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NACA comment on draft SAWS amendment bill PDF Print E-mail

NACA would like to submit a comment on the draft South African Weather Service amendment bill, and in particular the statement that 'No person may issue a severe weather or air pollution-related warning without the necessary written permission from the Weather Service'. Please send all comments to Kristy Ross at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday 23 January 2012.

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DRAFT NATIONAL DUST CONTROL REGULATIONS PDF Print E-mail

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published draft regulation on Dust Management in terms of section 32 of the National Environmental Management – Air Quality Act (Act 39/2004) for public comment.

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Air Dispersion Model PDF Print E-mail

Simply put, dispersion models are computer programs the use meteorological information and emission data to estimate the ambient concentrations of pollutants at ground level resulting from the emission.

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National Framework for Air Quality Info Systems PDF Print E-mail

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Ambient Standards PDF Print E-mail

Ambient air quality  management is now "effects based" and is therefore  primarily based on the air quality in the recieving environment  and not simply on managing individual sources. In south africa the following are criteria pollutants:

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Air Emission Standards PDF Print E-mail

Emission standards are based on measuring the source of the air pollution, eg. A stack from a foundry, etc. The Act has set up a guideline for emission standards and these are now being regulated in industry.

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The Air Quality Act (AQA) PDF Print E-mail

National Environment Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

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Air Quality and Regulation PDF Print E-mail

An article by Yvanne Scorgie

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