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

NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSION OF THE FINAL AMENDMENT REPORT

FOR THE PART II AMENDMENT OF THE JUNO WIND ENERGY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

DFFE REFERENCE: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1074 and 14/12/16/3/3/2/1074/AM1

AMDA Juliett (Pty) Ltd (‘AMDA – the Applicant’) received Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed development of the Juno Wind Energy Facility (WEF) on 30 April 2019 (DFFE Reference: 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 have conducted 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) (DFFE Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1074/AM1).

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.

The Draft Amendment Report (Arcus, June 2021) was subjected to the required 30 day public comment and review from Friday, 11 June 2021 until Monday, 12 July 2021 (both days inclusive). The Public Participation Process took into consideration Chapter 2 and Chapter 6 (41, 42, 43, and 44) of GN R. 326 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), promulgated under Section 24 (5) of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998 – NEMA), as amended. Comments received from the public and organ of states have been incorporated, addressed and responded to in the Final Amendment Report.

Following the 30 day public comment and review period, the Final Amendment Report has been submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (competent authority) for decision, and is available for the public to view via this Arcus website.

Please click on the links below to access the Final Amendment Report (FAR) for the amendment of the authorised Juno Wind Energy Facility, Western Cape Province.

VOLUME I FINAL AMENDMENT REPORT

01 Volume I Final Amendment Report

02 Volume I Appendix A EAP DoI and CV

03 Volume I Appendix B Environmental Management Programme

04 Volume I Appendix C Public Participation Report:

04_01_Volume I Appendix C Public Participation Report

04_02_Appendix C 1 Approved PP Plan

04_03_Appendix C 2 Site and Poster Notice Proof

04_04_Appendix C 3 Newspaper Advertisement Proof

04_05_Appendix C 4 Initial Notification

04_06 Appendix C 5 POD Initial Notification

04_07 Appendix C 6 DAR Notification

04_08 Appendix C 7 POD DAR Notification

04_09 Appendix C 8 I&AP Database for Public

04_10 Appendix C 9i Initial Notification C&R

04_11 Appendix C 9ii Draft Notification C&R

05 Volume I 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

09 Part 1 Heritage, Archaeology and Palaeontolgy Amendment Report

09 Part 2 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 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

Notification of the EA decision will be distributed to all I&APs upon receipt. With reference to the proposed development, please send any queries 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