The ECC is for the operation and management of the 66kV Otjikoto - Asis West transmission. The 132kV Otjikoto - Asis West powerline runs between Otjikoto Substation to the Asis West Substation. Under the Environmental Management Act (Act 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (2012), the activity described as “The construction of facilities for the transmission and supply of electricity…” requires an Environmental Clearance Certificate. Since this transmission line was constructed before the promulgation of Environmental management Act and its regulation, Section 57. (1) states that “A person who, on the date of commencement of this Act, undertakes a listed activity under an authorisation, may continue to undertake such an activity for a period not exceeding one year, or such longer period as the Minister may approve. The 132kV Otjikoto - Asis West line was constructed in 2002 prior to the commencement of the Environmental Management Act and its regulation, as a result there was no environmental impact assessment study conducted for the project prior to its development. It is therefore against this background that NamPower intends to apply for the operational Environmental Clearance Certificate in order to comply to the Environmental Management Act (Act 7 of 2007) and its regulations. In addition, there is an urgent need for NamPower to conduct bush vegetation clearing activities under this line in order to prevent power outages.
Commenting of the public on this project will expire at 12h00 on the 2020-09-17
Please provide your comments below.
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs
(+264 -61) 284 2701 (T)
(+264-61) 240 339 (F)