The National Pollution Prevention Plans (PPPs) Regulations came into effect on 21 July 2017 as a subsidiary to the Air Quality Act. The regulations should be read in conjunction with the Declaration of Greenhouse Gases as Priority Air Pollutants, which determines South Africa’s priority air pollutants to be as follows: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). As per the regulations, if a company/person performing any of the production processes as listed in Annexure A emits an excess of 0.1 megatonnes annually of the priority air pollutants, they are required to submit a PPP for approval by the government. The regulations go on to describe the technical requirements for the PPPs and their submission.
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