Final Scoping Report available: Application for Environmental Authorisation for the proposed Dispatch Rider underground mine at the Middelburg Mine Services North section for Seriti Power (Pty) Ltd in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, Mpumalanga
Seriti Power (Pty) Ltd (Seriti) has appointed Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd Engineering and Environmental Consultants (J&W) as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the required Scoping and Environmental Impact Reporting (S&EIR) process for the proposed Dispatch Rider underground mine at the Middelburg Mine Services North Section in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, Mpumalanga.
The proposed Dispatch Rider project is located within the existing Middelburg Mine Services (MMS) mining right boundary, except a portion of the area to be mined to the east, which forms part of the Dispatch Rider prospecting right area. The project is located between the towns of eMalahleni, Middelburg and Kriel, within the jurisdictional area of the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (STLM) and the Nkangala District Municipality (NDM) of the Mpumalanga Province. The mine is situated approximately 18 km south of the town of Middelburg.
The following activities will be applied for under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act 107 of 1998):
|EIA Regulations: Government Notice No. 327 of 7 April 2017, Listing Notice 1||Activity 10 and 14|
|EIA Regulations: Government Notice No. 325 of 7 April 2017, Listing Notice 2||Activity 6 and 17|
|EIA Regulations: Government Notice No. 324 of 7 April 2017, Listing Notice 3||Activity: 10|
Seriti will, in future, apply for the required Water Use Licence associated with the proposed development as well as the Section 102 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) (Act 28 of 2002) to amend the mining right to include the Dispatch Rider prospecting area.
FINAL SCOPING REPORT (FSR) IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The Consultation Scoping Report was available for public review from 28 March to 4 May 2022. The report has been finalised with comments and contributions received from stakeholders and was submitted to the competent authority, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on 26 May 2022.
Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are invited to download a copy of the Final Scoping Report and to participate by providing comments and raising any issues of concern that they may have. Comments can be sent to: Anelle Lötter / Tolmay Hopkins; Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd; P O Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128; Tel: (011) 519-0200; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.