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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.

Final EIA and EMPr
The Final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Program Report (EMPr) was submitted to the Competent Authority (Department of Mineral Resources) on the 23rd October 2017. In line with the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, No. 107 of 1998, as amended) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of 2014 promulgated under NEMA, the Competent Authority has a period of 107 days to review the EIA & EMPr and make a decision on the Environmental Authorisation. The Final EIA & EMPr is available for download below.

Final EIA Report

EIA Cover Page South Deep Solar
EIA Sign Off South Deep Solar
EIA NTS South Deep Solar
EIA TOC South Deep Solar
EIA Abbreviations and Acronyms South Deep Solar
EIA CH01 Introduction South Deep Solar
EIA CH02 Project Motivation South Deep Solar
EIA CH03a Project Description South Deep Solar
EIA CH03b Project Description South Deep Solar
EIA CH04 Project Alternatives South Deep Solar
EIA CH05 Legal South Deep Solar
EIA CH06 Biophys Baseline South Deep Solar
EIA CH07a Social Baseline South Deep Solar
EIA CH07b Social Baseline South Deep Solar
EIA CH08 PPP South Deep Solar
EIA CH09 Methodology South Deep Solar
EIA CH10 Impact Assessment South Deep Solar
EIA CH11 Conclusion South Deep Solar
EIA CH12 References South Deep Solar
EIA Back Page South Deep Solar

Annexes

Annex A EMPr
Annex B Details of EAP
Annex C1 Stakeholder Database
Annex C2 DMR MoM
Annex C3 DMR Meeting Register
Annex C4 DSR Email Notifications
Annex C5 DSR notification letter to DMR
Annex C6 DSR Carltonville Library
Annex C7 DSR Fochville Library
Annex C8 DSR Westonaria Library
Annex C9 DSR letter to I&APs
Annex C10 DSR delivery notes
Annex C11 DEA GDARD CA Question Response
Annex C12 Rezoning Confirmation
Annex C13 BID
Annex C14 Site Notices
Annex C15 Attendance Registers
Annex C16 DMR Presentation and MOM
Annex C17 GDARD Comments on Draft EIA
Annex C18 Comments and Response Report
Annex E1 Wetland and Aquatics
Annex E2 Terrestrial Biodiversity V2
Annex E3a Landscape and Visual
Annex E3b Landscape and Visual
Annex E4 Soils LU & LC
Annex E5a Heritage & Palaeo
Annex E5b Heritage & Palaeo
Annex E6 Socio-economic
Annex F Scoping Report Approval
Annex G SAHRA Response Letter

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
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