WHAT IS SAAELIP?
SAAELIP (South African Atmospheric Emission Licencing and Inventory Portal) is an online portal for the management of Atmospheric Emission Licenses (AEL) as well as the estimation and reporting of atmospheric emission inventories terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004). The development of the SAAELIP accommodates both the System for National Atmospheric Emission Licencing (SNAEL) and the National Atmospheric Emission Inventory System (NAEIS).
WHAT IS SNAEL?
SNAEL provides licensing authorities with the ability to achieve the following:
- Process and issue (provisional) AEL applications online;
- Monitor the status of online licence applications;
- Process licence fees and record payments for each application; and,
- Manage online compliance reporting for licence holders. SNAEL allows license holders to electronically submit and track AEL applications, submit emission compliance reports and access historical reports.
WHAT IS NAEIS?
The NAEIS is an online national reporting platform that will hold both air pollutants and greenhouse emission inventories of the republic. The system offers new innovative ways to report emissions as is required by the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act of 2004. The NAEIS overarching objective is to provide all stakeholders with relevant, up-to-date and accurate information on South Africa’s emissions profile for informed decision making.
WHO NEEDS TO SUBMIT A NAEIS REPORT?
|GROUP||EMISSION SOURCE||DATA PROVIDER||NAEIS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS||RELEVANT AUTHORITY|
|A||Listed activities in terms of Section 21 (1) of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act (NEM: AQA)||Activities that require an AEL or any person that undertakes a listed activity in terms of Section 21 (1) NEM: AQA||Emission reports must be made in the format required for NAEIS and should be in accordance with the AEL or provisional AEL||Licensing authority|
|B||Controlled Emitters in terms of Section 23(1) NEM: AQA||Any person that undertakes a listed activity in terms of Section 21(1) NEM: AQA and activities declared as controlled emitters i.e., temporary asphalt plants, small-scale charcoal plants and small boilers, as outlined in Section 23 of NEM: AQA||Any information that is required to be reported in terms of the notice published in the Gazette in terms of Section 23 NEM: AQA||Relevant air quality officer as contemplated under notice made in terms of Section 23 NEM: AQA|
|C||Mines||Any person, that holds a mining right or permit in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act No. 28 of 2002)||Emission report must be made in the format required for NAEIS||Relevant air quality official|
|D||Facilities identified in accordance with the applicable municipal by-law||Any person that operates facilities which generate criteria pollutants and has been identified in accordance with the applicable municipal by-law||Emission report must be made in the format required for NAEIS||Relevant air quality official|
NAEIS reports must be submitted by 31st March on an annual basis. Failure to submit NAEIS applications by this deadline, will be regarded as an offence and penalties will be issued. Where 31 March 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 public holiday.
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