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Shell Modderfontein Fuel Tank Decommissioning

Basic Assessment

Shell Downstream SA (Pty) Ltd, (Shell), are submitting an application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of Activity 31 of Listing Notice 1 (GN R 327; April 2017) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2017, of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) as amended.

This includes the decommissioning and removal of three fuel storage tanks and the associated support infrastructure within the AEL Industrial Park in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. Notice is hereby given in terms of the National Environment Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) as amended, that Shell will apply for an EA for the proposed decommissioning through a Basic Assessment (BA) process. The competent authority for the BA is the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) . Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the BA and associated Public Participation Processes.

The tanks are to be decommissioned and removed as follows:

  • 1 x 23m3 underground fuel storage tank and
  • 2 x 43m3 underground fuel storage tanks.

The Project will require Environmental Authorisation through a Basic Assessment (BA) process, as the following listed activity is triggered:

  • Activity 31: The decommissioning of existing facilities, structures or infrastructure for any development and related operation activity or activities listed in this Notice, Listing Notice 2 of 2014 or Listing Notice 3 of 2014.

Participate and Comment

Stakeholders are invited to register as Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) and to participate in the BA processes by identifying issues of concern and providing suggestions to enhance benefits of the project. Registered I&APs will be kept informed about the Project and will be notified when Basic Assessment Report will be made available for comment.

Contact Details

Environmental Resources Management
Stephanie Gopaul
Tel No: +27 31 265 0033
Email: [email protected]