Environmental Management Plans
Over the last ten years, the Department of Environment (DOE) and Natural Resources, the Environment Board (NREB) have been requiring increasingly for major projects, the production of environmental management plans (EMP) incorporating an environmental impact assessment (EIA).
DOE and NREB require the EMP as part of the terms and conditions they set for approval of EIA Reports. Indeed, it is now a legal obligation on the part of the Project Proponent to establish an EMP.
There has been therefore, a tremendous upsurge in interest in EMP and in the demand for consultancy services for the formulation of EMP for both:
- the purposes of compliance; and
- the enhancement of environmental performance.
The primary objective of an EMP is to identify significant environmental aspects attributable to a project during its three phases of implementation (i.e. the pre, during and post phases). An EMP also provides a guideline for identifying the major environmental management considerations for a project, such as the specific requirements for the long term monitoring of environmental performance.
An EMP, when conducted in conjunction with an EIA, helps create a platform through which progress towards the goals of sustainable development may be identified, by identifying tackle them.
ESI helps clients formulate EMPs for various types of projects and industrial operations, and are now a leading developer of quality EMPs for implementation by clients. The EMPs we have formulated meet not only the legal requirements of DOE or NREB, as appropriate, but also are easy to implement and are highly cost effective.