The Director-General of the Department of Water Affairs published the draft General Authorisation for the Taking of Water from a Water Resource and the Storage of Water (i.e. in terms of section 21(a) and (b) of the National Water Act 36 of 1998 respectively) as set out in the schedule to the notice for public comment.
Any person who wishes to submit written representations or comments in connection with the draft General Authorisation is invited to do so within 60 days of publication of the notice (i.e. on or before 3 June 2012).
The draft General Authorisation, which is intended to enter into force on 1 July 2012, will substitute the existing General Authorisation for the Taking of Water from a Water Resource and the Storage of Water published in terms of GNR 399 of 26 March 2004, the duration of which will expire on the 30th of June 2012.
Notice No: 288 GG: 35223 Date: 04/04/2012
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