NOTICE OF AN EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT (SECTION 54) AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS: ZEN WIND ENERGY FACILITY NEAR SARON WITHIN THE DRAKENSTEIN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, BEDFORD, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
As a registered Interested and Affected Party for the Zen Wind Energy 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 Zen Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd ’s compliance with the Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) applicable to the project.
Development of Zen Wind Energy Facility and associated infrastructure located near Saron within the Drakenstein Local Municipality in the Western Cape has reference.
The Wind Energy Facility and associated infrastructure is authorised (DEA Ref no. 14/12/16/3/3/2/322). No construction activities related to the Zen Wind Energy Facility or associated infrastructure has commenced to date.
The site for the proposed Zen Wind Energy Facility falls within the Drakenstein Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province. The broader area (~3 542 ha in extent) includes the following farm portions:
- Portion 1 of the farm Bonne Esperance 83
- Portion 2 of the farm Bonne Esperance 83
- Portion 9 of the farm No. 88
- Remainder of Portion 4 of the farm Kleinbergrivier No.1
- Remainder of the farm Moolenaars Drift No. 85
- Remainder of Portion 1 of the farm Moolenaars Drift No. 85
In terms of Section 54(A)(3) of the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR 326, an independent External Compliance Audits (‘a 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
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