The EMS Foundation is a registered Interested and Affected Party in respect of the proposed offshore exploration well drilling in block 5/6/7, South-West Coast, South Africa (“Project”).
SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (“SLR”) has been appointed by TotalEnergies EP South Africa Block 567 (Pty) Ltd (“TEEPSA”) as the environmental consultants for the Project and SLR is authorised to take responsibility for the public participation process (“PPP”) and to prepare the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) on TEEPSA’s behalf.
Environmental lawyers, Cullinan and Associates, provided general overarching comments on the Draft Scoping TEEPSA Block 567 Report which should be considered during the preparation of the ESIA on behalf of the EMS Foundation.
Comments were also provided on the proposed Specialist Reports as well as additional aspects which the EMS Foundation submits must be considered in such reports during the ESIA stage to ensure that all relevant information on the Project is placed before the decision-maker.
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