Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Permitting

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Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Permitting

We carry out environmental and social impact assessments for a proper identification of associated impacts and compensatory measures at the start of operations at a site. We also provide advisory regarding operational permits that are mandatory for the operation’s legal compliance.

 

  • Environmental and social impact assessments and identification of legal requirements for the start of operations
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental “regencia
  • Procurement of environmental permits in Costa Rica and other Central American countries
  • Occupational Health Programs
  • Emergency action plans
  • Integrated Waste Management Programs
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Environmental Impact Assessment and Permits

An environmental impact assessment seeks to identify both negative and positive environmental and social impacts that an operation will cause on its natural environment and geographic location. Once the impacts associated with that activity are identified, mitigation and compensation actions must be planned in order to achieve a positive balance in the execution of the project, so it is carried out in an environmentally responsible way.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Assess the social and environmental impacts of new and ongoing activities.
  • Identify the main impacts of a project and create mitigation strategies.
  • Provide basic information required for the procurement of environmental licenses and operating permits.

TECHNIQUES

  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Environmental impact significance matrix (Forms D1 and D2)
  • Environmental Management Forecast-Plan
  • Close collaboration with all parties involved in the study.
  • Impact mitigation and compensation strategies.
  • Clear and concise management plans, with follow-up during operational stages.

BENEFITS

  • Provision of an essential basis for planning and obtaining permits.
  • Close collaboration allows for results and management plans to be proportionate to the risks found in the operations.
  • Reliable assessments that exceed basic scrutiny methodologies.
  • Multidisciplinary team that combines experts in different areas.

    Environmental Regencia

    Once a project’s environmental and compensatory measures have been approved, compliance monitoring of such measures must be established. The environmental regencia is tasked with seeing through the fulfillment of the environmental commitments adopted by the developer of an operation or project, and it includes the construction and/or operating stages.

     

     

    OBJECTIVES

    • Assess social and environmental impacts of new and ongoing activities.
    • Verify the fulfillment of the environmental commitments adopted by the developer.
    • Inform about any changes or adjustments to a project.

    TECHNIQUES

    • Visits to projects carried out by experts in environmental matters.
    • Environmental regencia
    • Close collaboration with all parties involved in the study.

    BENEFITS

    • Documented information about the project’s progress.
    • Identification of possible improvements to processes.
    • Verification of fulfillment of adopted commitments.

    Emergency Action Plans

    OBJECTIVES

    • Assess all stages of an Emergency Action Plan: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
    • Ensure allocation of appropriate resources and infrastructure to execute the plan.
    • Build enough skills and awareness to execute the plan.
    • Comply with local regulations and applicable NFPA standards.

    TECHNIQUES

    • Emergency Action Plans that are detailed about the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
    • Concise and easily executable plans.
    • Definition of emergency response teams and skill-building.
    • Support in the selection of supplies and equipment, as well as procedures to track and keep an adequate stock.
    • Crisis management and execution of drills.

    BENEFITS

     

    • Emergency action plans tailored to your workplace.
    • Easily executable emergency action plans.
    • Plans based on international standards, such as NFPA.
    • Emergency action plans designed to protect life, health, property and the environment.

    Operating Permits

    OBJECTIVES

    • Support clients in complying with environmental and occupational health requirements in order to establish operations in Costa Rica and other Central American countries.
    • Provide advisory as to the most efficient ways to obtain operating permits and comply with other requirements.

    TECHNIQUES

    • Environmental assessments when facilities need to be built or when operations are to be established in existing facilities.
    • Occupational Health Program when an operation has 50 or more employees.
    • Emergency Action Plans when an operation has 20 or more employees.
    • Integrated Waste Management Program incorporates all actions aimed at guaranteeing an integrated management of the wastes generated by an operation, as well as reducing their generation.
    • Representation before SIGREP, applicable when an operation generates hazardous wastes; it grants compliance with the legal requirement to notify the Environmental Comptroller about the generation and transportation of hazardous wastes.
    • Other requirements: operational reports for wastewater dumping, water concessions, operating permits for boilers and operating permits for fuel tanks.

    BENEFITS

    • Timely procurement of mandatory permits to start or continue an operation.
    • Permits that add value to your company and go beyond legal compliance.

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