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Notice of the procedure to be followed in applying for EA for public comments

Minister of Environmental Affairs has given notice of the procedure to be followed in applying for environmental authorisation, in terms of section 24(5) of the National Environmental Management Act. 1998 and Regulation 15 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic development activities identified in terms of section 24(2)(a) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 which require environmental authorisation for activity 1 of Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Listing Notice 2 of 2014 and any other listed and specified activities necessary for the realisation of such facilities, or activity 9 of Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations listing Notice 2 of 2014 and any other listed and specified activities necessary for the realisation of such facilities, where the entire activity is occurring in an area of strategic importance identified in terms of section 24(3) of the National Environmental Management Act. 1998, namely in a Renewable Energy Development Zone (REDZ) or associated strategic transmission corridor, set out In the Schedule hereto.

Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days after the publication of this Notice in Gazette, written comments or inputs to the following addresses:

By post to:

The Director-General

Department of Environmental Affairs

Attention:  Mr Franz Scheepers

Private Bag X447

PRETORIA

0001

By hand at:

Reception, Environment House, 473 Steve Bike Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

By e-mail: FScheepers@environment.gov.za

We recently became aware that the SEAs were not available on all the links as per the gazetted notice. Therefore the commenting period is extended by 7 calendar days. In this regard comments may be submitted before end of day 22 May 2017 to Mr. Franz Scheepers at e-mail FScheepers@environment.gov.za (Tel: 012 399 9285/9283) or

Ms. Tinyiko Mboweni at e-mail TMboweni@environment.gov.za (Tel: 012 399 9287).

Any inquiries in connection with the Notice can be directed to Ms Amanda Britz al (012) 399 9283 or 9285. Comments received after the closing date will not be considered.

Original gazette

 

Supporting documents

Kindly click on the links below to access supporting documents.

  1. Strategic Environmental Assessment for Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Energy in SA, 2015
  2. Strategic Environmental Assessment for Electricity Grid Infrastructure in SA, 2016