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WATER IS LIFE, SANITATION IS DIGNITY

Water Sector Policy Database (WSPD)

Policy Name: Environmental Implementation Plans And Environmental Management Plans Under Section 15 (1) Of The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 Of 1998)

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This document has been opened: 1 128 times to date.
Date Of Release: 28 Mar 2002
Date Of Expected Review:
Date Last Updated: 15 Feb 2007
Policy Type: Bill / Notice
Policy Level: National
Department: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: 012 310 3911
Fax Number: 012 322 2476
Email:
Directorate: Policy & Legislation
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: (012) 310 3911
Fax Number: (012) 322 2476
Email:
Topics covered:
Legislations Impacting on WS/WR
Policy Precis:

To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans by: Promoting the sustainable development, utilisation and protection of our natural and cultural resources; Establishing responsible tourism that ensures environmental sustainability and which contributes to job creation and a better quality of life; Harnessing the skills, experience and knowledge of the environment of all South Africans; Fostering equitable access to the benefits derived from our natural and cultural resources; Empowering the South African public, communities and organisations through participation, environmental education, capacity building, research and information services; Working together with all relevant stakeholders and spheres of government in the spirit of good governance Ensuring that all international participation and obligations are undertaken in the context of South Africa’s environmental policies and principles.

Four Priority Focus Areas are identified: Focus Area 1: Create the conditions for responsible tourism growth and development; Focus Area 2: Promote the conservation & development of natural and cultural resources for sustainable use; Focus Area 3: Protect and enhance the quality and safety of the environment; Focus Area 4: Provide accessible environmental and tourism information for sound planning and decision-making.

Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1 OVERVIEW OF POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE MANDATE Purpose of Environmental Management and Implementation Plan; Policy and legislative mandate: Over-arching context; Policy mandate; Legislative mandate. Vision, Mission and Focus Areas: Vision; Mission; Priority focus areas. Structure of the Department: Branch: Environmental Quality and Information Management; Branch: Biodiversity and Heritage; Branch: Marine and Coastal Management; Branch: Tourism. Environmental Management Functions of DEAT: Environmental Quality and Protection; Biodiversity,and Heritage; Marine and Coastal Management; Environmental Planning and C;o-ordination. Environmental Impacting Priority Functions of DEAT: Marine and Coastal Management; Tourism
2 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS Framework for Co-operative Governance; External Arrangements for Co-operative Governance: Institutional relationships with national departments; Institutional relationships with provincial counterparts; Structures for interaction with national departments and provinces; Institutional relationships with local government. Procedures and Mechanisms for Co-operative Governance. Capacity for Co-operative Governance: Co-operative governance capacity gaps; Capacity building programme. Summary of Institutional Mechanisms for Co-operation
3 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN Environmental Quality and Protection: Integrated Pollution Prevention and Waste Management; Atmospheric Protection and Chemicals Management; Air Quality Management; Global Climate Change; Hazardous Substance Management and Pollutant; Information Environmental Impact Management. Biodiversity and Heritage: Biodiversity Management; Cultural and Natural Resource Management. Marine and Coastal Management: Management of Non-Consumptive Use of Marine Living Resources; Management of Coastal Resources; Management of Marine Pollution; Antarctica and Islands. Cross-Cutting and Support Functions: Environmental Information and Reporting; Law reform, Planning and Conciliation
4 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Consumptive Use of Marine Living Resources: Policies and legislation to manage environmental impacts; Compliance with laws to manage environmental impacts; Constraints and limitations with respect to ensuring compliance; Programmes to manage environmental impacts. Resource Development (Mariculture): Policies and legislation to manage environmental impacts; Compliance with laws to manage environmental impacts; Constraints and limitations with respect to ensuring compliance; Programmes to manage environmental impacts; Co-operative governance arrangements. Tourism: Policies and legislation to manage environmental impacts; Compliance with laws to manage environmental impacts; Constraints and limitations with respect to ensuring compliance; Programmes to manage environmental impacts; Co-operative governance arrangements
5 PROPOSALS FOR INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DEAT Specific Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) Proposals
6 PERFORMANCE MONITORING System for Monitoring the Performance of the DEAT EIMP: Internal arrangements for co-ordination and integration; DEAT's performance monitoring system; Plan for Monitoring Compliance of all Scheduled Departments ElP/EMP. Environmental Indicators. Annual National Report on Sustainable Development

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