Environmental Impact Assessment Report

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Chapter 1: PROJECT PARTICULARS & STATUTORY/ LEGAL REQUIREMENTS 1.1 Project Outline/ Description Espace Ouvertures Ltée is applying for an Environmental Impact Assessment Licence for the setting up of an artisanal winery at La Joliette Industrial Area, Petite Riviere, in the district of Black River. The setting up of an artisanal winery project is in line with the strategy of diversifying and increasing inland tourism facilities to reduce pressure on the coastlines and within the lagoons around Mauritius while setting up agro-touristic facilities in Mauritius in a context of building a greener Mauritius within the Maurice Ile Durable (MID) framework. The promoter is Mr. Debrobee Ghurburrun, who is an experienced businessman. He is the Managing Director of four successful companies & has been studying wine elaboration in Italy. His qualifications and experience is an asset for the successful implementation and management of such a challenging project. This Environmental Impact Assessment has been drawn up based on the plans and documents submitted by the promoter, site visits and as well as various meetings held with the proponent and the immediate neighbours. 1.2 The Proponent: Espace Ouvertures Ltée This section deals with section 18(2) (a) of the Environment Protection Act (2002) by giving the name and address of the proponent: Espace Ouvertures Ltée La Joliette Industrial Area. Petite-Riviere Phone No. 233-1096 Date of Incorporation: 1st of March 2005 1.3 EIA Consultant This section deals with section 18(2) (a) of the Environment Protection Act (2002) by giving the name, address and qualifications of the consultant who prepared the EIA: Mr. Santchurn Kaviraj Registered Professional Engineer: RPEM 803 Address: Santchurn Lane, Glen Park, Vacoas. The report has been drawn up and signed by: Mr. Santchurn Kaviraj Registered Professional Engineer No. 803

Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate, Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée

Petite Riviere in the district of Black River belonging to the promoter. Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate. as evidenced by a deed Registered and Transcribed in volume 6014 No.4 Undertaking and land Ownership This section deals with section 18(2) (a) of the Environment Protection Act (2002) by describing “the ownership of the undertaking and of the land on which it is being constructed”:  The undertaking will be owned and managed by Espace Ouvertures Ltée. Mr. Debrobee Ghurburrun. Danielle Low Kwan Sang expressing her opinion as to the land on which the undertaking is to be executed is enclosed as Document 1. A Certificate issued by Public Notary Mrs.Environmental Impact Assessment Report 6 1.11. Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée . located at La Joliette Industrial Area. on a portion of land of extent of 5311 M2.  The undertaking will be housed in an existing industrial building of 300 m2.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report 7 Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate. Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée .

Environmental Impact Assessment Report 8 1. Petite Riviere in the district of Black River belonging to the promoter. the existing electrical supply is sufficient. CEB and WWMA Clearances from the Central Water Authority. consisting mainly of lees. as evidenced by a deed Registered and Transcribed in volume 6014 No. Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée . 1. Clearance shall be sought from the Wastewater Management Authority before such action is taken. a Swimming Pool Manufacturer and an abandoned Karting Track & Club. 1.7 Clearance from the Mauritius Revenue Authority Espace Ouvertures Ltée shall apply to the Mauritius Revenue Authority for a clearance to set up an artisanal winery once the Environmental Impact Assessment Licence is obtained from the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development. Tap water from the CWA is already available on site and the measured outflow is 6 Litres per minute.4.6 Land Conversion Permit The proposed artisanal winery will be housed in an existing Industrial building. Existing facilities to dispose of the domestic wastewaters through on site disposal systems (Septic tank/ absorption pit) already exist.8 Clearances from CWA. located at La Joliette Industrial Area. The small volume of wastewaters generated by the proposed artisanal winery. on a portion of land of extent of 5311 M2. The Project site is located in an existing industrial building surrounded by other small & medium scale industrial/commercial activities such as Food Processing Industries. According to the forseen power consumption of the artisanal winery. Debrobee Ghurburrun. the Central Electricity Board and the Wastewater Management Authority for this Project have already been obtained.5 Zoning This section deals with section 18(2) (a) of the Environment Protection Act (2002) by describing “the zoning of the site” As mentioned in chapter 1 section 1. This supply is amply sufficient to meet the demands of the proposed artisanal winery including water that will be used in the product process as well as for domestic use. Mr. shall be sprayed as fertilizer for the green spaces and lawns on the site itself. Construction Companies. Three phase 380v & single phase 240v electricity is already available on site. 1. therefore the need for a Land Conversion Permit does not arise. Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate. the undertaking will be housed in an existing industrial building of 300 m2.11.

Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée . Copy of the application for Building & Land Use Permit issued by the Black River District Council is enclosed as Document 2. it will be adduced as documentary evidence. Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate.Environmental Impact Assessment Report 9 1. Once the Environment Impact Assessment Licence has been issued by the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development. Petite Riviere.9 Building and Land Use Permit Espace Ouvertures Ltée has applied for a Building and Land Use Permit to the Black River District Council for the setting up of an artisanal winery at La Joliette Industrial Area.

Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée .Environmental Impact Assessment Report 10 Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate.

Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée .Environmental Impact Assessment Report 11 Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate.

11 Bottler / Distiller License Requirement Espace Ouvertures Ltée has applied for a Trade License as a “Manufacturer / Distiller/ Bottler of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks and / or Vinegar” as provided for under the Eighth Schedule (Section 102) of the Local Government Act 2003 as amended by the Business Facilitation Act 2006. Espace Ouvertures Ltée has therefore entrusted the task of making an Environment Impact Assessment for the setting up of an artisanal winery to Mr. The said project fits in this list which includes: Subsection 22: Industrial Manufacture of beer. Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate.10 Environmental Impact Assessment Requirement The first schedule (Section 15 (2) Part B) of the Environment Protection Act (2002) gives a list of undertakings requiring an Environment Impact Assessment. wine and spirit.Environmental Impact Assessment Report 12 1. Santchurn Kaviraj on the 14th May of 2010 1. Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée .

Debrobee Ghurburrun (T.12 Conclusions The aforementioned project particulars and statutory / legal requirements are summarized in the following table.Environmental Impact Assessment Report 13 1.V 6014 No. On site Sewerage Disposal for Domestic Wastewaters and Lees Sprayed as Fertiliser on Site Application made to the Black River District Council Environment Impact Assessment License applied for under First Schedule (Section 15 (2) Part B) Subsection 22 of the Environment Protection Act (2002) Applied for when EIA License is Obtained Trade License The proposed setting up of an artisanal winery therefore falls within the small scale green agro-touristic projects category. 3 Phase 380v & single phase 240V already available on site.11) Industrial Area Housed in existing building Applied for when EIA License is Obtained CWA water supply already available on site. Component Project Outline Proponent EIA Consultant Undertaking Ownership Land Ownership Zoning Land Conversion Permit Clearance from the Mauritius Revenue Authority Clearance from CWA Clearance from CEB Clearance from WMA Building and Land Use Permit EIA License Description Artisanal Winery Espace Ouvertures Ltée. Artisanal Winery at La Joliette Indutrial Estate. Petite Riviere. Santchurn Kaviraj. Registered Professional Engineer (RPEM: 803) Espace Ouvertures Ltée Mr. La Joliette industrial Area. Mr. Petite Riviere by Espace Ouvertures Ltée .

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