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Environmental Planning and Studies Section (EPSS) Environment Department
and protected areas. Seaport. hydrothermal. 2. series of 2010 requires the preparation and submission to EPSS of an EIA Report for Major Projects being applied for an Environmental Clearance from the Environment Department. GAS & WATER III MINING & QUARRYING Airport. This includes project or activity that is located within and/or in areas surrounding environmentally sensitive areas. natural gas. Major Projects are projects or activities that have high potential for significant adverse environmental impact. natural reserves.1. Harbor & Marinas Bridges Dams Railway and Mass Transport Network Road Network Sewer & Irrigation Network Tunneling works Desalination Plant with Water Distribution Network Extraction of Groundwater and Purification Mineral Water Bottling Electricity Production (from fossil fuel. sanctuaries.0 List of Major Projects The following is the list of Major Projects: MAJOR PROJECTS (CATEGORY A) CLASSIFICATION TYPE/ACTIVITY DED Activity Code Number 4100-02 1554-01 4010-01 I INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION II ELECTRICITY. hydro.0 Introduction Technical Guidelines Number EPSS-01. or atomic energy sources ) Electricity Transmission & Supply Oil and Gas Development Production & Distribution of Gas Extraction of Crude Petroleum Extraction of Natural Gas Quarrying of Limestone Quarrying of Sand Quarrying of Pebble Mining of Gypsum Salt Extraction 4010-02 1110-03 4020-01 1110-01 1110-02 1410-01 1410-02 1410-03 1420-04 1429-02 .
residential & commercial complex) Acid Manufacturing 2891-04 Aluminum Smelting and Aluminum 2720-01 Casting Aluminum Powder Production 2411-01 Ammonia and Caustic Soda 2411-02 Manufacturing Asbestos Products Manufacturing 2699-06 Cement Manufacturing 2695-01 Chemical Fertilizers Manufacturing 2412-01 Chlorinated Paraffin Oil Manufacturing 2411-10 Chemicals Blending 2411-11 Composed Industrial Chemicals 2411-08 Manufacturing Copper Rod Casting 2720-03 Gas Liquefaction and Manufacturing 2411-05 Gum and Glue Manufacturing 2411-10 Iron and Steel Smelter 2710-01 Insecticides Manufacturing 2421-01 Natural Gas Liquefaction 2320-02 Non-Ferrous Metal Smelting and Casting 2732-02 Paper Mills or Paper Manufacturing 2101-00 Petroleum Refineries (Fuel 2320-01 manufacturing) Petroleum Gas Liquefaction 2320-03 Petrochemical Manufacturing 2411-04 Pesticides Manufacturing 2412-02 Rendering of Animals entails & offal Facilities Silver Extraction From Chemical Wastes 2720-02 Sulfur Manufacturing 2411-03 Synthetic Resins Manufacturing 2411-09 Centralized Sewage Treatment Plant Centralized Trade Wastewater Treatment Plant Incinerator - MAJOR PROJECTS (CATEGORY A) TYPE/ACTIVITY . Industrial park Leisure Park and Entertainment Complex Mix-use development (gated community.CLASSIFICATION IV LAND & URBAN DEVELOPMENT V MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING VI WASTE MANAGEMENT DED Activity Code Number Dredging and Reclamation Golf Course Industrial Estate.
2 The EPSS and the concerned Sections of the Environment Department reviews the EIA Report and assess whether all the environmental considerations have been addressed and adequate & cost-effective mitigation measures have been proposed. and one (1) electronic copy in either MSWord or PDF format in a properly labeled CD. 5. of additional information on the EIA Report is required. 3. 4.0 Preparation of an EIA Report - 3.3 The Proponent in-house experts or duly authorized environmental consultant prepares an EIA Report in accordance to the prescribed outline/contents. 5. The Proponent/environmental consultant may opt to conduct project scoping to further establish the project’s EIA requirements. 5.3 The EPSS may call the Proponent and/or the environmental consultant to a technical meeting to clarify certain issues in the EIA Report or require additional information.0 Document Submission and Evaluation Process 5.4 The EPSS informs the Proponent and/or the environmental consultant in writing should a submission.6 When all the requirements are satisfied.1 The EIA scoping and preparation of EIA Report must be carried out by in-house environmental experts or environmental consultant whose company is duly licensed by the Dubai Economic Department or by an equivalent governmental agency of UAE.5 The Proponent and/or the environmental consultant submit the required additional information for further review of the EPSS. the EPSS issues the Environmental Clearance. 5.2 The authorized environmental consultant or expert must secure a written authorization from the project Proponent certifying that he/she is indeed authorized to represent or enter commitments on their behalf regarding the application for a license or an EC. 3. . within a specified timeframe. The environmental consultant company must be included in the current environmental consulting companies' register of the Environment Department before they are able to undertake an EIA of projects applying for Environmental Clearance.Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) from Wastes Landfills Package STP of more than 1000m3/day capacity Treatment Facilities for Toxic & Hazardous Wastes Waste to Energy Facilities Waste Oil Reprocessing Facilities 3.0 Contents/Outline of an EIA Report The contents/outline of an EIA Report is presented in Annex I. 5. 5.1 The EIA Report shall be submitted to EPSS in one (1) bounded hardcopy.
dm. Fax: 04-7033565 Or Visit the Dubai Municipality Website at: www.ae .Further information is available at Environmental Planning and Studies Section ℡ 04-6066809 / 6066814.gov.
nature and magnitude of the most significant impacts and a sufficiently detailed description of how significant environmental issues will be resolved as well as the appropriateness of the approach to resolve it.) List of Annexes. telephone and fax number. The information should be condensed into concise. Introduction This Chapter should contain the following: 1. company name. An Arabic translation of the Executive Summary must be included in the Final EIA Report.) Cover/Title Page (ii. development design. and designation of the contact person responsible for the project.) List of Figures (v. process/technology selection. in addition to the above.) List of Abbreviations (iv. a brief summary of the key findings of the baseline characterization. At a minimum. The Project Alternatives presenting an analysis of the methodology and criteria used in determining alternative concepts considered for siting. contain the following: Executive Summary The Executive Summary summarizes the significant findings of the EIA Report and the study's conclusions. or resource utilization. but it may include multiple alternatives. but meaningful presentations and should make use of base maps. tables. the name of the owner/project proponent. The Basic Project Information which include the project title. a brief summary of the most critical environmental aspects which are the sources of key impacts. 3. email.) Table of Contents (iii. An overview of the preferred concept must be presented. . The Project Rationale stating the need for the project based on the national and local economic development and in terms of contribution to sustainable development agenda or current development thrusts of the Emirates of Dubai. and figures. 2. whenever possible.) List of Maps (vi. The reasons on The Need for an EIA for the project including the EIA Report structure should be provided. 4. address. (i.Annex I CONTENTS/OUTLINE OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORT The EIA Report includes. At least two alternatives must be considered (with and without the project). generation rates and characteristics of waste streams. A transmittal letter from the proponent/developer is required when submitting the EIA Report to the EPSS. the EIA Report shall. I. It must include a short description of the proposed project.
Nonetheless. it should likewise be specific about the information requirements and the level of details to be included in each major sections of the report. It should be specific about the information requirements and the level of details to be included in each major sections of the report. 2. The EIA Team Name list of the EIA team members and the EIA Team Leader with their respective field of expertise. Description of the Project This Chapter should include the following: 1. and the corresponding module or area of study assigned in the preparation of report. Type of the Project Location (use maps and photographs showing location. local planning policies. . 2. The Scope of Work should provide explicit details and direction on preparing the EIA Report. Legal Framework The Federal and Local Laws and whenever appropriate. predict and assess impacts and the list of data sources. structures/buildings of archeological importance. should be cited. III. Description of the Project's EIA Process This Chapter should include the following: 1. relevant to the project such as marine and wildlife sanctuaries and designated areas. IV. international treaties and conventions.II. etc. 3. water protection zones. environmental standards. EIA Methodology Tabulate the EIA approach and methods used to identify. The Scope of Work and Key Deliverables by the EIA Team The Scope of Work and Key Deliverables are the results of the project scoping as initiated by the project proponent and the EIA Team along with the concerned Stakeholders to determine the important issues and alternatives that should be examined in the EIA. The Scope of Work and Key Deliverables may also refer to the scope of work by the EIA Consultants for the project proponent if no scoping was initiated. project limits and adjacent land uses within 5 km radius from project boundaries.
solid waste. Geomorphology. historical. 6. Oceanography) Air (Meteorology. The study area should include all valued environmental resources that might be significantly affected by the project. P&I diagram. . waste streams (air. & Abandonment Phases) Production processes. summary & analysis of the primary and secondary data and some other appropriate form of quantitative and qualitative information (the detailed information is presented in the annexes) and an explanation of the environmental indicators chosen to represent the environmental components. Biodiversity (and identification of affected flora and fauna). Operation. Manpower requirements Project Cost Project Status. Construction. Soils. Freshwater and Marine Biology. 5. archeological. 8. Description of Project Phases (Pre-Construction. Hydrogeology. water. production capacity. V. Hydrology. hence not necessarily gathering information on all of the components listed hereunder: Water (Water Quality. Noise. hazardous waste. description and tabulation of the sampling stations established. components of the projects. topography) Geology. including any associated activities required by the project. A clear delineation of the EIA Study Area within which impacts must be considered. Description of the Environment This Chapter should include the following: 1. water balance. 2. plant layout. Baseline Environmental Conditions. utilities. Sediments. etc. aesthetic values. key findings on the baseline profiling/values per relevant module. soil ) etc. This section should focus on the environmental components that will be significantly affected by the project. EMF) Land (Land Use Classification. Quality of Life Values (Socioeconomic values. landforms. Size or magnitude of the operation. drawings showing project layout. Vibration. and cultural values) For each relevant component: present a methodology of the study conducted. 7. energy and other resources requirement. public health & safety.3. types and quantities of raw materials. process flowchart. Duration and Scheduling of activities 4. Air Quality.
Discussion of options with highlights of the considered option(s). Detailed description of environmental management measures for each identified significant environmental impacts/issues across each project phases which will be managed by a dedicated environmental team of the organization. the cost of mitigation/enhancement measures and the financial guarantee Organizational structure of the Environmental Management Team or office. Assessment of Environmental Impacts This Chapter should include the following: 1. List or tabulation and description of environmental aspects. Base maps (easy to read and accurately scaled showing the distribution of various resources within and adjacent to the project area/study area. Tabulation of the mitigation/enhancement measures addressing the significant environmental impacts/issues. unavoidable and cumulative impacts. Discussion of residual.3. among others) VI. (where relevant and appropriate). Environmental Management and Monitoring Program (EMMP) This Chapter should include the following: 1. location of the sampling stations. administrative arrangements and staffing requirements 2. 3. 5. 3. The most significant impacts/issues of the most critically affected environmental components across each project phases. Assessment and criteria for determining the significance of environmental impacts/issues. Tabulation of Significant Environmental Impacts/Issues. 2. 4. . 7. 2. Presentation of major interventions/actions for each identified significant environmental impacts/issues across each project phases Assessment of the likely effectiveness of the mitigating measures in terms of reducing or preventing impacts. VIII. including the timetable of implementation. Mitigating Measures This Chapter should include the following: 1. Conclusions of modeling done (where necessary) to forecast the nature and extent of the identified environmental impacts. VII. topographical and land use features of the project /study area. 6.
the monitoring objectives to determine the actual effects and effectiveness of environmental management measures/plan. budgets. 1. Stakeholders' meetings engagement. . 3. and communications 2. methodology for measurement. the following: 4. but not limited to. Introduction Objectives of the CEMP Structure of the CEMP Overview of the project development Details of the Construction Activities Identification of significant environmental aspects. sampling design.3. reporting schedules. equipment & supplies A separate submission of the detailed Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP). data management & analysis. Developers and/or Proponents Administrative arrangements of the Project Management Office and Environmental Management Team/Office and all parties involved in the implementation of the CEMP IX. Written authorization from the Proponent certifying that the Environmental Consultants are authorized to represent the proponent or enter commitments on their behalf in relation to their application for an Environmental Clearance (mandatory requirement) Terms of Reference for the Scope of Work/Key Deliverables of the EIA Team (mandatory requirement) Results of the laboratory analysis duly attested by a DM accredited laboratory (mandatory requirement) Documentation including the Scoping process. 4. list of contacts. A detailed description of the monitoring program which include. among others. The CEMP should contain. Conclusions Presentation of the conclusions of the EIA Study including an explanation of how the adverse impacts have been mitigated. Bibliography and References Annexes The following information should be included in the Annexes (where applicable). components and impacts associated with the construction activities Measures/Corrective Actions to manage and control the identified construction-related impacts Environmental Monitoring Incident/Emergency Preparedness and Response Data Management and Reporting Responsibilities of Sub-Contractors. X. Contractors. XI.
Quantitative Risk Assessment. where applicable and as required) List of data sources Any other information relevant to the EIA study 8. Records of inter-agency communications Numerical modeling studies (where applicable) Additional related studies (e. Traffic Impact Assessment.5. 7. 9.g. etc. Environmental Risk Assessment. . 6.
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