Pravin Amar Development Planners Assagay Hotel, 14 JULY 2005 5pm 1. Registration, Tea and Coffee 2. Welcome and Introductions 3. Presentations –EIA Process: Pravin Amar –Proposed Technology: Ardeer Consulting 4. Questions & Discussion 5. Capture Issues & Concerns 6. Way Forward
Pravin Amar Development Planners To provide an overview of the EIA Process to be carried out for this project. To provide a brief introduction to the alternative proposed technology. To provide an opportunity for the public to seek clarity on the proposed technology. To record any issues and concerns raised.
Pravin Amar Development Planners Cell Phones on Silent Speak one at a time to facilitate the recording of the proceedings accurately. Don’t Hog Questions, Issues, and Concerns to be raised; responses provided in writing as required by law – for public and authority review. Raise Issues and Concerns – Not debate.
Pravin Amar Development Planners An EIA process is a statutory requirement in terms of: National Environmental Management Act (Act No 107 of 1998) Environment Conservation Act (Act 73 of 1989) and Regulations (4). SA Constitution Act No 108 of 1996 –S24: Environment –S32: Access to Information –S33: Just Administrative Action
Pravin Amar Development Planners The proposed development has been identified as listed in terms of GNR 1182, which reads as follows: Section 1(c): “transportation routes and structures, and manufacturing, storage, handling or processing facilities for any substance which is dangerous or hazardous and is controlled by national legislation”. Section 1(8): “The disposal of waste as required in terms of section 20 of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989”.
Pravin Amar Development Planners Aims and Objectives To assess the impacts of a proposed development on the receiving environment. To investigate ways to minimise the possible negative impacts while maximising the positive impacts. To ensure Public Participation throughout the process.
Pravin Amar Development Planners There are two phases to the process: The Scoping Phase: This section has been completed, however there will be a period of collecting issues and concerns from Interested & Affected Parties (I&APS) relating to the alternative proposed technology. The Environmental Impact Phase: Provides a more detailed assessment of the possible impacts on the receiving environment that need to be addressed relating to the issues and concerns raised by I&APs. Addresses possible measures to minimise or mitigate the negative impacts of the proposed project. This process will be resumed with the alternative proposed technology being assessed.
Pravin Amar Development Planners The Scoping Phase is a process to determine whether a proposed activity / project requires an environmental assessment, as well as the type and level of the assessment to be undertaken. The EIA Process to date has identified these key issues: Air Quality Occupational Health and Safety Community Health and Safety Property Values and Tourism Impacts Waste Management Transportation Alternative Site Selection Assessment N.B.: I&APS to identify any other key issues!
Pravin Amar Development Planners During the EIA Phase for the proposed use of incineration as the proposed technology for a Health Care Risk Waste (HCRW) facility, the process was halted and an assessment into alternative technology undertaken. Subsequently, the technology has been revised and the EIA is to resume with autoclaving as the proposed new treatment method for HCRW. This will be elaborated on later by the consulting engineers.
Pravin Amar Development Planners I&APs are consulted through public meetings, background documentation, focus group meetings and regular updates as required. I&APs issues and concerns are recorded. The issues and concerns raised by the I&APs are evaluated within the Environmental Impact Report. The various stakeholders, including I&APs are provided an opportunity to comment on the documentation produced.
Pravin Amar Development Planners In terms of Section 3 of Regulations 1183 of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989. The Applicant: EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd. To appoint independent consultants. T be responsible for all costs. To ensure consultant has no vested interest in the project. To ensure suitability of the consultant. To ensure the consultant provides all relevant information to authorities.
Pravin Amar Development Planners The Consultants: Pravin Amar & Specialists Acts on behalf of the applicant (not for). Be independent with no vested interest. Have the necessary qualifications and experience. Produce all processes, information, plans and reports. Provide all relevant information to the authorities. Undertake the public participation process.
Pravin Amar Development Planners Interested and Affected Parties Provide input and comments during various stages in the process. –Identify Issues and possible alternatives –Review of Reports Provide Input and comment within specific timeframes.
Pravin Amar Development Planners Relevant Environmental Authority Efficient and expedient in evaluating proposals Compliance with regulatory requirements Inter-departmental co-operation and consultation Consultation with applicant and consultant Evaluation/review and decision-making Require only sufficient information to make informed decisions.
Collect issues and concerns of I&APs. This includes conducting focus group meetings. Detail of issues and concerns to be included and evaluated in the Environmental Impact Report. To undertake necessary Specialist Reports applicable to the proposal. Detail of potential impacts identified to be included and evaluated in the Environmental Impact Report. Draft Environmental Impact Report will be made available in public places for review. I&APs will be informed of the timeframes for review.