Client: Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Section 24G Application for the Rectification of Unlawful Upgrades and Expansions at The Zoo Park Service Station in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
A section 24G rectification process is required for the unlawful commencement of listed activities in terms of the Environment Conservation Act,(ECA), 1989 (Act No. 73 of 1989) and the National Environmental Management Act, (NEMA), 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) for upgrades at the Zoo Park Station in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Initial site operations commenced in 1976 which is prior to the promulgation of the Environment Conservation Act,(ECA), 1989 (No. 73 of 1989)and the National Environmental Management Act, (NEMA), 1998 (No. 107 of 1998). The site therefore did not require an environmental authorisation at inception.
In 2016, the site underwent upgrades and expansions of operational infrastructure in excess of 80m3 which would require an application for environmental authorisation in terms of Activity 51 of the NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Listing Notice 1, 2014 (GN R 983 of 2014), that stated:
“Activity 51: The expansion and related operation of facilities for the storage, or storage and handling, of a dangerous good, where the capacity of such storage facility will be expanded by more than 80 cubic metres.”
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