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Heavy Equipment Hatchling Warning

We are currently in peak sea turtle nesting season! Reminder: you must check with the Department of Environment (DoE) BEFORE bringing heavy equipment and vehicles onto the beach to clear debris. Heavy machinery and vehicles can collapse turtle nests and crush hatchling sea turtles and their nests. All sea turtles and their nests are protected

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Port Zeus Marina Public Consultation on Draft Terms of Reference

FS Inc. is providing Notice to the Public of the publication of the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the proposed Port Zeus Harbour Development (‘Port Zeus’) on Cayman Brac. The public is invited to review and comment on the ToR, which outlines what will be studied in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and how

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NCC General Meeting – April 3rd

The National Conservation Council General Meeting will be held next Wednesday, April 3rd at 2pm. The public are invited watch the meeting by live stream on CIG and DoE’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages. The complete Agenda may be downloaded here.The NCC 2023 Annual Report may be downloaded here. Questions may be submitted to conservationcouncil@gov.ky

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Setbacks for sustainability

High energy waves and storm surge inundates the South Sound area of Grand Cayman on 6 February, 2024 VIEW the interactive coastal setback map On February 6th 2024, the Cayman Islands experienced a Nor’wester with high seas and near gale force winds. Unfortunately many coastal properties, across the islands suffered damage as a result, with

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Port Zeus EIA Timeline Correction

The DoE has received some enquiries about the status and timeline of the Port Zeus (Brac Marina Village) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following the publication of a story in the Cayman Compass. The information provided in the Compass article incorrectly attributes a 9 month delay to the DoE/Environmental Assessment Board, however the months-long gap was

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DoE Comment on Cayman Compass CPA Morritt’s Article

In light of the recent Compass article regarding the Central Planning Authority’s (CPA) environmental consultation process in relation to the Morritt’s application, the Department of Environment (DoE) and National Conservation Council (NCC) feel compelled to clarify that since July 2023 the CPA have been fully aware of the DoE/NCC’s simple, directed conditions of approval required to mitigate the potential adverse effects to the adjacent Marine Protected Area.

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NCC General Meeting – 6 December 2023

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 2pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel or the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page. The complete Agenda with appendices is available for download at the NCC website.

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Draft Environmental Statement – ReGen Project

NOTICE OF INTENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT (ES) FOR THE PROPOSED ReGen PROJECT(FORMERLY THE ‘INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’) REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS  The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) established for the ReGen project is hereby providing Notice to the Public regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental

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NCC General Meeting – 23 August 2023

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 23 August 2023 at 1:30 pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel or the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page. The complete Agenda with appendices is available for download at the NCC

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Final Terms of Reference EIA East-West Arterial Extension

The Final Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road are now complete. Download the Final Terms of Reference The Terms of Reference have been developed by the project proponent, the National Roads Authority, in collaboration with the Environmental Assessment Board which includes

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