Our services include:
Environmental Impact Assessments and Authorisation Applications
Eco Elementum recognises and welcomes that no person other than a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) may hold primary responsibility for the planning, management, coordination, compilation or review of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and associated Environmental Management Programme Reports (EMPRs).
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Eco Elementum has a range of services available to our clients to ensure total compliance with not only the requirements of national and international legislation. Environmental Control Officers and Field Technicians; Surface Water; Groundwater; Air Quality; Legislative Independent Auditing and Reporting Requirements; Aquatic Ecology; Biodiversity and Wetlands; and Hydro- and Geohydrological Requirements.
Environmental and Legal Compliance Auditing
The Eco Elementum team has extensive local and international experience in the field of environmental and legal compliance auditing. Environmental auditing is a generalised term that can reflect various types or evaluations intended to identify environmental compliance and management system implementation gaps, along with related corrective actions.
Rehabilitation, Decomissioning and
Mine Closure Planning
As the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 “Financial Provisioning Regulations, were promulgated, this now results in a significant sophisticated transference of thinking from the longstanding standardised and simplified Regulation 53 and 54 process, contained in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Regulations, 2004.
Hydrogeology and Hydropedeology Impact Assessments
Hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology, geohydrology and hydropedeology refers to the occurrence, distribution and movement of water below the Earth’s surface. The science of groundwater, therefore, incorporate both the fluid (water) and the particular medium through which it is flowing (soils or geological materials).
Air Quality Impact Assessments
The Eco Elementum approach to Air Impact Assessments incorporating and making use of the latest available science and technological tools available has proved valuable in the planning and management of various proposed and active operations which might result and currently results in potential impacts on the ambient air quality associated with a particulate activity or cumulative effect of a range of activities.
Visual Impact Assessments
Eco Elementum as an experienced and skilful consultancy with a proven track record has the ability to conduct Visual Impact Assessments incorporating and utilising the latest available technologically advanced software based tools.
Soils and Land Capability Impact Assessments
Eco Elementum as registered SACNASP Agricultural and Soil Scientists can offer services related to soil, land use and land capability assessment:
Aquatic Ecology, Wetland and
Biodiversity Impact Assessments
Eco Elementum as registered SACNASP Aquatic and Ecological Scientists provide a range of services related to aquatic ecology, wetland delineations and biodiversity assessments.
Heritage and Paleontological Impact Assessments
The heritage resources of South Africa have lasting value in their own right and provide evidence of the origins of South African society. These heritage resources are valuable, finite, non-renewable and irreplaceable and they must be carefully managed to ensure their survival.
Environmental Noise Impact Assessment Studies
In South Africa the document that addresses the issues specifically concerning environmental noise is SANS 10103:2008. It has been thoroughly revised and brought in line with the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during 2006 - 2007.
Rock Engineering Blast and Ground Vibration Impact Assessment
By implementing mitigating measures such as developing a proper blast design, measuring the outcomes, evaluating the measurements and improving the design Eco Elementum can assist in ensuring that blasting has the minimal effect on the surrounding environment and structures.