Maskam Gypsum Mine EMPr Amendment

Short Project Title: Maskam Gypsum Mine EMPr Amendment
   
Project Title: Non-Substantive Correction to Saint-Gobain Gyproc EMPr Amendment for the Maskam Gypsum Mine
   
Project Synopsis: Saint-Gobain Gyproc (Pty) Ltd (SGG) operates the Maskam Gypsum Mine and Processing Plant (together, the Mine) near Vanrhynsdorp in the Western Cape.

On 25 August 2015 the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) advised SGG that their Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) must be amended to comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (as amended) (NEMA) and submitted for approval to the DMR.  

In 2016 SGG appointed SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SRK) to amend their EMPr for the Mine in terms of the requirements of NEMA.  The amended EMPr was submitted to the DMR for approval on 04 November 2016 following stakeholder engagement. To date the DMR have not yet approved the amended EMPr for the Mine.

Subsequent to the submission of the EMPr to the DMR, SGG established that there was a non-substantive error in the amended EMPr relating to the extent of property boundaries and the Mining Right Area (but importantly, not in the area that was indicated to be approved for mining in the original EMPr).

The amended EMPr has now been updated to accurately reflect property boundaries and the Mining Right Area and is being released to registered stakeholders for review and comment for a 30-day period before being re-submitted to the DMR for consideration and approval.  The DMR have sanctioned this approach under the circumstances.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 498944
   
Project Location: Farm Tru-Tru 519, Portion 15 of Farm Zandveld 244, Portion 6 of Farm Duinen 258
   
Status of the project: A 30-day comment period commenced on 14 February 2020 and IAPs are requested to register on the project database or submit comments to SRK Consulting by 16 March 2020. Comments received in response to the non-substantive changes to the EMPr will be included in an updated Issues and Responses Summary and attached to the final EMPr. To submit comment, please contact: Amy Hill of SRK at Tel: 021 659 3060 or Fax: 086 530 7003 or e-mail: ahill@srk.co.za
   
Project Manager: Matthew Law
   
Contact Person: Amy Hill
   
Email: ahill@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: 021 659 3060

Reports

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 Document  File Size  Date  Status Document
498944_Maskam Mine EMP_new MRA_master 5,605 KB Feb 2020 Active

Appendices

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Appendix A_Stakeholder Database 94 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix B1_Authority Notification 308 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix B2_Stakeholder Notification 1,235 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix B3_Adverts 1,307 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix B4_Site Notices 3,943 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix B5_Written Comments 1,126 KB Feb 2020 Active
Appendix C_I&R report 402 KB Feb 2020 Active

 

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