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Obstacle Application Process:

Please click here for information on the Obstacle Application Process.

 

Obstacle Notice 6/2018:  New Obstacle Application Forms

Please note that new Obstacle Application Forms, CA 139-27 (Application for approval of obstacles) & CA 139-26 (Wind farm application form) dated 11 November 2018, are available under Forms.  Obstacle applicants are requested to refrain from using the old forms & only use the new forms dated 11 November 2018 when submitting applications.

 

Obstacle Notice 5/2018: Application Requirements for Developments, Township Development Plans or Rezoning Applications

Applicants for Developments, Township Development Plans or Rezoning Applications are requested to take note of the following: 

  1. Please ensure at least 1 month for the processing of the application.
  2. Only submit 1 (one) CA139-27 application form for the site.
  3. For "Type of Structure" select "Building".
  4. For "Attached Documents (if applicable)" tick "Other" & attach copies of the Site Development Plan, including Elevation drawings.
  5. The coordinates stated on the application form have to be specified in WGS84 Latitude & Longitude (Degrees, Minutes & Seconds) & must the centre point of the site.
  6. The "Site Elevation" field has to specify the elevation above Mean Sea Level, for the highest ground point on the site.
  7. The "Structure Height (m)" must be the height of the tallest structure planned for the site.
  8. The "Sub-Structure Height (m)" must be "0" (zero metres) but the height of the foundation/footing/plinth above ground level must be added to the "Structure Height (m)", if not already included.
  9. The "Height to top of structure" field is the sum of values required under Point 6, 7 & 8 above.
  10. The following information has to be stated in the "Notes" block:
    • Add "Development", "Township Development Application" or "Rezoning Application" as applicable for the application.
    • The construction site extent, specified as a radius in metres, from the centre point of the site to the furthest point of the site (i.e. A circle, centred on the centre point of the site & drawn with the radius specified, will encompass the whole site.

  11. When the application is submitted to the SACAA, change the email subject line to "DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION.  Please telephonically report that the application was submitted.
  12. Please note that separate applications are required for cranes.

Queries regarding this requirement can be directed to the Obstacle Inspectorate (Contact details available here).

 

Obstacle Notice 4/2018: New Bulk Submission of Obstacle Applications spreadsheet

Kindly note that a new "Bulk Submission of Obstacle Applications" spreadsheet dated 22 August 2018 is available under Forms (http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Obstacles/Forms.aspx).  Applicants are requested to discard all older versions of the spreadsheet and only use this new spreadsheet when submitting bulk applications.  Failure to use this new spreadsheet could lead to a loss of data and/or the application being rejected.

When using the "Bulk Submission of Obstacle Applications" spreadsheet, applicants are requested to email the "Bulk Submission of Obstacle Applications.xlsx" spreadsheet to obstacles@caa.co.za with the subject line "Obstacle Application – Bulk Submission".

 

Obstacle Notice 3/2018: Reduction in Obstacle Application Processing & Approval Time

Kindly note that the Obstacle Inspectorate will endeavour to process obstacle applications within 30 working days of receipt of payment.  Approvals can only be released once payment was received & verified.  Applicants are encouraged to make payment on submission of application (See Obstacle Notice 1/2018 & 2/2018 in this regard).  The "FAO" Customer ID can be obtained from the Obstacle Inspectorate (See Contact Details).

Applicants who require proforma invoices before payment can be made are to take note that proforma invoices are only valid for 30 days from date of issue.  To prevent administrative delays applicants are requested to pay proforma invoices as soon as it is received & to make full payment (not part payment for selected applications on the invoice).  Please follow the guidelines as outlined in Obstacle Notice 2/2018 with regards to the submission of proof of payment.

 

Obstacle Notice 2/2018: Requirements for Payment of Obstacle Applications

When making payment (bank deposit or EFT) for the obstacle applications, applicants are requested to use specific payment references.  Please click here for guidelines on Payment Reference Requirements.  . 

 

Obstacle Notice 1/2018: New User Fees effective from 1 April 2018

Kindly note that new user fees relating to the application and approval of obstacles have been promulgated in Government Gazette No 41379 dated 12 January 2018 & will become effective on 1 April 2018.

 

CAR Reference

Description

Old Fee

New Fee wef  1 April 2018

Part 187.01.33(2)(e)For the issuing of an approval for the erection of a cellular telephone mast or any other obstacleR820.00R870.00
Part 187.01.45(a)Hourly rate - For services that are provided by the authority in South Africa for which no specific fee has been set out in this PartR720.00

R760.00

 

For more information please refer to Government Gazette No 41379 available on http://www.caa.co.za/Legal%20Documents/18%20Amendment%20Gazetted.pdf.

 

Obstacle Notice 5/2017 (17/11/2017): Additional Requirements for Telecommunication Structure Applications

Kindly note that all new telecommunication structure applications should be accompanied by a site plan & engineer/design drawings of the structure (the same design documents normally submitted to local councils).  This is to verify the correctness of the application data, assist with the determination of marking and/or lighting requirements as well as for record purposes.

Queries regarding this requirement can be directed to the Obstacle Inspectorate (Contact details available here).

 

Obstacle Notice 4/2017 (17/11/2017): Additional Requirements for Solar Project Applications

Kindly note that with immediate effect, all new solar project applications must be accompanied by a Glint & Glare Impact Assessment Report with specific relevance to aviation & aircraft operations.  It is recommended that a Glint & Glare Impact Assessment Report be obtained for solar project applications which have already been submitted to the SACAA.

There are various organisations who can perform glint & glare impact assessment.  It is however recommended that a credible organisation be utilised for this purpose.

Please note that the cost for any Impact Assessment Report will be for the account of the applicant.

Queries regarding this requirement can be directed to the Obstacle Inspectorate (Contact details available here).

 

Obstacle Notice 3/2017 (17/11/2017): Additional Requirements for Crane Applications

To reduce the amount of applications for cranes situated on the same construction site, applicants are requested to take note of the following:

  1. Please ensure at least 1 month for the processing of the application.
  2. Only submit 1 (one) CA139-27 application form for the site and not for individual cranes.
  3. The coordinates stated on the application form have to be specified in WGS84 Latitude & Longitude (Degrees, Minutes & Seconds) & must be that of the centre point of the site.
  4. The "Site Elevation" field has to specify the elevation above Mean Sea Level, for the highest ground point on the site.
  5. The "Structure Height (m)" must be the height of the tallest crane.
  6. The "Sub-Structure Height (m)" must be the height of the tallest 'plinth' the crane is anchored on.
  7. The "Height to top of structure" field is the sum of values required under Point 4, 5 & 6 above.
  8. The "Guy-wire/Jib (m)" must be the length of the longest jib.
  9. The following information has to be stated in the "Notes" block:
    1. The quantity of cranes that will be erected on the site.
    2. The construction site extent, specified as a radius in metres, from the centre point of the site to the furthest point of the site (i.e. A circle, centred on the centre point of the site & drawn with the radius specified, will encompass the whole site.
  10.  When the application is submitted to the SACAA, change the email subject line to "CRANE APPLICATION – Crane Erection Date YYYYMMDD" where YYYYMMDD is the date the crane(s) are planned to be erected.  Please telephonically report that the application was submitted.
  11. Do not submit a new application when the construction period is extended beyond the date specified in the original application.  Send an email to obstacles@caa.co.za with the subject line "CAA_201x_x_xxx – Extension of Construction Period"  where "x" represent the original CAA Obstacle ID.  In the email request extension of the construction period and specify the new Construction End Date.  The approval will be amended and an updated approval returned to you.
  12. Also do not submit a new application when the crane or cranes are relocated on the same site.    When an increase in crane height is envisaged, send an email to obstacles@caa.co.za with the subject line "CAA_201x_x_xxx – Extension of Crane Height"  where "x" represent the original CAA Obstacle ID.  In the email request an amendment to the crane height and specify the new crane height.  The approval will be amended and an updated approval returned to you.

Queries regarding this requirement can be directed to the Obstacle Inspectorate (Contact details available here).

 

Obstacle Notice 2/2017 (17/11/2017): Additional Requirements for Wind Farm Applications

Kindly note that with immediate effect, all new wind farm applications have to be accompanied by an aviation Communication, Navigation & Surveillance (CNS) Impact Assessment Report obtained from ATNS.  It is recommended that a CNS Impact Assessment Report be obtained from ATNS for wind farm applications which have already been submitted to the SACAA.  Please note that the requirement is for an CNS Impact Assessment Report and not a letter from the organisation.

The contact details for ATNS is:

Obstacle Evaluator
ATNS Head Office
Tel:       +27 11 607 1000 (Ask for Obstacle Evaluators)
Email:   ObstacleEvaluators@atns.co.za

These reports must be forwarded to obstacles@caa.co.za with the subject line "Wind Farm CNS Impact Assessment Report – (Applicant Company Name) - (Wind Farm Project Name)", where '(Applicant Company Name)' is the company name of the applicant & '(Wind Farm Project Name)' the name of the wind farm project.

Applications which might affect South African Air Force (SAAF) or South African Weather Service (SAWS) infrastructure will be communicated to the applicant & will be addressed through the appropriate channels.

Please note that the cost for any Impact Assessment Report will be for the account of the applicant.

Queries regarding this requirement can be directed to the Obstacle Inspectorate (Contact details available here).

 

Obstacle Notice 3/2016:  Requirements when following up on submitted applications

In order to expedite queries regarding the approval status of applications, applicants/owners are kindly requested to complete the spreadsheet "Approval Status – Your Comp Name – Your Ref Nr v20160704.xlsx" available by clicking herePlease note that this spreadsheet might request log-in details.  To open the spreadsheet, click on the "Cancel" button.  It will then open in Excel.

Comments are inserted on each if the field names to assist with the population of the spreadsheet.  Kindly email the spreadsheet to the Obstacle Section with the "Subject" line as indicated below.  Kindly also rename the spreadsheet the same as the subject line used.

Toobstacles@caa.co.za
Subject:  Approval Status – (Your Company Name) – (Your Reference Number)

To assist with the verification of payment, kindly attach any issued Proforma Invoices/Invoices and the Proof of Payment to the emails.  Please refer to Notice 2/2016 (Urgent Notice Regarding Payment for Obstacle Applications) regarding the payment requirements.

Your cooperation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.



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