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National Environmental Management Act Act 107 of 1998

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT 107 OF 1998
[ASSENTED TO 19 NOVEMBER 1998]
[DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 29 JANUARY 1999]

(English text signed by the President)

ACT

To provide for co-operative environmental governance by establishing principles for decision-making on matters affecting the environment, institutions that will promote co-operative governance and procedures for co-ordinating environmental functions exercised by organs of state; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Preamble

Government Notice. R. 1182 (1997)

Government Notice. R. 1182
Government Gazette No.18261, Pretoria, 5 September 1997

ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT, 1989 (ACT No. 73 OF 1989)

THE IDENTIFICATION UNDER SECTION 21 OF ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

[Amended by GN R 1355 of 1997-10-17, GN R 448 of 1998-03-27and GN R 670 of 2002-05-10.]

Environment Conservation Act 73 of 1989 (Selected Sections)

ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT (73 OF 1989)

1. Definitions.—In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise—

“administrative body” means a Minister, competent authority, local authority, government institution or a person who makes a decision in terms of the provisions of this Act;

“Administrator”. . . . . .

“chief executive officer” means the officer in charge of the relevant local authority or government institution;

“committee” means the Committee for Environmental Co-ordination established by section 12;

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