Environmental Affairs and Water

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Environmental Affairs and Water.

Tyre Levy on the Way

Department of Environmental Affairs

A tyre levy to promote sound management of used tyres will be introduced in the last quarter of 2015.

Speaking during her department’s budget vote, the environmental affairs minister, Edna Molewa, added that the levy was part of plans to put an Industry Waste Tyre Management plan in place.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Rules in the Pipeline

Department of Environmental Affairs

Comment is sought on Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations.

The environmental affairs department published the proposed regulations in Government Gazette 38779 in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act of 2004.

Agriculture Committee Postpones Hearings on Bills

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Public hearings on three recently tabled agriculture, forestry and fisheries bills have been postponed until next week.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries committee had earlier indicated that hearings on the bills would take place on 5 and 6 May 2015 in parliament.

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