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National Environment Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

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39 of 2004

The National Environment Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 intends:

  • to reform the law regulating air quality in order to protect the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development while promoting justifiable economic and social development;
  • to provide for national norms and standards regulating air quality monitoring, management and control by all spheres of government; 
  • for specific air quality measures; and
  • for matters incidental thereto.

Amends

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Commencement

  • 11 September 2005, excluding Sections 21, 22, 36 to 49, 51(1)(e) and (f), 51(3), 60 and 61 (Gazette 28016 of 9 September 2005)
  • 1 April 2010, Sections 21, 22, 36 to 49, 51(1)(e) and (f), 51(3), 60 and 61 (Gazette 33041 of 26 March 2010)

Amendments