The project proponent should maintain the Public Participation Plan during the pre-construction and construction phases. The project proponent and any construction contractors should arrange a meeting with the PAP before any construction works begin on site. This meeting should provide the details of the proposed construction schedule and any relevant information (e.g. site specific EMMP and Public Participation Plan). Details should be provided on issues like the number of trucks and construction vehicles, the number of works, the hours of construction, how long the construction period will last, and the possible impacts to the PAP.
The project proponent should implement the detailed Public Participation Plan during the construction phase. This should provide details of any mechanisms for liaising with the local community (such as a Community Consultation Committee) and for grievance redress.
The operational phase will last the life of the project and shall have its own EMMP. This EMMP will include the details for the management of the environmental and social impacts of the project during normal operations. During the operational phase, regular monitoring will be required of any pollutants and waste produced by the project’s operation. This could be air pollution, noise pollution, visual pollution, or water pollution. The waste could be recyclable waste, general garbage, or even toxic or hazardous waste.
The decommissioning phase of a project generally involves deconstruction, waste disposal and site rehabilitation. Depending on the nature of the project, this may require a dedicated EMMP. Public participation during this phase should also involve opportunities for the PAP and other stakeholders to contribute to plans for the rehabilitation and future of the site.