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National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, No. 25 of 2014

Long title


To amend the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, so as to amend certain definitions and to define certain words and expressions; to provide for the review of environmental management instruments; to provide for minimum information requirements to be included under environmental management instruments; to provide for the Minister responsible for mineral resources to be the competent authority for environmental matters in so far as they relate to prospecting, exploration, mining or production of mineral and petroleum resources; to empower the Minister to take an environmental decision in so far as it relates to prospecting, exploration, mining or production instead of the Minister responsible for mineral resources under certain circumstances; to clarify the provisions relating to integrated environmental authorisations; to strengthen the financial provisions in the Act; to provide for consultation with State Departments; to provide for the management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits; to empower the Director-General of the Department responsible for mineral resources to issue section 28 directives in so far as they relate to prospecting, exploration, mining or production; to empower the Minister responsible for mineral resources to designate environmental mineral resource inspectors within the Department responsible for mineral resources for compliance monitoring and enforcement of provisions in so far as they relate to prospecting, exploration, mining or production; to provide the Minister with the power to direct environmental management inspectors to perform compliance monitoring and enforcement duties instead of mineral resource inspectors under certain circumstances; to empower the provincial head of department to delegate a function entrusted to him or her under this Act; to provide for the suspension of a decision on receipt of an appeal; to provide for appeals against directives; to further provide for the power of the Minister to make regulations; to provide for consultation in the event that an Act of Parliament or regulations are amended that impact on the Agreement; to provide for the criteria for condonation applications in the case of appeals that relates to prospecting, exploration, mining or production; - National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008, so as to insert certain definitions; to empower the Minister to prohibit or restrict waste management activities in specified geographical areas; to empower the Minister responsible for mineral resources to be the licensing authority to issue waste management licences in so far as it relates to prospecting, exploration, mining or production activities of mineral and petroleum resources; to empower the Minister responsible for mineral resources to delegate a function entrusted to him or her under this Act; National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2008, so as to provide for transitional arrangements; to amend the commencement provisions; and to delete certain obsolete provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 107 of 1998...**
2. Amendment of section 24 of Act 107 of 1998...
3. Amendment of section 24C of Act 107 of 1998...
4. Amendment of section 24L of Act 107 of 1998...
5. Amendment of section 24N of Act 107 of 1998...**
6. Amendment of section 24O of Act 107 of 1998...
7. Amendment of section 24P of Act 107 of 1998...
8. Amendment of section 24R of Act 107 of 1998...**
9. Insertion of section 24S to Act 107 of 1998
10. Amendment of section 28 of Act 107 of 1998...
11. Insertion of section 31BB in Act 107 of 1998
12. Amendment of section 31D of Act 107 of 1998...
13. Amendment of section 42A of Act 107 of 1998...
14. Amendment of section 43 of Act 107 of 1998...
15. Amendment of section 44 of Act 107 of 1998...
16. Insertion of section 47CA and 47CB in Act 107 of 1998
17. Insertion of section 50A in Act 107 of 1998
18. Amendment of section 1 of Act 59 of 2008
19. Amendment of section 4 of Act 59 of 2008
20. Insertion of section 20A in Act 59 of 2008
21. Amendment of section 43 of Act 59 of 2008
22. Insertion of section 43A in Act 59 of 2008
23. Amendment of section 67 of Act 59 of 2008
24. Amendment of section 69 of Act 59 of 2008
25. Insertion of section 79A in Act 59 of 2008
26. Amendment of section 12 of Act 62 of 2008
27. Repeal of section 13 of Act 62 of 2008
28. Amendment of section 14 of Act 62 of 2008
29. Repeal of Schedule to Act 62 of 2008
30. Amendment of Arrangements of Sections of Act 107 of 1998
31. Amendment of Table of Contents of Act 59 of 2008
32. Short title and commencement
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