The Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) is providing Notice to the Public regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental Statement (ES) for the proposed Grand Cayman Waste Management Facility (WMF). Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd (the “Proponent”) indicates that the proposed WMF is designed to meet accepted international practices and standards and is master planned for Grand Cayman’s current and future waste needs. This notice invites the public to review and comment on the Draft ES, prepared by Cardno ENTRIX, and provides notice of two public sessions.
Cardno ENTRIX has developed the Draft ES by utilizing the approved Terms of Reference to guide the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The Draft ES is the written report of the EIA process and provides a technical based evaluation of potential environmental impacts that may be expected as a result of the proposed WMF construction and operation. CE provided the Draft ES chapters to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) for their review and comment, and comments have now been received.
Your comments will be considered in the finalization of the ES document. The Draft ES public comment period will be open for 21 days and the documents are available at the bottom of this page, www.gov.ky and www.forcayman.com. A hard copy can be viewed at the following locations:
Government Office Building, Elgin Avenue, George Town
Bodden Town Public Library
Bodden Town Post Office
George Town Public Library
Comments on the Draft ES must be submitted in writing: 1) during either Open House session, 2) electronically via e-mail to [email protected], 3) mailed to Department of Environment, P.O. Box 10202, Grand Cayman KY1-1002, or 4) hand delivered to Department of Environment, Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, George Town, Grand Cayman.
Two Open House sessions are being provided to inform the public about the EIA Process and invite comments on the Draft ES. Representatives from Cardno ENTRIX, the Proponent and the EAB will be available at both sessions to provide information and receive comments concerning the Draft ES. These sessions will occur as follows:
- Wednesday, April 17, Bodden Town Civic Center from 5 PM until 9 PM; Presentations beginning at 7 PM.
- Thursday, April 18, Elmslie Memorial United Church from 5 PM until 9 PM; Presentations beginning at 7 PM.
The comment period will officially close on Monday April 29, 2013.