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National Environmental [ Management ] Laws Amendment Act, No. 14 of 2009
[...Title and year amended by Act 2013_014_039_20130729 - was entitled "National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2008"]**

Long title


To amend the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act, 1965, so as to adjust the penalties provided for in the said Act;  Environment Conservation Act, 1989, so as to adjust the penalties provided for in the said Act; and to remove the need to publish directions in the Gazette; National Environmental Management Act, 1998, so as to delete certain definitions; to provide for the establishment of fora or advisory committees; to make provision for increased powers of the courts; to remove the requirement that Environmental Management Inspectors must carry notices of designation with them; to extend the scope of routine inspections to the search of vehicles; and to regulate the jurisdiction of magistrate's courts in instances where the maximum fines have been increased; National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003, so as to provide for increased measures of control over escaped animals; and to adjust the penalties provided for in the said Act; National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004, so as to provide for general surveillance monitoring; to provide further considerations for a biodiversity management plan; to provide that an environment impact assessment must be obtained when genetically modified organisms are involved; to introduce notification requirements in the discovery phase of a bioprospecting project; to take into consideration knowledge of specific individuals when issuing specific bioprospecting permits; to allow the Director-General or a trustee to manage the Bioprospecting Fund; to allow for the renewal or amendment of a permit; to amend the regulations to allow for hunting; and to effect certain textual alterations; National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004, so as to provide for a processing fee to review a licence; and to include directors or senior managers in a juristic person for the criteria for a fit and proper person; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Substitution of section 46 of Act 45 of 1965...
2. Amendment of section 29 of Act 73 of 1989...
3. Amendment of section 32 of Act 73 of 1989
4. Amendment of section 1 of Act 107 of 1998...
5. Repeal of Parts 1 and 2 of Chapter 2 of Act 107 of 1998
6. Insertion of section 3A in Act 107 of 1998
7. Amendment of section 11 of Act 107 of 1998
8. Amendment of section 13 of Act 107 of 1998
9. Amendment of section 15 of Act 107 of 1998
10. Amendment of section 16 of Act 107 of 1998
11. Amendment of section 22 of Act 107 of 1998
12. Amendment of section 28 of Act 107 of 1998
13. Amendment of section 30 of Act 107 of 1998
14. Amendment of section 31 of Act 107 of 1998
15. Amendment of heading to Part 2 of chapter 7 of Act 107 of 1998
16. Amendment of section 31A of Act 107 of 1998...
17. Amendment of section 31F of Act 107 of 1998...
18. Amendment of section 31H of Act 107 of 1998...
19. Amendment of section 31K of Act 107 of 1998...
20. Amendment of section 31N of Act 107 of 1998...
21. Amendment of section 31Q of Act 107 of 1998...
22. Amendment of section 34 of Act 107 of 1998
23. Amendment of section 34D of Act 107 of 1998...
24. Insertion of section 34H in Act 107 of 1998
25. Amendment of Schedule 3 to Act 107 of 1998...
26. Amendment of section 82 of Act 57 of 2003
27. Amendment of section 88 of Act 57 of 2003
28. Amendment of section 89 of Act 57 of 2003
29. Amendment of section 1 of Act 10 of 2004
30. Amendment of section 11 of Act 10 of 2004
31. Amendment of section 33 of Act 10 of 2004
32. Amendment of section 34 of Act 10 of 2004
33. Insertion of section 36A in Act 10 of 2004
34. Amendment of section 45 of Act 10 of 2004
35. Amendment of section 57 of Act 10 of 2004
36. Substitution of section 58 of Act 10 of 2004
37. Amendment of section 78 of Act 10 of 2004
38. Amendment of section 81 of Act 10 of 2004
39. Insertion of section 81A in Act 10 of 2004
40. Amendment of section 82 of Act 10 of 2004
41. Amendment of section 85 of Act 10 of 2004
42. Amendment of section 86 of Act 10 of 2004
43. Amendment of section 92 of Act 10 of 2004
44. Insertion of section 93A in Act 10 of 2004
45. Amendment of section 97 of Act 10 of 2004
46. Amendment of section 98 of Act 10 of 2004
47. Amendment of section 102 of Act 10 of 2004
48. Amendment of section 45 of Act 39 of 2004
49. Amendment of section 49 of Act 39 of 2004
50. Amendment of section 52 of Act 39 of 2004
51. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE [s25]

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