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Part II Amendment of the Juno Wind Energy Facility Environmental Authorisation, Western Cape Province

NOTIFICATION OF A PART II AMENDMENT PROCESS

OF THE JUNO WIND ENERGY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

DFFE Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1074

AMDA Juliett (Pty) Ltd (‘AMDA’) received Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed development of the Juno Wind Energy Facility (WEF) on 30 April 2019 (DFFE Ref.: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1074). The development site is located near the town Strandfontein, within the Matzikama Local Municipality and greater West Coast District Municipality, Western Cape Province. Following receipt of the EA, AMDA intend to conduct a Part II amendment application process of the authorised Juno WEF due to substantive change in project scope. The changes include amendments to the turbine specifications and generation capacity, and to include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa Pty (Ltd) (‘Arcus’) has been appointed by the Applicant as the Project Manager responsible for the management of the application process. Ashlin Bodasing has been appointed as the independent environmental impact assessment practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Environmental Authorisation amendment application process.

Authorised NEMA Listed Activities: LN1 GN R327 11 (i); 14; 24 (ii); & 56 (ii). LN2 GN R325 1 & 15. LN3 GN R324 4; 10 & 18. No new activities will be applied for.

A Part II EA Amendment Application and Draft Amendment Report was submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), on Thursday, 10 June 2021, under the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended, and the requirements of the relevant Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations.

The Draft Amendment Report is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days from Friday, 11 June 2021 until Monday, 12 July 2021 (both days inclusive), taking into consideration Chapter 2 Regulation 3 (1); (2) and (3) of the NEMA, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), at the Strandfontein (West Coast) Municipality and Vredendal Library, in Hard Copy and CD; and on the Arcus website: https://arcusconsulting.co.za/projects/, in online / electronic copy.

Please click on the links below to access the Draft Amendment Report (DAR) for the amendment of the Juno Wind Energy Facility.

Volume I Draft Amendment Report:

01 Volume I Draft Amendment Report_20210609

02 Volume I Appendix A EAP DoI and CV_20210609

03 Volume I Appendix B Environmental Management Programme_20210609

04 Volume I Appendix C Public Participation Report_20210609

Appendix D Specialist Amendment Reports:

00 Appendix D Cover and Content Page

01 Screening Tool Report

02 Soil and Agricultural Potential Amendment Letter

03 Freshwater and Wetlands (Aquatic) Amendment Letter

04 Terrestrial Flora and Fauna Amendment Letter

05 Avifauna Amendment Letter

06 Bats Amendment Letter

07 Visual and Landscape Amendment Letter

08 Noise Amendment Letter

09 Part 1 of the Heritage, Archaeology and Palaeontolgy Amendment Report

09 Part 2 of the Heritage, Archaeology and Palaeontolgy Amendment Report

10 Socio-Economic Amendment Letter

11 Traffic Amendment Letter

12_Civil Aviation and Defense EAP Compliance Letter

13_RFI EAP Compliance Letter

14_Flicker EAP Compliance Letter

Volume II Original Specialist Impact Assessment Reports:

00 Volume II Cover and Contents Page

01 Volume II Soil Scoping Report_2018

02 Volume II Aquatic Impact Assessment Report_2018

03 Volume II Terrestrial Ecology Impact Assessment Report_2018

04 Volume II Avifauna Impact Assessment Report_2018

05 Volume II Bat Impact Assessment Report_2018

06 Volume II Noise Impact Assessment Report_2018

07 Volume II Heritage and Archaeology Impact Assessment Report_2018

08 Volume II Palaeontology Impact Assessment Report_2018

09 Volume II Visual and Landscape Impact Assessment Report_2018

10 Volume II Social Impact Assessment Report_2018

11 Volume II Traffic Impact Assessment Report_2018

PLEASE NOTE THE PROTOCOLS FOR ACCESSING THE DAR AT THE PUBLIC LOCATIONS:

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 08h00 – 13h00 and 14h15 – 17h00; and Friday: 08h00 – 13h00 and 13h30 – 15h30

Strandfontein Municipality Address: Suid Street, Louis Rood, Strandfontein, 8149. GPS Co-ordinates: S31°45.314’; E018°13.875’

Vredendal Library Address: 37 Kerk Road, Vredendal, 8160.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: No Mask = No Entry and Please sanitize before and after use of the DAR

Note: CD copies of the DAR is available for collection at the public locations and the DAR will be sent to I&APs via We Transfer (electronic link) upon request.

With reference to the proposed amendment, please send your comments on the Draft Amendment Report using the below platforms in writing / via SMS / or telephone on or before the 12 July 2021 to the below address:

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Arcus Reference: 4088 Juno 1 WEF and BESS

Contact Person: Aneesah Alwie

Email: juno@arcusconsulting.co.za

Post: Office 607 Cube Workspace, Icon Building, Cnr Long Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: +27 21 412 1529 / +27 72 595 0104