|Subject||Circulation of information on EIAs
|Adopted 19/05/1995. No longer current: D1 (2011)
Environmental impact assessment
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT:
CIRCULATION OF INFORMATION
The Representatives of the Consultative Parties,
Recalling Articles III and VII of the Antarctic Treaty and Articles 3.6( 2) and 17 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty;
Noting that numerous recommendations of Consultative Meetings have established requirements for exchange of information between Governments;
Noting also that Annex I to the Protocol creates further obligations to exchange information annually, including information on Initial Environmental Evaluations and Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations;
Desirous that such information should be easily accessible and in a comprehensive and uniform format so that the scale and trend of activities and developments in Antarctica can be readily monitored;
1. The Governments of the Consultative Parties should provide, through diplomatic channels, a list of the Initial Evaluations and Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations prepared by or submitted to them during the preceding calendar year.
2. The list, as a separate document, should be transmitted to the host Government of the next ATCM not later than 1 March.
3. The list should, at minimum, contain the following information: a short description of the development or activity; the type of environmental impact assessment undertaken (IEE or CEE); the location (name, latitude, and longitude) of the activity; the organisation responsible for the EIA; and any decision taken following consideration of the environmental impact assessment.
4. The lists should be collated by the host Government of the ATCM and circulated as an information paper to the ATCM and thereafter, if the ATCM so agrees, be published as an Annex to the final Report of the ATCM.
5. The above procedures should be reviewed following the establishment of a permanent Secretariat.
|Relevant Final Report paragraph||92