Client: Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Section 24G Application for the Rectification of Unlawful Upgrades and Expansions at The Bergvliet Service Station in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

January 14, 2022

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 AND EXPANSIONS AT THE SHELL BERGVLIET FUEL SERVICE STATION IN CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA.

INITIAL SERVICE STATION OPERATIONS COMMENCED IN 1974 WHICH IS PRIOR TO THE PROMULGATION OF THE ECA, 1989 (ACT NO. 73 OF 1989) AND NEMA, (ACT NO. 107 OF 1998). THE SITE THEREFORE DID NOT REQUIRE AN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION AT INCEPTION.

IN 2013 AND 2014 , THE SITE UNDERWENT FURTHER UPGRADES AND EXPANSIONS OF OPERATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN EXCESS OF 80M3 WHICH WOULD REQUIRE AN APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION IN TERMS OF ACTIVITY 42 OF THE NEMA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS LISTING NOTICE 1, 2010 (GN R 544 OF 2010), THAT STATED:

“ACTIVITY 42: THE EXPANSION 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 OR MORE.”

Contact

Name: Amishka Mothilal
Email: amothilal@slrconsulting.com
Telephone: 011 467 0945

Status

Notice is hereby given, in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998; NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), that the draft Public Participation, Comments and Report prepared for the aforementioned project has been made available for a 30-day public and authority review period from 14 January 2022 to 17 February 2022.

For more information, please contact SLR at the contact details listed above. 

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