65. Compliance powers of Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry

  1. Despite the powers conferred on the Minister or MEC by or under this Act, the Minister ofWater Affairs and Forestry may exercise any powers conferred on him or her by section 19, 53 and 155 or the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998), in respect of a person who contravenes or fails to comply with any condition of a waste management licence, a remediation order or measures specified in terms of section 38(3) that may lead to an impact on a water resource.
  2. The Minister ofWater Affairs and Forestry must exercise the powers contemplated in subsection (1) after consultation with the Minister or MEC.