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Environmental Impact Assessment

for a Proposed Acetylene Gas Production Facility, Gauteng

Project Overview
Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd is planning to construct and operate a new acetylene gas production facility located near Witkopdorp, Daleside, south of Johannesburg. In order to obtain the necessary environmental authorisation from the competent authority, the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) must be undertaken in accordance with the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended.

The EIA will discuss the potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of the proposed facility, assess the likelihood and significance of the potential impacts, as well as identify appropriate mitigation measures that should be implemented in order to minimise the potential impacts.

Who is Air Products?
Air Products supplies gases and technology to many different industrial companies across South Africa. The products range from cryogenic liquids used to freeze produce in the food industry, to gases and equipment used in a diverse range of industries from steel makers to electronics manufacturers, chemical plants to hospitals, commercial deep sea divers to balloonists.

ERM’s Role
Environmental Resources Management Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (ERM), an independent environmental consultancy has been appointed by Air Products to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and associated Public Participation Process.

Become Involved
You, as a stakeholder are encouraged to register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) so that you can be kept informed about the project throughout the EIA process. Further stakeholder consultation will be undertaken at various stages during the EIA.

Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report for comment
The Final Environmental Impact Report has been made available at the following locations. Please note that the commenting period commences on 13 August 2014 and concludes on 3 September 2014.

Location Contact
Henley on Klip Public Library
Cnr of Regatta Road and Nuneham
Henley on Klip

Mary Walker
(016) 366 0112

Randvaal Public Library
Houtkapper Road
Randvaal
Moira Frost
(016) 365 5093

Project Website
http://www.erm.com/AirproductsEIA

Janet Mkhabela
(011) 798 4300

Background Information Document

English

Afrikaans

Final Scoping Report

Final Scoping Report (4Mb PDF)

Annexures

Annexure A - Site Location Map and Site Plan (751Kb PDF)

Annexure B - GDARD Acknowledgement of Application (84Kb PDF)

Annexure C - Site Photograph log (914Kb PDF)

Annexure D - Land Use Zoning Certificates (115Kb PDF)

Annexure E - Public Participation Documents

Annex E1 (698Kb PDF)

Annex E2 (241Kb PDF)

Annex E3 (2Mb PDF)

Annex E4 (2Mb PDF)

Annex E5 (1Mb PDF)

Annex E6 (27Kb PDF)

Annex E7 (99Kb PDF)

Annex E8 (1Mb PDF)

Annex E9 (3Mb PDF)

Annex E10 (399Kb PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Report

AP Draft EIA Non Technical Summary (454Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 1 (670Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 2 (684Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 3 (1Mb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 4 (2Mb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 5 (824Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 6 (1Mb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 7 (553Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 8 (1Mb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 9 (304Kb PDF)

AP Draft EIA Chapter 10 (92Kb PDF)

Annex A Maps (3Mb PDF)

Annex B Authority Correspondence (831Kb PDF)

Annex C Midvaal Zoning Certificates (115Kb PDF)

Annex D_1 Background Info Document (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_2 Site Notices (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_3 Advertisements (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_4 Stakeholder Database (97Kb PDF)

Annex D_5.1 Notice of Application (275Kb PDF)

Annex D_5.2.1 Correspondence on Application (2Mb PDF)

Annex D_5.2.2 Correspondence on Application (797Kb PDF)

Annex D_6 Correspondence on DSR (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_7.1 Notice of FSR (624Kb PDF)

Annex D_7.2.1 Correspondence on FSR (951Kb PDF)

Annex D_7.2.2 Correspondence on FSR (4Mb PDF)

Annex D_7.2.3 Correspondence on FSR (412Kb PDF)

Annex D_8.1 Notice of Draft EIR (356Kb PDF)

Annex D_8.2 Correspondence on Draft EIR (221Kb PDF)

Annex D_9 Notification of Final EIR (508Kb PDF)

Annex D_10.1 Key Authorities Meeting (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_10.2 Public Meeting (3Mb PDF)

Annex D_11.1 Draft EIR Public Meeting Minutes (256Kb PDF)

Annex D_11.2  Draft EIR Public Meeting Presentation (2MKb PDF)

Annex D_11.3 Draft EIR Public Meeting Attendance Register (1Mb PDF)

Annex D_12 Comments and Responses Report (328Kb PDF)

Annex E_1 Airshed Air Quality Impact Report (3Mb PDF)

Annex E_2 Digby Wells Heritage Statement - Part I (941Kb PDF)

Annex E_2 Digby Wells Heritage Statement - Part II (163Kb PDF)

Annex E_2 Digby Wells Heritage Statement - Part III (163Kb PDF)

Annex E_2 Digby Wells Heritage Statement - Part IV( 63Kb PDF)

Annex E_3 ITS Engineers Traffic Impact Report (1Mb PDF)

Annex E_4 NSS Ecological Study (2Mb PDF)

Annex E_5 ERM Major Hazard Installation Report - Part I (1Mb PDF)

Annex E_5 ERM Major Hazard Installation Report - Part II (435Kb PDF)

Annex E_5 ERM Major Hazard Installation Report - Part III (239Kb PDF)

Annex F Air Products Draft EMPr (541Kb PDF)

Register and comment

You are invited to register as an I&AP and comment on this Project. Please complete the enclosed registration/comment sheet and/or contact:

Lisa Otten
Tel: 011 798 4300
Fax: 011 804 2289
Email: airproductsEIA@erm.com

Postal Address:
Postnet Suite 624,
Private Bag X29,
Gallo Manor, 2052