REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AVAILABILITY OF THE AMENDED FINAL SCOPING REPORT
DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/1/10060MR
KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013
The final Scoping Report for the Fuleni Anthracite Project was submitted to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (the Competent Authority) on 27 June 2014. On 15 September 2014, the EAP (Jacana Environmentals) received communication from the Department that the Scoping Report in its current form is not accepted, and that additional information is required in terms of further consultation with key stakeholders and revisions to the Plan of Study. A copy of the letter as well as the response is included in the Amended Final Scoping Report as Appendix C.
It is recognized that the Fuleni Anthracite project has stimulated interest and comments amongst a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including the local rural communities affected by the proposed development. Ibutho Coal believe it is therefore very important that adequate opportunities are created for affected communities to obtain information regarding the project and raise comments, concerns and suggestions, which have been and will continuously be encouraged throughout the process. To this end Ibutho Coal took a decision to withdraw their Mining Right Application and resubmit the application. Please refer to Appendix C for the new acceptance letter.
The MPRDA required milestone for the project is as follows:
- Submission of Scoping Report – 26 February 2015
- Submission of the EIR/EMPr – 22 May 2015
Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd gives their sincere appreciation to stakeholders who have commented on the draft and final Scoping Report for the Fuleni Anthracite Project. These comments have been considered and where relevant incorporated into the amended Final Scoping Report.
The amended Final Scoping Report is available at the following locations / methods:
- Download link: https://naledidev.sharefile.com/d/s3290fa4824e4170b
- Hard copy viewing at:
– iMfolozi Library
– Empangeni Library
– Richards Bay Library
- Request for postage of Compact Disc from the Public Participation Office
If you have further comments on the amended final Scoping Report, please send these directly to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Department of Mineral Resources at the details below and copy the Public Participation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org / fax: 086 776 3478
Mr Muzi Mdamba
Department of Economic Development and Tourism, KZN
Private Bag X1048, Richards Bay, 3900
Fax: 035 789 8211
Please quote the reference number: DC28/0035/2013 / KZN/EIA/0001371/2013
Ms HNP Mdakane
Department of Mineral Resources, KZN
Private Bax X54307, Durban, 4000
Fax: 031 305 5801
Please quote the reference number: KZN 30/5/1/2/2/10060 MR
The Public Participation Programme planned for the coming months will include:
- Notifications and Advertisements for the planned Public Meeting
- Further Community and One-on-one engagements
- Public Meeting to provide the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment and Specialist Studies
- Availability of the Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Management Programme Report for stakeholder review and comments
Please contact us in case there are any questions or clarification needed.
Public Participation Manager: Mrs Lizinda Dickson
Company: Naledi Development (Pty) Ltd
Contact Number: (012) 543 9093
Fax Number: 086 776 3478
We look forward to your further participation in the process.