Extension of the public commenting period for the proposed amendments to the alien and invasive species regulations and species lists

On 16 February 2018, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr. Bomo Edna Edith Molewa, published for public comment, in Government Notices 112 and 115 of Government Gazette 41445 in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004), the proposed amendments to the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations and the species Lists.

The period for which the public may submit comments on the proposed amendments is hereby extended to 18 June 2018. Any person who wants to submit comments on the proposed amendments may do so in writing on or before the last day. Comments submitted after this may not be considered.

All comments must be submitted to the Department:

  • By Post:
    The Deputy Director-General: Environmental Programmes,
    Department of Environmental Affairs,
    Private Bag X4390, 8001,
    Attention: Ms. Nomahlubi Geja;
  • Hand-delivery:
    The Deputy Director-General: Environmental Programmes,
    Department of Environmental Affairs,
    14 Loop Street, Cape Town,
    Attention: Ms. Nomahlubi Geja; or e-mail: NembaRegs@environment.gov.za

The following information is available on the Department’s website at www.environment.gov.za:  proposed amendments, risk assessments related to the draft amendments referred to above, the socio-economic impact assessment, and other relevant information. 

Related documents

» National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (ACT No. 10 of 2004) Draft amendments to the alien and invasive species lists

» National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (ACT NO.10 of 2004) Draft Alien and Invasive Species Regulations

» Risk assessment for brown trout Salmo trutta in South Africa

» Risk Assessment of: Cestrum Species

» Risk assessment for Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in South Africa

» Risk Assessment on Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)

» Risk assessment for rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in South Africa

» Risk Assessment on Achatina fulica

» Risk Assessment on Foudia madagascariensis

» Risk assessment of:Morelia spilota

» Risk assessment for Morus Alba

» Risk Assessment for Morus nigra L

» Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS)

If you require any other specific information about the proposed amendments, please contact the Department by email on NembaRegs@environment.gov.za

Enquiries may be directed to Ms. Nomahlubi Geja at 021 441-2791/2707.

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