PROPOSED CITY OF CAPE TOWN SURFACE STORMWATER
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
(DEA&DP REF NO:16/3/1/3/1/A7/4/2031/12, EXEMPTION REF NO: 16/3/1/4/A7/4/2013/12)
The City of Cape Town is responsible for undertaking the routine management and maintenance of Cape Town’s numerous rivers, canals, vleis, wetlands, estuaries and constructed stormwater systems to ensure public safety, manage flood risk, promote habitat and biotic diversity and prevent or minimise infrastructure damage. The CCT undertakes these activities on a routine, repetitive basis throughout its jurisdictional area. All of these interventions are intended to keep the City’s stormwater system functioning at an optimal level whilst maintaining and in some cases improving ecosystem health through rehabilitation of degraded systems.
Some of these interventions trigger the EIA Regulations (2010) in so far as they are regarded as being “listed activities” and hence require authorisation by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP). The DEA&DP has advised CCT that due to changes in national legislation, the existing authorisation, obtained in 2000 under the Environment Conservation Act (Act No. 73 of 1989), needs to be re-applied for in terms of the current National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998), and its associated 2010 EIA Regulations.
Public Participation Process
The interested and affected party (I&AP) registration process for the project ran from 6 September 2012 - 05 October 2012. The registration process for the project is now closed.
I&AP Commenting Period
The I&AP commenting period for the project is now closed.
The draft basic assessment report was released for a forty (40) day commenting period from 22 January - 3 March 2014. The final basic assessment report was made available for review for a period of twenty one (21) days from 13 October 2014 - 03 November 2014. The public review period for the final basic assessment report has now closed. Comments received during this period have been captured in the comments and response report and the environmental assessment practitioner has responded to these comments. The comments and response report is available for review in the section below. The final basic assessment report has been submitted to DEA&DP and environmental authorization was granted on 13 February 2015.
For further information, the person below can be contacted during office hours.
CCT Surface Stormwater Public Participation Office
Ms Kate Parkinson
Address: PO Box 63703, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth, 6057
Tel: 041 392 7500
Fax: 041 363 9300
The CCT Surface Stormwater Public Participation Office is open during office hours from 09:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays