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

Draft for Consultation and Comment
Version 22 August 2016

11.4 Key questions for meaningful public participation at the Project Monitoring, Compliance, and Enforcement Step

  1. At any point during the project implementation following an EIA approval (whether preparation, construction, operation or decommissioning and closure), the following questions should be able to be answered by the project proponent, any contractors, EIA Authority and interested stakeholders. These key questions are intended to serve as guidance to help determine if the objective of public participation in project monitoring, compliance and enforcement has been adequately met.
Table 15: Key questions for meaningful public participation at the Project Monitoring, Compliance, and Enforcement step

Question

Known or Completed (Y/N)

Comments

Are project implementation and monitoring reports regularly available?

Where can project implementation and monitoring reports be located?

Is the project being implemented consistently with all laws, approvals and conditions, the EIA and the EMMP?

Are the project mitigation and management measures addressing impacts to the extent anticipated in the EIA?

Are key indicators showing any environmental improvement or deterioration?

Are there any joint monitoring activities involving PAP along with other stakeholders?

Is there a formal Community Consultation Committee or other form of community liaison?

Is the local community aware of the status of the project?

Are the PAP and other stakeholders aware of grievance mechanisms to make complaints or raise concerns about project implementation?

Have any grievances been raised and, if so, how have they been addressed?

Questions