Author(s): I. M. Schoeman
The publication of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
(Act 107 of 1998) in South Africa introduced a new approach to and the role of
environmental and transportation planning in development.
NEMA provides the
framework for co-operative environmental governance and promotes the
application of environmental assessment and management tools to ensure
integrated environmental management of activities.
The intention of NEMA was
formalized through the publication of the EIA Regulations (2006).
On 3 August, 2010 the revised NEMA EIA Regulations were promulgated
that included changes in the process, procedure and listing of activities.
proclamation of the EIA Regulations the need to determine the impact of traffic
(TIS or TIA) within a development site (activity in terms of environmental
authorization) became an optional addition as a specialist report.
includes the methodology and lessons learnt in the process (case study) of traffic
impact study (or assessment) (TIS/TIA) formulation.
This intricate interface
between the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and TIS/TIA processes and
formulation are being investigated based on content, application and
The paper is concluded with recommendations as
how to mitigate the impact of traffic within a development site in context to the
EIA process for activity authorization.
traffic impact assessment, transportation planning, environmental
assessment, sustainable development, environmental mitigation measures....
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/UT130421
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