Natref 2017 MES Postponement Applications

Short Project Title:

Applications for Postponement for 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 Natref’s operations in Sasolburg.
   
Project Synopsis: Natref is required to comply with Minimum Emission Standards (MES), published in 2013, 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 were required to comply by 1 April 2015 with existing plant standards, and by 1 April 2020 with new plant standards.

Between 2013 and 2014 Natref undertook a process to apply for postponements from the 2015 compliance timeframes of the MES. Natref was granted postponements for a number of its operations by the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO), with the concurrence of its licensing officer. However Natref will be unable, in certain instances, to timeously meet the compliance requirements of the 2015 MES where postponements have been granted for less than five years, as initially requested. Natref therefore intends to apply for further postponements.

Natref’s application will include a detailed motivation in accordance with the applicable provisions of NEM:AQA.  SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd., an independent environmental consulting firm, assisted by appropriate independent specialists, were appointed to compile the application and to undertake the independent stakeholder engagement process in support of this application.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 506430
   
Project Location: Sasolburg
   
Status of the project: The NAQO has made a descision on the postponement application
   
Project Manager: Philippa Burmeister
   
Email: PBurmeister@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: +27 (0) 31 279 1200

NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LIMITED

 To open the relevant document, please click on title, as provided below        
 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
Natref: Announcement Letter 213 KB Nov 2016 Active  
Natref: Background Information Document 787 KB Nov 2016 Active  
Natref: Comment Form 107 KB Nov 2016 Active  
Natref: Draft Motivation Report Notification Letter 70 KB Feb 2017 Active  
Natref: Draft Motivation Report Reminder Letter 69 KB Feb 2017 Active  
Natref: Public Participation Presentation 2 7280 KB Feb 2017 Active  
Natref: Application Submission Notification Letter 176 KB Feb 2017 Active  
Natref: Decision Notification 102 KB Jun 2018 Active  

FINAL MOTIVATION FOR POSTPONEMENT

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
Motivation for the Postponement of Compliance Timeframes in terms of Regulation 11 of Section 21 NEM:AQA Minimum Emissions 1 648 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure A: Atmospheric Impact Report Part 1 of 2 8 593 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure A: Atmospheric Impact Report Part 2 of 2 7 380 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure B: Independent Peer Review of the Atmospheric Impact Report 4 386 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure C: Public Participation Report 6 434 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure D: Comments and Response Report 3 086 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure E: Redacted Atmospheric Emission Licence 7 667 KB Mar 2017 Active  
Annexure F: Natref Annual Emissions Report 328 KB Mar 2017 Active  

DECISION

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
Decision on Postponement Application 99 KB Jun 2018 Active  
         
         

 

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