Development planning and EIA Authorisation Advice
IMBEWU has advised a number of large industrial, developmental, governmental and mining organisations on EIA related legal issues.
IMBEWU has been involved in the EIAs for large projects such as the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link EIA and other linear projects for transmission lines, pipelines and other transportation projects, such as the Bus Rapid Transit System implemented by the Johannesburg Development Agency. IMBEWU provides comprehensive and practically focussed advice to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) as well as to development applicants and interested and affected parties.
We provide process related and strategic level advice on EIA processes and on applicable "listed activities" that trigger the EIA requirement. We conduct environmental legal reviews of various EIA documents in order to identify and highlight key concerns regarding the draft EIA documents arising from the requirements of the NEMA EIA requirements and the NEMA EIA Regulations or generally from an environmental legal process perspective.
On many EIAs we produce a review of the environmental legal requirements applicable to the proposed activity itself and/or the other environmental authorisations that will be required for the project.