Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Comment Period for National Environmental Management Laws Bill Extended

Department of Environmental Affairs

The public comment period on the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill has been extended.

The bill was originally published in Notice 986 in Government Gazette 39287 in October 2015.

Financial Provisioning Regulations for Mine Owners in Place

Department of Environmental Affairs

Regulations instructing mine owners to make financial provision for the rehabilitation and remediation of the environment following prospecting and mining operations are now in place.

The Financial Provisioning Regulations, published in Government Gazette 39425, apply to applicants or holders of rights or permits.

Norms and Standards for Water Pricing to be Tweaked

Department of Water and Sanitation

Interested and affected parties are invited to submit comments on the department of water and sanitation’s proposed revised norms and standards in respect of tariffs for water service authorities and bulk water service providers.

According to notice 1153 in Government Gazette 39411, the department acknowledges that “while water resource pricing is regulated through the raw water pricing strategy and not through these norms and standards, the setting of raw water charges also needs to be done under economic regulation oversight.”

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