coastal Committees
39. Establishment and functions of Provincial Coastal Committees
40. Composition of Provincial Coastal Committees
41. Vacation of office an termination of membership
Part 4. Municipal Coastal Committees
42. Establishment and functions of Municipal Coastal Committees
Part 5. Voluntary Coastal Officers
43. Voluntary coastal officer
CHAPTER 6. COASTAL MANAGEMENT
Part 1. National coastal management programme
44. Preparation and adoption of national coastal management programme
45. Contents of national coastal management programme
Part 2. Provincial coastal management programmes
46. Preparation and adoption of provincial coastal management programmes
47. Contents of provincial coastal management programmes
Part 3. Municipal coastal management programmes
48. Preparation and adoption of municipal coastal management programmes
49. Contents of municipal coastal management programmes
50. By-laws
Part 4. Co-ordination and alignment of plans and coastal management programmes
51. Alignment of certain plans with coastal management programmes
52. Ensuring consistency between coastal management programmes and other statutory plans
Part 5. Public participation
53. Consultation and public participation
Part 6. Review of coastal management programmes
54. Powers of Minister to review coastal management programmes
55. Review of municipal coastal management programmes
Part 7. Coastal planning schemes
56. Planning schemes and areas within coastal zone
57. Coastal planning and land use schemes of municipalities
CHAPTER 7. PROTECTION OF COASTAL RESOURCES
Part 1. Assessing, avoiding ad minimising adverse effects
58. Duty to avoid causing averse effects on coastal environment
59. Coastal protection notice and coastal access notice
60. Repair or removal of structures within coastal zone
61. Failure to comply with certain notices
Part 2. Regulation of coastal zone
62. Implementation of land use legislation in coastal protection zone
Part 3. Environmental authorisations
63. Environmental authorisations for coastal activities
64. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_036_034_20141031 - was entitled "Minister may grant environmental authorisation in interests of whole community"]
Part 4. Use of coastal public property [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_035_20141031 - was entitled "Coastal leases and coastal concessions on coastal public property"]
65. Award of coastal use permits on coastal public property [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_036_20141031 - was entitled "Award of leases and concessions on coastal public property"]
66. Terms of coastal use permits [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_037_20141031 - was entitled "Terms of coastal leases and coastal concessions"]
66A. Leases in admiralty reserves [...inserted by Act 2014_036_038_20141031]
Part 5. General provisions
67. Temporary occupation of land within coastal zone
68. Amendment, revocation, suspension or cancellation of authorisations
CHAPTER 8. MARINE AND COASTAL POLLUTION CONTROL
69. Discharge of effluent into coastal waters
70. Prohibition of incineration or dumping at sea
71. Dumping permits
72. Emergency dumping at sea
73. National action list
CHAPTER 9. APPEALS
74. ... [... repealed by Act 2022_002_20220624 - was entitled "Appeals"]
75.  ... [... repealed by Act 2022_002_20220624 - was entitled "Advisory appeal panel"]
76. ... [... repealed by Act 2022_002_20220624 - was entitled "Interim orders by Minister of MEC"]
77. ... [... repealed by Act 2022_002_20220624 - was entitled "Proceedings of advisory appeal panel"]
78. ... [... repeald by Act 2022_002_20220624 - was entitled "Determination of appeal by Minister or MEC"]
CHAPTER 10. ENFORCEMENT
79. Offences
80. Penalties
81. Jurisdiction of courts
82. Actions in relation to coastal public property
CHAPTER 11. GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
Pat 1. Regulations
83. Regulations by Minster
84. Regulations by MECs
85. General provisions applicable to regulations
86. Amendment of Schedule 2
Part 2. Powers to be exercised by MEC [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_050_20141031 - was entitled "Powers to be exercised by Minister and MEC"]
87. ...  [...repealed by Act 2014_036_051_2014_036_051_20141031 - was entitled "Powers to be exercised by Minister"]
88. Directives by MEC to municipalities
Part 3. Delegations
89. Delegation by Minister
90. Enforcement by Minister
91. Delegation by MECs
Part 4. General matters
92. Urgent action by Minister or MEC [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_055_20141031 - was entitled "Urgent action by Minister"]
93. Formation and reporting on coastal matters
94. Co-ordination of actions between provinces and municipalities
94A. Exemptions [...inserted by Act 2014_036_057_20141031]
CHAPTER 12. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Part 1. Transitional provisions
95. Existing leases on, or rights to, coastal public property [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_058_20141031 - was entitled "Existing leases on, rights to coastal public property"]
96. Unlawful structures on coastal public property
97. ...  [...repealed by Act 2014_036_060_20141031 - was entitled "Existing lawful activities in coastal zone"]
97A. Withdrawal of previous exclusions [...inserted by Act 2014_036_061_20141031]
98. Repeal and amendment of legislation
99. Savings
Part 2. General
100. Limitation of liability
101. Short title and commencement [...Title amended by Act 2014_036_062_20141031 - was entitled "Short title"]
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. LAWS REPEALED (SECTION 98) [s98]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF WASTES OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR DUMPING AT SEA ("The Waste Assessment Guidelines") [s1, s71, s73; s86]

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