EIA Draft Terms of Reference – Public Consultation

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment is providing Notice to the Public of the publication of the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the proposed Waste Management Facility (WMF), which is part of the For Cayman Investment Alliance (FCIA). The public is invited to review and comment on the ToR, which outlines the envisaged technical approach for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The ToR has been developed in collaboration with the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB), which includes representatives from Departments of Environment, Planning and Environmental Health, as well as National Roads Authority, Water Authority and Petroleum Inspectorate.

The result of the EIA will be an Environmental Statement (ES) which will inform future decisions and approval processes for the WMF, and to be used by the Planning Department for planning permission. The Proponent indicates that the proposed WMF is designed as a lined facility to meet accepted international practices and standards and is master planned for Grand Cayman’s current and future waste needs with a recycling component.

Your input will be considered in the finalization of the ToR document.  The ToR for the WMF is available by clicking on this link DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE WMF Nov 2012 and at, or hard copies can be reviewed at the following locations:

  1.  Government Office Building, Elgin Avenue, George Town
  2. Bodden Town Public Library and Post Office
  3. George Town Public Library

Comments on the ToR may be submitted:

  1. in writing during either Open House session,
  2. electronically via e-mail to,
  3. mailed to Department of Environment, P.O. Box 10202, Grand Cayman KY1-1002, or
  4. hand delivered, in writing, to Department of Environment, Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, George Town, Grand Cayman.

Two Open House sessions for the public to review and comment on the draft ToR and discuss the EIA process will be held.  These two open house sessions are being offered to specifically focus on the ToR document, solicit comments from the public on the ToR, and to educate the public about the EIA process. Representatives from the FCIA and the EAB will be available at both sessions to provide information to the public and receive comments concerning the ToR.  These sessions will occur as follows:

  1.  Tuesday, November 20, Bodden Town Civic Center from 12 PM until 9 PM; Presentations beginning at 7 PM.
  2. Wednesday, November 21, George Town Public Library from 12 PM until 9 PM; Presentations beginning at 7 PM.

The comment period will officially close on November 29, 2012.

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