Environmental Authorisation: Era Stene - extension of an existing clay quarry near Delmas, Mpumalanga Province

Environmental Authorisation granted for an amendment to a Mining Right for the extension of an existing clay quarry near Delmas, Mpumalanga Province

(MP) 30/5/1/2/3/2/1 (135) EM

Project:       Proposed extension of an existing clay quarry near Delmas, Mpumalanga Province                              

Client:         Era Stene (Pty) Ltd                            

Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd Engineering and Environmental Consultants (J&W) would like to inform you that Era Stene (Pty) Ltd has been granted an Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed amendment to their existing Mining Right (MP30/5/1/2/3/2/1 135 MR) for the extension of an existing clay quarry near Delmas, Mpumalanga Province.

The EA was granted by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on 15 March 2018, in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014, as amended.

As required by Section 4(2) of the NEMA EIA Regulations 2014, as amended, all registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) must be notified of the decision within 14 days of the date of the decision on the authorisation. As per the EA, we would like to draw your attention to Chapter 2 of Government Notice Regulation 993 (National Appeal Regulations, 2014, as amended) which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed.

Should any party wish to appeal any aspect of the decision, an appeal must be submitted to the Minister of Environmental Affairs, with a copy to the DMR (Mpumalanga Regional Office), within 20 days from the date of this notification (by 12 April 2018).

The appeal submission must be submitted in writing in the form obtainable from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and be accompanied by:

  • A statement setting out the grounds of appeal;
  • Supporting documentation which is referred to in the appeal submission; and
  • A statement, including supporting documentation, by the appellant to confirm compliance with regulation 4(1) of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014, as amended.

 

Appeals must be submitted in writing to:

Appeal to the DEA

Attention:              Directorate Appeals and Legal Review

Email:                    appealsdirectorate@environment.gov.za

By post:                 Private Bag X 447, Pretoria, 0001

By hand:                Environment House, Corner Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

 

Copy of the lodged appeal to the DMR

Attention:              Regional Manager: Mpumalanga Region

By facsimile:          (013) 656 1474

Email:                    Lydia.Maphopha@dmr.gov.za

By post:                 Private Bag X 7279, Witbank, 1035

By hand:                Saveways Centre, Nelson Mandela Drive, Emalahleni, 1035

 

Please note that the reasons and decisions for granting the authorisation are included in the attached EA.


Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd

Gina Martin / Jacqui Hex

P.O. Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128

Tel: 011 519 0200, Fax: 011 519 0201

Email: gina@jaws.co.za / jacqui@jaws.co.za

 

Attachments:

  • Environmental Authorisation - Era Stene (15 March 2018)
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