Babanango Causeway - Environmental Authorisation

Phelamanga was appointed to assist with the Public Participation acitivities linked to the BA and WUL applications for the White Umfolozi River Causeway Crossing in the Babanango Valley in Norther Kwa-Zulu Natal on behalf of Emcakweni Community Trust (the Applicant) in the Babanango Valley in the Ulundi Local Municipality.

The Environmental Authorisation was granted and the appeal period closed on 24 January 2020. For reference the Notice etc. id provided below, should you require any further information please contact us.

Notice of Approval of the Environmental Authorization (EA) for the White Umfolozi River Causeway Crossing in the Babanango Valley in Northern KwaZulu-Natal (Reference: DC26/0009/2019 and KZN/EIA/0001215/2019)  was granted on 11 December 2019 and reasons for the approval by the Competent Authority (The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs) are provided:

DC26-0009-2019_EA.pdf

 

Hulamin and Isizinda MES Postponement Applications

Phelamanga has been appointed as the independent facilitator to assist Engage Engineering in collaboration with Climate Legal, COEX Environmental Planners and the IMA Trader team as they prepared the Hulamin (PTY) Ltd and Isizinda Aluminium (Pty) Ltd application for postponement of compliance timeframes of the Minimum Emissions Standards (MES) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (No. 39 of 2004). 
The applications are for the Hulamin sites at Edendale and Campsdrift and the Isizinda site in Richards Bay.

The application was advertised from 4 July 2019 in various local newspapers, documents are available online and hard copies are available at the following venues:

Hulamin, Moses Mabhida Rd, Pietermaritzburg

Isizinda 4 Harbour Arterial Rd, Richards Bay

The Comment period is from 4 July to 13 August 2019.

 

A public meeting for each site was held as follows:

Isizinda

Date: 16 July 2019

Time: 14.00

Venue: Isizinda, Boardroom, 4 Harbour Arterial Rd, Richards Bay

Hulamin

Date: 17 July 2019

Time: 16.30

Venue: Hulamin, Training Centre, Moses Mabhida Rd, Pietermaritzburg

The minutes of the meeting are available as follows:

Isizinda Minutes: 190716_Isizinda_MES_Minutes_V2.pdf

Hulamin Minutes: 190717_Hulamin_MES_Minutes_V2.pdf

The documents are available as follows:
The Hulamin Background Information Document is 503 KB in size 190709_BID_Hulamin_PMB_V5.pdf

The Isizinda Background Information Document is 301 KB in size 190625_BID_Isizinda_V3.pdf

If you would like the DRAFT Atmospheric Impact Report (AIR) or Air Dispersion Modelling Report please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note:

The Hulamin AIR is 1 182 KB in size

The Hulamin Air Dispersion Modelling Report is 5 225 KB in size

The Isizinda AIR is 908 KB in size

The Isizinda Air Dispersion Modelling Report is 5 396 KB in size

Please note - as per the minutes of the Isizinda meeting there are updated tables that are an addendum to the Isizinda AIR - please contact rose@phelamanga for these tables.