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CHIEF DIRECTORATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PROTECTION. National Council of Provinces, Cape Town 15 April 2003 Joseph Matjila. Function of the Chief Directorate. “ To protect the environment from negative impacts by preventing and or limiting pollution and environmental degradation ”.

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CHIEF DIRECTORATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PROTECTION

National Council of Provinces, Cape Town

15 April 2003

Joseph Matjila


Function of the Chief Directorate

“ To protect the environment from negative impacts by preventing and or limiting pollution and environmental degradation ”

Pollution and Waste Management

  • Pollution/Waste Identification & Prioritization

  • Strategy Development and Implementation

    -Guidelines

    -Policies

    -Legislation

  • Enforcement


Achievements for 2002

  • Climate Change - SA acceded to the Kyoto Protocol

    - USAID climate change support to SA

  • Hazardous Waste- Health Care Waste Management Guidelines

    - Thor Chemicals

    - Asbestos

  • General Waste - Plastic bag regulations

    - MoA on plastic bag

    - Cleanest Town Competition

  • Air Quality - DBN South air pollution problem

    - Air Quality Bill

    - Versuvius


PRIORITIES FOR 2003

  • Climate Change - National Climate Change Strategy

    - CDM

    -Methyl Bromide Study

    - National Ozone Layer Protection Strategy

  • Waste Management- Waste Information System - Waste Management Bill

    - Plastic Bags MOA

    - Cleaner Production Strategy


PRIORITIES FOR 2003 continued….

  • Chemicals and Hazardous Waste

    - National Systems for the Management of Chemicals

    - Harmonization of classification and labelling of chemicals

    - Information System on Toxic Chemicals and Chemical Risks

    - Africa Stock Pile project

    - National Air Quality Bill

  • Air Quality

    - National Strategy for the Control of Vehicle Emission

    - Ambient Air Quality Standards

    - Identification of Priority Pollutants

    - Durban South Multi-Point Plan


Cross-Cutters

  • Information System

  • Enforcement

  • BEE

  • SMME development

  • Clean Technologies


Chief Directorate Structure and 2003/04 Budget

  • Climate Change and Ozone layer 7 062 000

  • Air Quality 3 695 000

  • Waste Management 5 574 000

  • Hazardous Waste and Chemicals 5 472 000

  • SAWS and SAWS its Regulator 79 880 000

  • Environmental Resource Economics 906 000

  • EQP 13 539 000

    TOTAL116 128 000


BUDGET ALLOCATIONS 2003/2003 FINANCIAL YEAR


THANK YOU


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