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National Environmental Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (No. 14 of 2009).

Country/Territory
South Africa
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to amend the: Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act so as to adjust the penalties provided for in the said Act; Environment Conservation Act, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Authorization/permit Biosafety Biosecurity Institution Inspection GMO Offences/penalties Biodiversity Genetic resources
Geographical area
Africa, Southern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Act comes into effect on a date fixed by the President by Proclamation in the Gazette.
Abstract

This Act amends provisions of South African environment protection legislation on a wide variety of matters.

Full text
English
Website
www.polity.org.za

References - Legislation

Amends

Environment Conservation Act.

Legislation | South Africa | 1989 (2009)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Protected area, Institution, Authorization/permit, Ecosystem preservation, Marine area, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 10 of 2004).

Legislation | South Africa | 2004

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Basic legislation, Biodiversity, Data collection/reporting, Policy/planning, Education, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Genetic resources, GMO, Institution, Inventory, Management/conservation, Monitoring, Protection of habitats, Research, Special fund, Traditional rights/customary rights, Use restrictions, Wildlife products, Endangered species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Biotechnology, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (No. 107 of 1998).

Legislation | South Africa | 1998

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Environmental planning, Dispute settlement, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act, 2003 (No. 57 of 2003).

Legislation | South Africa | 2004

Keyword: Basic legislation, Forestry protection measures, Protected area, Expropriation, Common property, Community management, Mining, Basin/catchment/watershed, Sustainable use, Institution, Management/conservation, Marine area, Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation, Registration, Marine protected areas

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004).

Legislation | South Africa | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Institution, Environmental planning, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX