These Regulations are made under section 69(1)(b), (e) and (ee), and 73 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008. Herewith members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days of publication of the notice, written representations on, or objections to, these proposed regulations. In the proposed policy document, the definitions of the following terms, among others, have been added: collection points where waste tyres may be collected, load index, pre-processing, retreadable casing, registering with the Bureau, approved waste tyre management plan and waste tyre transporter.
Supplementary prohibitions are included, pertaining to the recovery of any financial contribution in terms of a waste tyre management plan and the exportation of waste tyres. Waste Management Bureau registration requirements are also imposed on parties, including, but not limited to, waste tyre stockpile owners, individuals in control of a collection point where waste tyres may be collected, micro-collectors of waste tyres, depot owner and operators. The responsibility to consider recycling waste tyres before considering use for energy recovery is proposed to be extended to any person operating a waste tyre management plan, and the Waste Management Bureau.
In the event that the approved waste tyre management plan expires, is withdrawn or is terminated for any reason whatsoever in terms of section 28 or 29 of the Act for the same waste stream, the Waste Management Bureau will assume the responsibility to supervise management of waste tyres for an interim period until a new industry management plan is approved in terms of section 28 or 29 of the Act. These Regulations prohibit any person to manage waste tyres in a manner which does not complement its environmental considerations; contravention of these provisions may result in imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 years.