oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Viewpoint Environmental impact assessment and the civil engineer



Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are now compulsory. Any remaining doubt that may have lingered in this regard was laid to rest by the promulgation of Regulation No 1182 on 5 September 1997 by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism under the Environment Conservation Act 1989 (Act 73 of 1989). The regulations have already had a wide-ranging and far-reaching effect. Under section 21 of the Act they provide for the identification of activities that may have a substantial detrimental effect on the environment. Schedules land 2 provide a list so comprehensive as to leave any human development or activities short of swatting a fly requiring an environmental impact assessment.


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