JOINT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE (JOC) FOR ODOUR COMPLAINTS 2013. TNPA Protocol for receiving odour complaints. Complainant is to call: TNPA Port Control ( 031 361 8567 and 031 308 8262 ) and / or TNPA Fire Services (031 361 6333)
TNPA has 3 Air Quality Monitoring Stations in the Port of Durban.
TNPA procured 24 hour fence-line monitoring was done for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) over a two week period (July 2013). The results indicated below legal detectable limits.
TNPA has an Emergency Purchase Request in progress for specialized forensic chemical signature monitoring due to commence on 7th October 2013.
TNPA and the City have met on 3 occasions. The City is busy with investigations for nuisance complaints.
Roving patrols are conducted every 2 hours to detect any odours
TNPA Fire are treating the odour complaints as a priority.
On receipt of the call the responding officers are dispatched to the location of the complaint and the area of concern.
The investigations are done on the Island View Petro-chemical Complex and the Chemical Berths ie to locate any loading operations, etc.
The City Fire and Hazmat Team are notified.
1. TNPA is exercising oversight role in terms of the National Ports Act and is monitoring the terminal operator licences for compliance thereof.