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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to the Department of Environmental Affairs for information in relation to Section 30A (NEMA) applications made and directives issued in relation to borehole drilling

8 October 2018

Requestee:
Department of Environmenrtal Affairs
Reference Number:
CER-2018-DEA-0004 (Borehole Drilling)
Status:
Submitted

Copies of the following records are requested:

1. Any documents recording the consideration of alternative sites for drilling of boreholes in terms of a section 30A directive under the National Environmental Management Act, 1998.

2. A list of all section 30A (National Environmental Management Act, 1998) directives that have ever been issued.

3. Copies of water use licences issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in relation to an application stemming from a section 30A (National Environmental Management Act, 1998) directive.

4. Copies of applications to the Department of Water and Sanitation for water use licences in relation to an application stemming from a section 30A (National Environmental Management Act, 1998) directive.

5. Copies of all documents recording permission given by the relevant owners/management authorities/persons in control of land for drilling to take place in nature reserves, where applicable.

6. The final approved intervention plans in terms of section 30A (National Environmental Management Act, 1998) directives.

7. The full Record of Decision for all section 30A (National Environmental Management Act, 1998) directives issued during the drought.

For further information please email ati@cer.org.za.

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