Tronox Coastal Setback Prospecting BA

Short Project Title: Tronox Coastal Setback Prospecting BA
   
Project Title: Basic Assessment Process for the Proposed Prospecting in the Coastal Setback at Namakwa Sands Mine, Brand-se-Baai
   
Project Synopsis: Tronox Mineral Sands (Pty) (Ltd) (Tronox NS) operates a heavy minerals mining business which includes the Namakwa Sands Mine (“the Mine”) and the Mineral Separation Plant (MSP) near Koekenaap, both north of Vredendal, on the Western Cape coast.

The Coastal Setback (“the Setback”) is a ~300 m wide zone extending inland of the High Water Mark at the Mine, and is located within the approved Mining Right Area (MRA). While the approved MRA includes the Setback, Tronox NS is not authorised to prospect or mine in this area since Tronox NS’s Environmental Management Programmes (EMPrs) exclude these activities here. Tronox NS is now proposing to conduct prospecting in the Setback to determine the level of mineralisation of the resource (“the project”).

Tronox NS require Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA), an amendment to their approved EMPrs in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) and heritage approval in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 (NHRA) in order to proceed with the project. SRK Consulting (South Africa) Pty Ltd (SRK) has been appointed to undertake the required Basic Assessment (BA) process to inform these applications.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 536783
   
Project Location: Farm Graauwduinen (Portion 1 of 152) and Farm Rietfontein Extension 5 (Portion 2 of 151) (see locality map)
   
Status of Project

The BA Report (BAR) is available for public review and comment.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments and/or register on the project database. Submissions from stakeholders must include their name, contact details (specifying the preferred method of notification, e.g. e- mail), and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal, or other interest which they have in the application. Submissions must be forwarded to the contact person below, by 30 September 2019.

Note that, in the event of an appeal, SRK may be required to provide registered stakeholder contact details to the appellant.

   
SRK Project Manager: Matthew Law
   
Contact Person: Amy Hill
   
Contact Email: ahill@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: 021 659 3060

 

Reports

 Documents  File Size  Date  Status Document
536783_The Setback BA_BAR and EMPr_Final_Compressed 8,255 KB Aug 2019 Active

Appendices

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536783_The Setback BA_App A_EAP CV

418 KB Aug 2019 Active

536783_The Setback BA_App B_Site Map

3,865 KB Aug 2019 Active

536783_The Setback BA_App C_Stakeholder Database

76 KB Aug 2019 Active

536783_The Setback BA_App D_Ecology Specialist Study

7,209 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App E_Heritage Specialist Studies 6,434 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App F_Need and Desirability 192 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App G_Advert and Notices 1,627 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App H_Stakeholder Correspondence 2,379 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App I_Stakeholder Comments 4,156 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App J_Issues and Responses 307 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_App K_Open Day Attendance Register 122 KB Aug 2019 Active
536783_The Setback BA_BAR and EMPr_Appendices Cover 118 KB Aug 2019 Active

 

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