SCOPING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS
GENERAL WASTE DISPOSAL SITE AT THE ESKOM MAJUBA POWER STATION NEAR AMERSFOORT, MPUMALANGA PROVINCE
Applicant: Eskom Majuba Power Station
Proposed Activity: The development of a new general waste disposal site adjacent to the existing, closed landfill site at the Eskom Majuba Power Station. Associated infrastructure will include the following:
- Fencing with appropriate signage
- An adequate access road
- An access control gate
- A guard house with an ablution facility
- Covered parking facilities
- A designated area for parking and servicing of plant and machinery
- Sorting and storage facilities for recyclables
- A conservancy tank connected to the ablution facility
- Adequate water and electricity connection from the existing rising mains
- Stormwater drainage network and evaporation pond for the stormwater entering the site through the waste body
- A leachate management system.
Two (2) alternative sites are being considered for establishment of the general waste disposal site, namely Alternative A, and Alternative B. Both sites are contained within Eskom-owned land.
Location: Approximately 13km southwest of Amersfoort and 40km north-northwest of Volksrust in the Dr Pixley Ka Seme Local Municipality, which forms part of the Gert Sibande District Municipality, in the Mpumalanga Province. Alternative A is proposed on Portion 6 of the Farm Witkoppies 81HS and Alternative B is proposed on Portions 1 and 2 of the Farm Witkoppies 81HS
Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment Process: An Integrated Application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and a Waste Management Licence (WML) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (No. 59 of 2009) has been submitted for the project. A full Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process is required in support of this application process. Savannah Environmental has been appointed as the Independent Environmental Consultant to undertake the required S&EIA and public participation process for the project.
EIA Report Available for Review and Comment: The 30-day review and comment period of the EIA Report is from Friday, 01 July 2022 until Monday, 01 August 2022. The final date to submit comments is Monday, 01 August 2022.
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to the contact person below.
Nondumiso Bulunga of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Mobile: 060 978 8396 (including please call me)
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
Documents for public review are available for download.
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