Proposed SANRAL SOC Ltd Rehabilitation of National Route R56 Section 8 From Matatiele (Km 130.15)
to the KwaZulu Natal Border (Km 168.71),
Eastern Cape Province– Final Basic Assessment Report
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd. (SANRAL) is proposing the rehabilitation of 38.56 km section of the National Route R56 Section 8 which is located between Matatiele at Km 130.15 and the KZN Border at Km 168.71 in the Matatiele Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.
The proposed road improvement will entail the following:
According to the EIA regulations (2014, as amended) promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No.107 of 1998; NEMA) the potential impacts on the environment will have to be assessed in terms of the listed activities. The proposed road upgrade trigger listed activities in terms of the NEMA EIA Regulations (2014, as amended) as per Listing Notices 1, and 3, and as such require a Basic Assessment process to be undertaken in accordance with Regulation 6 of the EIA Regulations (2014, as amended). The SANRAL National Route R56 Section 8 rehabilitation was previously authorised (Reference no.:14/12/16/3/3/1/1580); however, the environmental authorisation has subsequently lapsed, therefore a new application needs to be submitted, which will require a BA as outlined above. The competent authority for this application will be the National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), CES has been appointed to undertake the Basic Assessment process on behalf of the Applicant.
Published: 6 April 2023 Commenting period has ended.
Commenting period has ended.
Contact Person: Ms. Sinazo Bhengu
0874057519 or 043 726 7809
Final Basic Assessment Report (BAR)Final BAR
AppendicesAppendix A - Maps Appendix B - Detailed Impact Tables
Appendix C: Specialist ReportsAppendix C: Aquatic 2022 Appendix C: Aquatic Declaration Appendix C: Aquatic 2016 Appendix C: Ecological 2023 Appendix C: Ecological Declaration Appendix C: Heritage 2016 Appendix C: Heritage Declaration Appendix C: Heritage 2023 Appendix C: Palaeontology 2022 Appendix C: Palaeontology 2016
Appendix E: Final Environmental Management Programme Report-EMPrFinal EMPR
Appendix F: Details of EAP-Environmental Assessment PractitionerAppendix F: EAP - Dr Alan R. Carter
Appendix G: Design DrawingsDesign Drawings
Appendix H: Digit Surveyor General CodesAppendix H: SG Codes
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