All notices from EAPASA can be found here.

 

COVID19 alert level 3 for application for environmental authorisations

Process for uploading of files to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.pdf

 

Minister Creecy sets the tone for the regulation of extended producer responsibility in identified waste sectors.

Minister Creecy sets the tone for the regulation of extended producer responsibility in identified waste sectors.pdf

 

Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) COVID - 19 Update.

IWMSA COVID - 19 update.pdf

 

 

I COVID-19 DIRECTIONS OF 05 JUNE 2020 ON NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PERMITS AND LICENCES

Please find below Minister Barbara Creecy's Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of Covid-19 Relating to National Environmental Management Permits and Licences.

The PDF titled 'Permitting' contains directions for applications and actions undertaken In terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.

Permitting.pdf
Fisheries.pdf
Forestry.pdf

 

 

STATEMENT BY MINISTER BARBARA CREECY AND DEPUTY MINISTER
MAKHOTSO SOTYU ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Dear EAPs

The President approved the request of the Director-General (DG), Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, to advance her career outside of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, two months ago.

Her last day in the department will be 31 May 2020.

Read the whole statement here

 

 

EAPASA SUBMISSION TO COGTA ON LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS

Dear EAPs

Please find below EAPASA’s submission to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) on 27 April 2020, in response to the ‘Draft Framework for Consultation on COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy’. This submission was shared with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment. EAPASA will continue to liaise with the authorities to ensure that the Environmental Assessment industry - in private consultancies and the public sector - can function alongside measures to contain the Corona virus, in order to:

  • protect personal health;
  • ensure the financial viability of consultancies, and
  • ensure the continued issuing of authorisations, permits and licences by government towards the attainment of sustainable development.
Download EAPASA Submission COGTA
Download Lockdown Level 4 Regulations
Download Return to Work Protocols
 

GENERAL NOTICE

Dear EAPs

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, has issued a General Notice in terms of Regulation 10(8) of the Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

Please find the attachment below with more details.

Download Gazette
 

   SAQA INVITES COMMENT ON EAPASA'S APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL BODY STATUS, NO LATER THAN 2 JUNE 2019

The qualification standard for Environmental Assessment Practice was re-registered by the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on 25 October 2018, for a further five years. This re-registration made it possible for EAPASA to submit its application to SAQA, in December 2018, for recognition as a professional body. SAQA conducted a site visit to the EAPASA offices in Centurion in February 2019, and have concluded in their evaluation report that EAPASA meets all the criteria for recognising a professional body.

SAQA now invites comment from interested parties on EAPASA's application, no later than 30 days after publication of the Government Gazette (Regulation 629, Gazette Number 42431 of 3 May 2019). Professional body status will allow EAPASA to confer the professional designation of Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) on members registered under the requirements of the Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations of the NEMA.

EAPASA would be grateful for letters of support for its application for professional body status, to be sent to 'The Director: Registration and Recognition, SAQA', emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please find attached a copy of the Gazette and SAQA's evaluation report on EAPASA's application.

SAQA Evaluation Report on EAPASA - 2 May 2019.pdf

SAQA GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NO 42431 ON EAPASA - 3 MAY 2019.pdf

 

   Honourable Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa: 23 March 1957 – 22 September 2018

EAPASA celebrates the legacy of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, the Honourable Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa: 23 March 1957 – 22 September 2018

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The Difference Between EAPASA and EAPSA

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PRACTITIONERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa is an organisation formed in 2011 with the intention of becoming the Registration Authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) in South Africa. EAPASA was appointed by the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 8 February 2018 as the Registration Authority for EAPs in South Africa. By 8 February 2020 it will be compulsory, a legal requirement, to be registered in order to undertake and review Environmental Impact Assessments.
 
 
 

 

The Minister of Environamental Affairs appoints EAPASA as the single registration authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in South Africa