MINISTER OF WATER AFFAIRS AND FORESTRY DATE: 16 January 2002 SCHEDULE ANNEXURE A - APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF GENERAL COMMUNAL (G: C: B+ and G: C: B ) AND GENERAL SMALL (G: S: B) WASTE DISPOSAL SITE UNDER SECTION 20 (5)(b) OF THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT, 1989 (ACT No 73 OF 1989), AND EXEMPTION FROM OBTAINING A PERMIT FOR THE SITE UNDER SECTION 20 (1) OF THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT, 1989 (ACT No 73 OF 1989) ANNEXURE B - LIST OF HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS WHICH MAY NOT BE DISPOSED OF ON A GENERAL COMMUNAL AND GENERAL SMALL WASTE DISPOSAL SITES ANNEXURE C - WATER QUALITY VARIABLES REQUIRED FOR BACKGROUND MONITORING PARAGRAPH 8 (2) ANNEXURE D - WATER QUALITY VARIABLES REQUIRED FOR DETECTION MONITORING: PARAGRAPH 8(3) ANNEXURE E - INFORMATION WHICH SHALL BE SUBMITTED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS In these directions, unless the context otherwise indicates, a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in terms of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act 73 of 1989), (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) shall have the same meaning, and “aquifer” means a water-bearing strata of fractured or permeable rock, sand or gravel; “climatic water balance calculation” is the climatic water balance obtained by using the formula B = R - E, where B is the climatic water balance in millimetres of water, R is the rainfall in millimetres of water and E is the evaporation from a soil surface in millimetres of water, as fully explained in the Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill (Second Edition 1998), published by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and as amended from time to time.
(The calculation is used only to indicate the climatic conditions under which leachate management is needed, on account of the generation of significant leachate.) “Department” means the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry; “effective fence” is a fence constructed and erected in order to: (a) prevent any unauthorised or illegal access and dumping at the site; (b) prevent removal of waste from the site; (c) prevent access of milk or meat production animals to the site; and (d) curtail the spreading of wind-blown paper and plastic material; “general communal waste disposal site (G: C: B “general waste” means waste that does not pose an immediate threat to human life or the environment, and includes such waste as household waste, builders' rubble, garden waste, dry industrial and commercial waste.
PDF format RTF format (1 February 2002 - to date) ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT 73 OF 1989 (Gazette No. Commencement date: 1 February 2002 By virtue of the powers vested in me by section 20(5)(b) of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act 73 of 1989) I, Ronald Kasrils, issue the directions with regard to the control and management of general communal and general small waste disposal sites as set out in the Schedule hereunder.
Commencement date: 9 June 1989) DIRECTIONS IN TERMS OF SECTION 20(5)(b) OF THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT, 1989 (ACT 73 OF 1989) WITH REGARD TO THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF GENERAL COMMUNAL AND GENERAL SMALL WASTE DISPOSAL SITES Published under Government Notice 91 in Government Gazette 23053, dated 1 February 2002.
This may be above ground or below ground, or both; “leachate” means an aqueous solution with a high pollution potential, which mainly results when water is permitted to percolate through decomposing waste.
These wastes can create odour, fly or other nuisances; “landfill” when used as a verb (v) means to dispose of waste on land, whether by use of waste to fill in excavations or by creation of a landform above ground, where the term “fill” is used in the engineering sense; “landfill” when used as a noun (n) means the waste body created by landfilling.
) and which are classified according to the Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill (Second Edition 1998), published by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and as amended from time to time, but excludes waste types listed in Annexure B.
(2) The registered person must take all measures to ensure that (a) no medical waste is disposed of on the Site; and (b) no scheduled pharmaceutical products registered in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 (Act No.
(2) The Site or any portion of a Site may only be used by the registered person for the disposal of permissible waste if the Site or any such portion has been constructed or developed according to the conditions set out in subparagraph (4) of this section.
(1) A person or body who wishes to establish and/or develop, operate, close and rehabilitate a general communal or a general small waste disposal site (hereafter referred to as “the Site”) with a negative water balance must register the Site in the format as set out in Annexure A.
(2) Registration in terms of subparagraph (1) authorises the establishment, development and operation of these Sites in terms of these directions and any other written condition that the Regional Director may deem necessary.