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

Draft for Consultation and Comment
Version 22 August 2016

10.4 Key questions for meaningful public participation at the EIA decision step

  1. Once a final decision has been made on whether or not to approve an EIA Report, the following questions should be able to be answered by the project proponent, EIA consultant, EIA Authority and interested stakeholders. These key questions are intended to serve as guidance to help determine if the objective of participation in Decision making has been adequately met.
Table 14: Key questions for meaningful public participation at the EIA Decision step


Known or Completed (Y/N)


Has the final decision been publicly released, including on the internet and via other media, along with the reasons for the decision?

Have all conditions of any approval been publicly released?

How have public submissions and views considered during the review of the EIA and decision-making process been responded to?

Does the public understand the final decision and have the opportunity (and sufficient information to decide whether or not) to appeal the decision?