Applications for Postponement for the Tar Value Chain Tanks at Sasol's Secunda Site

Short Project Title: Applications for Postponement for certain Sasol Operations
   
Project Title: Applications for Postponement from certain requirements of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act No. 39 of 2004 – Minimum Emissions Standards for the Tar Value Chain Tanks at Sasol's Secunda Site.
   
Project Synopsis: During 2013 and 2014, SSO undertook a process to apply for postponements from the compliance timeframes applicable to existing plants for some of their emission sources, as regulated by the Minimum Emission Standards (MES), as published in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (NEMAQA) (Act No 39 of 2004).

As part of this process Sasol requested a 5 year postponement for the Tar value chain, to ensure the safe execution and completion of the project to facilitate MES compliance by 31 March 2020. However, the postponement decision only granted a compliance extension for a two year period. While SSO have attempted to execute the project within this shortened period, it is unlikely that the project will be completed by 31 March 2017. SSO hence requires a further postponement to facilitate the safe and proper completion of the project.

Sasol’s application include a detailed motivation in accordance with the applicable provisions of NEM:AQA.  SRK Consulting (Pty) Ltd., an independent environmental consulting firm, assisted by appropriate independent specialists, were appointed to compile the application and undertake the independent stakeholder engagement process.

A decision with regards to Sasol's MES postponement applications was made by the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) on 31 March 2017.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 499166
   
Project Location: Secunda
   
Status of the project: Final Postponement Documents and Decision are available on the links below.
   
Project Manager: Philippa Burmeister
   
Contact Person: Philippa Burmeister
   
Email: PBurmeister@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number:  +27 (0) 31 279 1200

 

Documents

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 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
         
Sasol NAQO Decision NotificationLetter 241 KB Apr 2017 Active  
NAQO Decision (Sasol Postponement) 64 KB Apr 2017 Active  
Sasol Motivation for Postponement Final Notification Letter - English 185 KB Jun 2016 Active  
Sasol Motivation for Postponement Announcement Letter - English 196 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Sasol Motivation for Postponement Announcement Letter - Afrikaans 190 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Sasol Motivation for Postponement Announcement Letter - Zulu 195 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Comment Form 19 KB Mar 2016 Active  

 

FINAL MOTIVATION FOR POSTPONEMENT

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 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
         
Final Motivation for the Postponement of Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of the Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions 1 600 KB Jun 2016 Active  
Annexure A: Atmospheric Impact Report 2 527 KB Jun 2016 Active  
Annexure B: Peer Review Report on the approach to the Atmospheric Impact Report 7 269 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Annexure C: Redacted Atmospheric Emission Licence 7 307 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Annexure D: Synfuels Annual Emissions Report 3 153 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Annexure E: AIR Plan of Study 877 KB Mar 2016 Active  
Annexure F: Stakeholder Engagement Report 5 290 KB Jun 2016 Active  
Annexure G: Comments and Response Report 4 518 KB Jun 2016 Active  

 

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