Client: Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Section 24G Application for the Rectification of Unlawful Construction of Flamingo Square 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 THE CONSTRUCTION OF FLAMINGO SQUARE STATION IN CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA.
THE INITIAL SITE OPERATIONS COMMENCED IN 2000 AND AS SUCH THE SERVICE STATION REQUIRED AN APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION IN TERMS OF ACTIVITY 1C OF SCHEDULE 1 OF IN TERMS OF GNR1182 OF 5 SEPTEMBER 1997, AS AMENDED, IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT 73 OF 1989, THAT STATED:
“1. THE CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION OR UPGRADING OF-
(C) WITH REGARD TO ANY SUBSTANCE WHICH IS DANGEROUS OR HAZARDOUS AND IS CONTROLLED BY NATIONAL LEGISLATION-
(I) INFRASTRUCTURE, EXCLUDING ROAD AND RAILS, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE; AND
(II) MANUFACTURING, STORAGE, HANDLING, TREATMENT OR PROCESSING FACILITIES FOR ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE”
THE SITE THEREAFTER UNDERWENT AN UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2006. THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION IN RESPECT OF THE UPGRADE AND EXPANSION WAS GRANTED IN TERMS OF THE NEMA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS, 2006 (GN R 387 OF 2006) - REF: E12/2/1-AT1- ERF 33349, TABLE VIEW.
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 17 January 2022 to 15 February 2022.
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