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Government Notice: National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004)

 Notice regarding manual registration of data providers, reporting of atmospheric emissions, and the management of atmospheric emission licences, through a manual process while transition arrangements are underway to establish new systems, for the calendar years 2024 to 2026.

I, Barbara Dallas Creecy, Mister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, hereby inform the general public of the need for manual registration of data providers, the manual reporting of atmospheric emissions and the manual management of Atmospheric Emission Licences, for calendar years 2024 to 2026, while arrangements are underway to establish new online systems.

The reason for the temporary manual processes is that the South African Atmospheric Emission Inventory and Licence Portal is currently unavailable and will not be accessible during the calendar years 2024 to 2026.

Persons classified as data providers are required to register, report and verity information in terms of regulations 5(1), 6, 8(1) and 10 of the National
Atmospheric Emission Reporting Regulations 2015, must now temporarily do so in the manner specified by the relevant licensing authority, whose contacts are accessible on the South African Air Quality Information System (SAAQIS) website: . The data providers must submit the required information by email to the relevant authorities and to from 01 January to 30 June of each calendar year.

Where 30 June falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, that period must be extended to the end of the following day which is not Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday.

For AEL management, a standard template has been made available on the SAAQUIS website. Atmospheric emission licences and any amendments thereto, must also be applied for the relevant licensing authority.

Any enquiries in connection with this Notice can be directed to Dr Patience Gwaze, Chief Director: Air Quality Management on Cell: 079 216 0792, Tel: 012 399 9192, Email: .