Delmas Coal - Final EIR/EMPR amendment and WMLA for Review

Client: Delmas Coal (Pty) Ltd

Delmas Coal - Final EIR/EMPR Amendment and WMLA For Review

EXTENSION OF THE UNDERGROUND COAL MINING AREA, AND REHABILITATING AND UPGRADING OF THE MINE RESIDUE FACILITY AND THE EXISTING POLLUTION CONTROL DAMS AT DELMAS COAL MINE 

MDEDET REFERENCE NUMBER: 17/2/3N-300

Delmas Coal (Pty) Ltd (Delmas Coal) proposes to extend its underground mining area in order to increase the Life of Mine by approximately 30 years. In addition, Delmas Coal intends to undertake the rehabilitating and upgrading of the Mine Residue facility and the two Pollution Control (PC) dams at the North Shaft section of Delmas Coal mine.

An environmental authorisation from the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (MDARDLEA) will be required for the proposed project. In addition, the existing EMPR will be amended in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act No. 28 of 2002) as amended and will be submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

Since legislation has changed since the start of the project, Delmas Coal Mine will also apply for a Waste Management Licence for the Mine Residue Facility, which requires a remediation design. 

Availability of the Final Reports for public review

In accordance with the EIA Regulations, the FEIR / EMPR Amendment and the Final WMLA will be submitted to the Competent Authorities – the MDARDLEA and the DMR. At the same time the documents will also be available for public review for a period of 21 days from 25 January to 15 February 2017. The final reports will be available for review at the following locations: 

Contact

Location

Contact Tel

Ms N Potgieter

Leandra public library

Tel: 017 683 3036

Ms L Gericke

Devon public library

Tel: 017 688 0028

Ms Lydia Mehlape

Delmas Public Library, Delmas

Tel: 013 665 1831

Reception

Delmas Coal (North Shaft)

Tel: 013 665 7000

Comments on the final reports

Please note that according to the National Environmental Management Act, Sub-regulation 56 (6), as an Interested and Affected Party you are required to submit your comments on the final reports to the case officer mentioned below. Please ensure that you include the EIA reference number (17/2/3N-300) in your correspondence. A copy of your comments should also be sent to the public participation office.

Comments on the final reports can be forwarded to:

Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (MDARDLEA)

Jones & Wagener (Public participation office)

Case officer: Ms Okwethu Fakude

Contact person: Ms Anelle Lötter / Sibongile Bambisa

Tel: 013 692 7934

Tel: 012 667 4860

Email: oqfakude@mpg.gov.za

Email: anelle@jaws.co.za / sibongile@jaws.co.za

DUE DATE FOR COMMENTS ON THESE REPORTS IS 15 FEBRUARY 2017

For more information please contact:

Anelle Lötter / Sibongile Bambisa

Email: anelle@jaws.co.za/sibongile@jaws.co.za

Tel: 012 667 4860, Fax: 012 667 6128

PO Box 1434, Rivonia 2128

Attachments:

  • Final EIR/EMPR Amendment;
  • Final Waste Management Licence Application (WMLA) 
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