ONO was advised today (6 January 2023) by EIMS, the environmental assessor for Searcher, that the Director General of Minerals and Energy has granted the go ahead for the Proposed Searcher Seismic Survey Project on Block 1518, located offshore extending from approximately 256km offshore of St Helena Bay to 220km offshore of Hondeklip Bay, off the West Coast, South Africa.
ONO intends appealing this decision for all the reasons stated here. We have until the 26th of January to make an appeal. The appeal authority is the Minister of Forestries, Fisheries and Environment, or whomever she decrees. You would need to email her, stating your grounds of appeal, including any supporting documentation:
- submitted in writing in the form obtainable from the appeal administrator; and accompanied by-
- a statement setting out the grounds of appeal;
supporting documentation which is referred to in the appeal submission; and
- a statement, including supporting documentation, by the appellant to confirm compliance with regulation 4(1) of these Regulations.
An appeal, must be submitted to the Appeals Administrator whose contact details are presented below:
1 – Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Appeals and Legal Review Directorate
Attention: Director: Appeals and Legal Review
Post: Private Bag X 447, Pretoria, 0001
By Hand: Environmental House, Corner Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
2 – Copy(s) of the lodged appeal(s) to the Petroleum Agency SA Attention: The Chief Executive Officer
Post: Private Bag X 5111, Tygervalley, 7536
By Hand: Tygerpoort Building, 7 Mispel Road, Belville, 7530
3 – Copy(s) of the lodged appeal(s) to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Attention: Director: Legal Services
Post: Private Bag X 59, Arcadia, 0007
By Hand: Trevenna Campus Building 2C, c/o Meintjies and Francis Baard Street, Sunnyside, 0007
Herewith you’ll find the authorisation document and the notification from EIMS.
Pic: Stranded penguin washed up when Shell begun their survey of the Wild Coast, before the court interdict stopped them. Can we afford any more penguin deaths?
This page was updated to change the appeals email address from a .co.za address to a .gov.za address.
PLEASE USE THIS FORMAT ( Appeal form below- fill in first column) FOR YOUR APPEAL: