De Aar S54 Audit Report

NOTICE OF AN EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT (SECTION 54) AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS: 10 MW PV POWER GENERATION FACILITY, DE AAR, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

As a registered Interested and Affected Party for the Mulilo Solar De Aar PV facility, please be advised that in terms of Section 54(a)(3) of the EIA regulations (GNR 326, 7 April 2018), Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd has undertaken an external environmental compliance audit and prepared an external environmental compliance audit report assessing Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar (RF) (Pty) Ltd compliance with the Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) applicable to the project.

The Mulilo Solar De Aar PV facility consists of multiple arrays of PV panels over an area of approximately 344m x 500m, as well as associated infrastructure including an access road, electricity distribution line (11kV), inverter stations, operations and Maintenance buildings (Control Centre) and indoor miniature substation (Connection Centre). Environmental Authorisation for this project was issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in August 2011. The construction phase of the De Aar PV facility commenced on 8 April 2013 and was completed on 31 July 2014.

The PV Facility is located on the Farm 145/2 De Aar, Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Northern Cape Province.

In terms of Section 54(A)(3) of the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR 326, an independent External Compliance Audits (‘S54 Audit’) is required to verify compliance with the Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr) for the project.  This advertisement hereby notifies all potential and registered interested and affected parties, including organs of state with applicable jurisdiction as well as the competent authority, of the submission of the external compliance audit report to the competent authority.  The report is available for inspection at https://www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/other/  for 14 days from date of this notification.

Please direct any queries, information requests or comments to the DEA compliance directorate, at the following:

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate

E-mail: compliance@environment.gov.za

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

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If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact any member of
our Environmental team at +27 (0)11 656 3237 / +27 (0)11 656 3256

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