Expansion of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) and Diesel Storage at the Air Products Facility located within the Coega Special Economic Zone, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province
Project Name: Expansion of Liquid Oxygen & Diesel Storage at the Air Products Facility located within the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province.
Applicant: Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Location: The expansion of storage facilities will be located within the existing Air Products Coega plant on erf 228 within the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Zone 3 ~ East of Motherwell.
Proposed Activity: The expansion of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) storage facilities entails the addition of 1 x 103,59 m3 double walled storage tank and addition of an aboveground composite diesel storage tank with a capacity of 23 m3 and associated infrastructure. The existing project site is ~1.3 ha in extent.
Basic Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of NEMA, as read with the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR324 – R327, a Basic Assessment process is required to obtain Environmental Authorisation for the proposed expansion. An application for Environmental Authorisation for the project has been lodged with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC DEDEAT) as the competent authority. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental impact assessment and public participation process.
Basic Assessment Report available for Review: The Basic Assessment Report will available for review and comment from the 14 August 2019 for 30 days. The report will be available at the Motherwell Public Library located at the Cnr. Umlu & Ngqokweni Street from 14 August 2019 – 25 September 2019. The report will also be available for download on www.savannahsa.com/projects. The due date for written comment is 25 September 2019.
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