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Water Sector Policy Database (WSPD)

Policy Detail Information
Policy Name: National Environmental Management:

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This document has been opened: 618 times to date.
Date Of Release: 10 Mar 2009
Date Of Expected Review: 10 Mar 2014
Date Last Updated: 28 Apr 2009
Policy Type: Amendment Act
Policy Level: Unknown
Department: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: 012 310 3911
Fax Number: 012 322 2476
Directorate: Policy & Legislation
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: (012) 310 3911
Fax Number: (012) 322 2476
Topics covered:
Legislations Impacting on WS/WR
Policy Precis:

Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1. Summary To reform the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the
environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and
ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development; to
provide for institutional arrangements and planning matters; to provide for
national norms and standards for regulating the management of waste by all
spheres of government; to provide for specific waste management measures; to
provide for the licensing and control of waste management activities; to provide for
the remediation of contaminated land; to provide for the national waste
information system; to provide for compliance and enforcement; and to provide
for matters connected therewith.

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