Requirement to submit a report generated by the national web-based environmental screening tool – compulsory from 4 October 2019

Notice of the requirement to submit a report generated by the national web-based environmental screening tool in terms of section 24(5)(h) of the NEMA, 1998 (Act No 107 of 1998) and regulation 16(1)(b)(v) of the EIA regulations, 2014, as amended.

I, Barbara Dallas Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, hereby give notice that the submission of a report generated from the national web-based environmental screening tool, as contemplated in Regulation 16(1)(b)(v) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014, published under Government Notice No. R982 in Government Gazette No. 38282 of 4 December 2014, as amended, will be compulsory when submitting an application for environmental authorisation in terms of regulation 19 and regulation 21 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 after 90 days from the date of publication of this Notice. Until such time, the screening tool will be available for voluntary use.

Compulsory requirement for utilisation of screening tool is effective from 4 October 2019.

Inquiries in connection with this notice can be directed to:
Ms D Fischer
Tel: 012 399 8843

Inquiries regarding the screening tool can be directed to:
The screening helpdesk
Tel: 012 399 9301

» Download signed gazetted notice.

» Questions, comments and responses captured from the Screening Seminars, held in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg. [PDF - 395.13 kb]

» The screening tool can be accesses at