National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Act 36 of 2014

36 of 2014

The National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Act 36 of 2014 aims:

  • to amend the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008, so as:
    • to amend certain definitions;
    • to clarify coastal public property and the ownership of structures erected on and in coastal public property;
    • to remove the power to exclude areas from coastal public property;
    • to clarify and expand the provisions on reclamation;
    • to clarify definitions and terminology;
    • to simplify the administration of coastal access fee approvals;
    • to simplify and amend powers relating to coastal authorisations;
    • to replace coastal leases and concessions with coastal use permits;
    • to extend the powers of MECs to issue coastal protection notices and coastal access notices;
    • to limit the renewal of dumping permits;
    • to simplify the composition and functions of the National Coastal Committee;
    • to clarify the powers of delegation by MECs;
    • to revise offences and increase penalties;
    • to improve coastal authorisation processes;
    • to provide for exemptions;
    • to provide for transitional matters;
    • to effect certain textual alterations; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

30 April 2015