Client: De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd
De Beers Consolidated Mines: Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Bulk Sampling Activities, Sea Concession 6C, West Coast
De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd (De Beers) has submitted an application for a Prospecting Right (DMR Ref No. NC30/5/1/1/2(12189PR)) over Sea Concession 6C off the West Coast of South Africa. As part of the Prospecting Right application, De Beers plans to undertake bulk sampling activities within the Sea Concession area. An application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (as amended) is required for the planned bulk sampling activities. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to undertake the Scoping and EIA process in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) for the above-mentioned project.
The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), including Environmental Management Programme (EMPr), was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period from 7 September to 8 October 2020 in order to provide interested and affected parties (I&APs) and authorities the opportunity to comment on the proposed project and the draft EIR.
Following requests for additional opportunities for public consultation received from I&APs during the above-mentioned comment period, this updated draft EIR has been made available for an additional review and comment period from 20 April to 24 May 2021 in order to provide interested and affected parties (I&APs) with an opportunity to comment on any aspect of the proposed project and the findings of the EIA project to date.
Any comments should be forwarded to SLR at the address, telephone / fax numbers or e-mail addresses shown below. For comments to be included in the in the updated EIR, comments should reach SLR by no later than 24 May 2021. Comments can be provided to SLR using the following means:
- sending written comments by email to Candice Sadan at email@example.com;
- calling 0800 172 984, follow the prompts and leave a voice message; or
- sending a written message or voice message by WhatsApp to 063 900 5536.
A full copy of the report is available for download below. For comments to be included in the final EIR, comments should reach SLR by no later than 24 May 2021 to the contact person indicated above.