Public Scoping Detail:
There is an extensive process for approving the environmental impact assessment program that includes public involvement. See EIA & EMS Act, sections 16-19.
Public Review of TOR Detail:
It is not entirely clear whether a TOR is prepared, but the law provides for public review of the proposed environmental impact assessment "programme" before an EIA report may be prepared. This can be construed as a scoping/TOR step. See EIA & EMS Act, sections 16-19
Public Participation Opportunities:
Terms of reference
Review of draft EIA
Public Meetings and/or public hearings
Public Meetings Detail::
The time and date of public consultation will be specified in the environmental impact assessment programme. EIA & EMS Act, sec. 16.
Public Comments on Final EIA:
Public Comments on Final EIA Detail:
"Everyone has the right to access an environmental impact assessment [report] and other relevant documents at the time of the public display of and the public consultation regarding the [report], submit proposals, objections and questions regarding the programme and obtain responses thereto." EIA & EMS Act, sec. 16(5) and 21.
Response to Public Comments:
Response to Public Comments Detail:
"An environmental impact assessment report shall be published and the results of publication shall be taken into account pursuant to the procedure provided for in §§ 16 and 17 of this Act." EIA & EMS Act, sec. 21. "An expert or, under the supervision of the expert, an expert group shall, together with the developer, make, on the basis of the proposals and objections submitted regarding the programme, the necessary amendments to the programme made during the public display of the environmental impact assessment programme, explain why proposals and objections are taken account of and justify why they are not taken account of and respond to the questions." EIA & EMS Act, sec. 17(2)
Facilitation of Public Participation: