Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652) as amended by Environmental Assessment (Amendment) Regulations, 2001 (L.I. 1694) and Environmental Assessment (Amendment) Regulations, 2002 (L.I. 1703)

Regulation 12 Draft Terms of Reference The draft terms of reference shall stipulate that the environmental impact statement on the proposed undertaking will deal with matters including the following  (a) a description of the undertaking; (b) an analysis of the need for the undertaking; (c) alternatives to the undertaking including alternative situations where the undertaking is not proceeded with; (d) matters on site selection including a statement of the reasons for the choice of the proposed site and whether any other alternative site was considered; (e) an identification of existing environmental conditions including social, economic and other aspects of major environmental concern; (f) information on potential, positive and negative impacts of the proposed undertaking from the environmental, social, economic and cultural aspect in relation to the different phases of development of the undertaking; (g) the potential impact on the health of people; (h) proposals to mitigate any potential negative socio-economic, cultural, and public health impacts on the environment. (i) proposals to be developed to monitor predictable environmental impact and proposed mitigating measures; (j) contingency plans existing or to be evolved to address any unpredicted negative environmental effect; (k) consultation with members of the public likely to be affected by the operations of the undertaking; (1) maps, plans, tables, graphs, diagrams and other illustrative material that will assist with comprehension of the contents of the environmental impact statement; (m) a provisional environmental management plan; (n) proposals for payment of compensation for possible damage to land or property arising from the operation of the undertaking; and (o) an indication whether any area outside Ghana is likely to be affected by the activities of the undertaking.

Procedures to Follow

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Responsible Institution

Environmental Protection Agency Ghana


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