Client: Belton Park Trading 127 (Pty) Ltd
Belton Park Trading 127: Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Prospecting Activities, Sea Concession 13C, 15C, 16C, 17C & 18C, West Coast
On 17 December 2019, Belton Park Trading 127 (Pty) Ltd (BPT127) submitted an application for a Prospecting Right with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to undertake offshore prospecting activities in Sea Concessions 13C, 15C, 16C, 17C & 18C, located off the West Coast of South Africa. The application was lodged in terms of Section 16 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA) (as amended). The proposed prospecting operations for various minerals (specifically diamond, gemstones, heavy minerals, industrial mineral, precious metals, ferrous and base metals) would entail: (i) geophysical surveys; (ii) drill sampling; and (iii) bulk (trench) sampling.
An application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (as amended) is required for the planned prospecting activities. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed as the independent environmental consultancy to undertake the Scoping and EIA process in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) for the above-mentioned project.
This draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is available to Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) for a 30-day
review and comment period from 27 August to 27 September 2021. Any comments should be forwarded to SLR at the details provided above. For comments to be included in the final EIR, comments should reach SLR by no later than 27 September 2021. A full copy of the report is available for download below.