The South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) recently published the Climate Change Bill for comment, which may have a significant impact on your operations.
The Bill acknowledges that climate change caused by humans represents an urgent threat to South Africa which require an effective, progressive and incremental response. One of the goals of the Bill is to provide for a coordinated and integrated response to climate change and its impacts by government and society alike.
In terms of the Bill National, Provincial and Municipal government will have certain duties with regards to Climate Change. In addition, greenhouse gas emission targets and budgets will be set for certain industries, who will have to implement greenhouse gas mitigation plans. Synthetic greenhouse gas emissions will have to be phased out.
Comments must be submitted by 27 May 2022.
Should you require any assistance with the interpretation of the Bill and drafting comments thereof, please feel free to contact Morné Viljoen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Water and Sanitation Tightens Water Taps
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) published an instruction to all Irrigation Boards and Water Users Associations (WUA) to inform their members to install water measuring devices for water taken for irrigation purposes, and to monitor compliance with the Water Taking Regulations published on 17 February 2017. Water users are required to submit the measuring records to the WUA or DWS on a monthly basis. A failure to comply with the instruction may lead to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years.
Proposed waste stream exclusions published for comment
Proposed regulations to exclude the following waste streams from the definition of waste under the National Environmental Management: Waste Act has been published: slag from metallurgical processes; ash from combustion and gasification processes; gypsum from pulp, paper and cardboard production and processing, and combustion and gasification processes; and biomass waste streams. Contact us for more information on how these regulations may affect your business.
Draft Conservation Agriculture Policy Published for comment
The Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), has published the draft Agriculture Conservation Policy for comment on or before 8 April 2018. Conservation agriculture have three key characteristics: minimal mechanical soil disturbance; maintenance of a mulch of organic matter covering and feeding the soil; and rotations or sequences and associations of crops. Workshops on the Policy will take place between February 2018 and April 2018.
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The South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) recently published the Climate Change Bill for comment, which may have a significant impact on your operations. The Bill acknowledges that climate change caused by humans represents an...