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Environmental Impact Assessment

for South Deep Mine Solar PV Plants

Gold Fields in collaboration with Enel Green Power (EGP) is proposing  to  develop 40MW Solar PV power plant at their South Deep Gold Mine near Westonaria, Gauteng. EGP will build, own and operate the solar plant.

The proposed power plant will be located on Mine owned property within the Goldfields South Deep Mining Right in Westonaria, Gauteng, South Africa. The solar PV power plant will be connected to the mines 11kV power grid.

The Project requires Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the National Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998), through an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

This website serves to disseminate Project information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, or wish to register as an interested and affected party, please contact ERM.

The draft Environmental Impact Assessment is now available for comment.  The comment period commenced on the 28 August 2017 and closes on 27 September 2017.

A public meeting will be held to present the Draft EIA. Details of the public meeting are as follows:

Date: 13 September 2017

Time 17:30 - 19:30

Venue: Westonaria Community Hall

The Draft EIA is available for download below

0390166 001 Cover Page South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 002 Sign Off South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 003 NTS South Deep Solar 20170825.pdf

0390166 004 ToC South Deep Solar 20170825.pdf

0390166 005 Abbreviations and Acronyms South Deep Solar 20170825.pdf

0390166 CH01 Introduction South Deep Solar 20170822.pdf

0390166 CH02 Project Motivation South Deep Solar 20170811.pdf

0390166 CH03 Project Description South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 CH04 Project Alternatives South Deep Solar 20170822.pdf

0390166 CH05 Legal South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 CH06 Biophys Baseline South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 CH07 Social Baseline South Deep Solar 20170823.pdf

0390166 CH08 PPP South Deep Solar 20170823.pdf

0390166 CH09 Methodology South Deep Solar 20170731.pdf

0390166 CH10 Impact Assessment South Deep Solar 20170824.pdf

0390166 CH11 Conclusion South Deep Solar 20170825.pdf

0390166 CH12 References South Deep Solar 20170825.pdf

Annexes

Annex A EMPr.pdf

Annex B Details of EAP.pdf

Annex C1 Stakeholder Database.pdf

Annex C2 DMR MoM .pdf

Annex C3 DMR Meeting Register.pdf

Annex C4 DSR Email Notifications.pdf

Annex C5 DSR notification letter to DMR.pdf

Annex C6 DSR Carltonville Library.pdf

Annex C7 DSR Fochville Library.pdf

Annex C8 DSR Westonaria Library.pdf

Annex C9 DSR letter to I&APs.pdf

Annex C11 DEA GDARD CA Question Response.pdf

Annex C13 BID.pdf

Annex C12 Rezoning Confirmation.pdf

Annex C10 DSR delivery notes.pdf

Annex C14 Site Notices.pdf

Annex C15 Attendance Registers.pdf

Annex C16 Comments and Response Report.pdf

Annex E1 Wetland and Aquatics.pdf

Annex E2 Terrestrial Biodiversity.pdf

Annex E3 Landscape and Visual.pdf

Annex E4 Soils LU & LC.pdf

Annex E5 Heritage & Palaeo.pdf

Annex E6 Socio-economic.pdf

Annex F Scoping Report Approval.pdf

Final Scoping Report

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Preamble

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 01 Introduction

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 02 Project Motivation

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 03a Project Description

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 03b Project Description

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 04 Administrative Framework

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 05 E_S Baseline

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 06 EIA Process

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 07 ID of Impacts

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 08 Plan of Study

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 09 Conclusions

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex A EAP

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B1 I_AP Database

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B2.1 Notifications

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B2.2 Adverts

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B2.3 BID

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B4 Site Notices

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B5 Attendance Registers

EGP South Deep Solar FSR Annex B6 CRR

EGP South Deep Solar FSR 00 Preamble

ERM Contact

Alan Cochran
Email: southdeepsolar.eia@erm.com 
Tel: +27 11 798 4300
Fax: +27 11 804 2289
Postnet Suite 624, 
Private Bag x29, 
Gallo Manor
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