Regional Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Draft for Consultation and Comment
Version 22 August 2016

10. Step 5: Public Participation in the Decision-Making on the EIA Report and EMMP

  1. Once the EIA Authority has completed its review of the EIA Report, a formal decision will need to be made on whether or not the EIA Report should be approved. The decision on whether to approve, require amendments to, or reject outright an EIA Report ultimately rests with government. This is a decision that should be made independently, transparently and on the basis of complete information and scientific evidence.
  1. Once a decision has been reached, the EIA Authority should inform the public and relevant stakeholders of the decision, including a brief summary and any conditions associated with this approval.