Department of Transport
The transport department has republished its Third Edition Environmental Implementation Plan.
In Government Gazette 42203, the department points out that the original document, published in November 2018, had pages and information missing.
The plan was compiled in terms of Section 11 of the National Environmental Management Act.
It applies from 2015 until 2020.
Section 11 stipulates that all national departments with functions that can affect or involve the management of the environment must draw up environmental implementation plans.
The plan contains detail on critical plans of relevance such as the National Development Plan, department strategic plan, Integrated Energy Plan, Biofuels Industrial Strategy and National Climate Change Response Strategy.
An overview of the department and public entities is also provided.
According to the plan, a transport-specific committee is being set up in the department to address a myriad of environmental challenges in a proactive way.