Natref Postponement

Short Project Title: Applications for Postponement for or the National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Proprietary) Limited (Natref) in Sasolburg
   
Project Title: Applications for Postponement from certain requirements of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act No. 39 of 2004 – Minimum Emissions Standards for or Natref’s operation in Sasolburg.
   
Project Synopsis: Natref is required to comply with Minimum Emission Standards (MES), published in 2010, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (Act No 39 of 2004) (NEM:AQA). In terms of the MES, existing production facilities are required to comply by 1 April 2015 with existing plant standards, and by 1 April 2020 with new plant standards.

While most of Natref’s process emissions will comply with the future MES, there are some that cannot meet the standards within the required timeframes. Natref has made application for postponement of the MES in these specific cases.

Natref’s applications 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 applications and undertake the independent stakeholder engagement process.

A decision with regards to Natref's MES postponement applications was made by the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) on 23 February 2015. The decision required Natref to prepare and implement an Air Quality Implementation Plan. Sasol and Natref prepared a joint plan that was approved by the NAQO in concurence with the licensing authority on the 20 May 2017.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 460365
   
Project Location: Sasolburg
   
Status of the project: Final Postponement Documents are available at the links below.

Final Additional Postponement Documents are available at the links below.

Air Quality Offset Implementation Plan available at the link below.
   
Project Manager: Philippa Burmeister
   
Email: THale@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: +27 (0) 31 279 1200

 

Documents

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 Document  File Size  Date  Status
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan Notification Letter 114 KB Jun 17 Active
SASOLBURG_NATREF_OFFSET_IMPLEMENTATION_PLAN 2 045 KB Jun 17 Active
Natref Way-Forward Letter 172 KB Sep 14 Active
Natref Final Initial Motivation for Postponement Announcement Letter 253 KB Sep 14 Active
Natref Draft Additional Motivation for Postponement Announcement Letter 177 KB Dec 14 Active
Natref Additional Information Announcement Letter 179 KB Jan 15 Active
Natref Postponement Decision Announcement Letter 47 KB Mar 15 Active
Postponement decision: Natref 735 KB Mar 15 Active
Notification of Varied Atmospheric Emission Licence 124 KB Apr 15 Active
Natref: Draft Offset Implementation Plan Notification Letter 70 KB Nov 15 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report 791 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 1 8 114 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 2 10 157 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 3-1 4 358 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 3-2 5 998 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 4 7 434 KB May 16 Active
Natref: Offset Implementation Plan (Joint Sasolburg Operations and Natref) - Stakeholder Engagement Report - Appendices PART 5 3 217 KB May 16 Active

 

NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LIMITED

FINAL MOTIVATION FOR INITIAL POSTPONEMENT

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 Document  File Size  Date  Status
Consolidated updated information for Natref: initial & additional postponement applications 221 KB Jan 15 Active
Redacted Atmospheric Emissions Licence 1 223 KB Jan 15 Active
2014 Annual emissions report 3 242 KB Jan 15 Active
Final Motivation for the Postponement of Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of the Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions 1 730 KB Sep 14 Active
Annexure A: Atmospheric Impact Report 6 037 KB Dec 14 Active
Annexure B: Peer Review Report on the approach to the Atmospheric Impact Report 6 983 KB Sep 14 Active
Annexure C: Volume 1: Stakeholder Engagement Report 8 678 KB Sep 14 Active
Annexure D: Volume 2: Comments and Response Report 4 619 KB Sep 14 Active
Annexure E: Technical Appendix: Final Motivation for the Postponement of Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of the Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions Standards 601 KB Sep 14 Active

 

 

NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LIMITED

FINAL MOTIVATION FOR ADDITIONAL POSTPONEMENT

 To open the relevant document, please click on title, as provided below      
 Document  File Size  Date  Status
Consolidated updated information for Natref: initial & additional postponement applications 221 KB Jan 15 Active
Redacted Atmospheric Emissions Licence 1 223 KB Jan 15 Active
2014 Annual emissions report 3 242 KB Jan 15 Active
Final Motivation for Additional Postponement of the Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of the Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions 1 794 KB Dec 14 Active
Annexure A: Atmospheric Impact Report 6 037 KB Dec 14 Active
Annexure B: Peer Review Report on the approach to the Atmospheric Impact Report 6 983 KB Sep 14 Active
Annexure C: Volume 1: Stakeholder Engagement Report 7 857 KB Dec 14 Active
Annexure D: Volume 2: Comments and Response Report 4 132 KB Feb 15 Active
Annexure E: Technical Appendix: Final Motivation for the Additional Postponement of Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of the Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions Standards 666 KB Dec 14 Active

 

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