APP-002857 - THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE 66KV OBIB – SCORPION 1 & 2 POWERLINES INCLUDING SCORPION SUBSTATION IN //KARAS REGION.

The ECC application is for the Operation and Maintenance of the 66kV Obib - Scorpion 1 & 2 Power lines. 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 authorization, may continue to undertake such an activity for a period not exceeding one year, or such longer period as the Minister may approve. The 66kV Obib – Scorpion 1 & 2 lines were 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 Management Act (Act 7 of 2007) and its regulations.

Commenting of the public on this project will expire at 12h00 on the 2022-01-28

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