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

Draft for Consultation and Comment
Version 22 August 2016

6.3 Information to be provided and collected

  1. At the Screening step, there will be limited information available to be provided to all stakeholders because any scoping of impacts at this point will likely be of a preliminary nature to inform the proponent’s feasibility assessments. However, there should be basic information about the project that can be provided in a simple and accessible manner (see Annex IV).
  1. Some of the key issues to be explained by the project proponent (or their EIA consultant) during the Screening step include:
    • The steps in EIA process
    • Project boundaries, parameters, and limits
    • The different stages of the project and possible construction and operation timelines
    • Anticipated key issues and concerns (based on similar projects)
    • Process for identifying PAP and stakeholders
    • Potential environmental impacts, including land acquisition and livelihood impacts (both positive and negative)
    • Potential impacts on indigenous peoples or ethnic groups
    • Outline the anticipated future public participation
Table 4: Screening step information needs and disclosure

What information should be provided?

Who is responsible for providing the information?

Who should have access to the information?

Outline of project proposal, including summary of project description, project justification, maps, draft plans, and other available information.

Details of the project proponent and EIA consultant (if known).

Steps in the EIA process (regardless of Screening decision).

Outline of planned future public participation.

Project proponent

Local communities, media, CSOs, local authorities.

Initial feedback on the project proposal

Local community leaders

Project proponent and EIA Authority

Screening decision

EIA Authority and project proponent

General public, including via the EIA Authority’s website