(DEA&DP Ref No: 16/3/1/1/B4/34/1080/12)

The Drakenstein Municipality proposes to upgrade the Ysterbrug water pipeline and the Paarl Mountain Pumping Main.
In terms of the EIA Regulations (2010) enacted in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended, the proposed project triggers a number of listed activities identified in Government Notices R544 and R546. Accordingly, the proposed activities required authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) via the Basic Assessment Process outlined in GN No. R543.

All Interested and/or Affected Parties are hereby notified that DEA&DP has issued an Environmental Authorisation in terms of the NEMA (Act No. 107 of 1998) and the EIA Amendment Regulations (2010) for the proposed project. DEA&DP has granted environmental authorisation to the Applicant (i.e. the Drakenstein Municipality) to undertake the following activities listed in terms of the NEMA EIA Regulations, i.e. activities 18, 37, 39 & 40 of GN No. 544 and activities 13, 14 & 24 of GN No. 546 published in terms of NEMA. The Environmental Authorisation was dated and issued by DEA&DP on 16 September 2013.

We would like to draw your attention to your right to appeal against the decision to the Minister in terms of Chapter 7 of the EIA Regulations, 2010.  Any person who wishes to appeal must lodge a Notice of Intention to Appeal with the Minister within 20 calendar days of the date of DEA&DP’s decision.  The Appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the lodging of the Notice of Intention to Appeal.  All Notice of Intention to Appeal and Appeal Forms must be submitted by means of one of the following methods:

By post:  Western Cape Ministry of Local Government, Environment Affairs, and Development Planning, Private Bag X9186, Cape Town, 8000

By facsimile: (021) 483-4174; or

By hand: Attention: Mr Jaap de Villiers; Room 809, 8th floor, Utilitas Building, 1 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001

A prescribed Notice of Intention to Appeal Form and Appeal Form, as well as assistance regarding the appeal process, is obtainable from the office of the Minister at: Tel. (021) 483 3721, email or URL gov/406/services/11537/10199.

For more information contact: Ms Nicole Holland, Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants, P.O. Box 31108, Tokai, 7966, tel: 083 4645246 & fax: 086 762 6126, e-mail: