NOTIFICATION OF A NEW BASIC ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Mulilo De Aar 2 South (Pty) Ltd (‘Mulilo’) is applying for environmental authorisation of one proposed transmission line and a switching station (the proposed development), located approximately 15 to 26 km east of the town of De Aar, Northern Cape Province. The proposed development site forms part of the Electricity Grid Infrastructure Central Strategic Transmission Corridor as per Government Notice 113, National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998). The proposed development aims to connect the authorised De Aar 2 South Wind Energy Facility (‘DA2S WEF’) (Ref: 12/12/20/2463/1/AM7) to the existing Eskom Hydra Substation.
Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Ltd) Pty (‘Arcus’) has been appointed to act as project manager and to undertake the environmental impact assessment process for Environmental Authorisation according to the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998 – NEMA) as amended, for the Proposed Development.
The draft BA Report (Arcus, September 2020) was subjected to a 30 day comment period from the 19 October 2020 to the 17 November 2020 (both days inclusive). During the public comment period the application process was suspended. The draft BA Report (Arcus, April 2021) has since been updated slightly and is therefore being subjected to another 30 day comment period.
Below are the links to the Draft Basic Assessment Report which is available for public review and comment from the 22 April to the 24 May 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 following locations:
- The Site Office in De Aar; and
- Website: www.arcusconsulting.co.za.
Volume I Draft Basic Assessment Report:
Volume II Specialist Impact Assessment Reports:
When accessing the Draft Basic Assessment Report at the Site Office in De Aar please note the below protocols:
|Protocol for accessing the BAR at the Site Office in De Aar|
|Opening Hours||09h00 – 16h00 (by appointment only)|
|Address||19 Van der Merwe Street, DE AAR, 7000|
|Contact Person||Beverley Horak|
|Contact Number||083 793 9254|
|COVID-19 Safety Measures||Please sanitize before and after use of the BAR
No Mask = No Entry
With reference to the proposed development, please send your comments on the Draft Basic Assessment Report in writing before the 24 May 2021 to the below address:
Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Reference: 3457 De Aar 2 South Transmission Line and Switching Station
Contact Person: Aneesah Alwie
Post: Office 607 Cube Workspace, Icon Building, Cnr Long Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone : +27 21 412 1529