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Impact Assessment Ordinance Website
4B: Sitemap of Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Website
The EIA website
was commissioned to go online at the same time as the operational
date of the Ordinance. It is the first website of its kind to hold
all documents for public inspection as a means of promoting a more
open process and greener communication. Besides serving partially
as a register holding for the Ordinance, it also holds a good deal
of related information, such as guidance notes to facilitate applicants
in the preparation of their applications. The site map of the website
is shown in Figure 4B.
in technology and the increasing availability of broadband
internet access, the EPD began to place entire EIA reports
(which are sometimes as long as several hundred pages) onto
the website from November 1998 during the public consultation
period. This effort has saved the public many long journeys
to visit the EIA Ordinance Register Office.
Documents onto the EIAO Web Site
4C: Documents Placed on the EIAO Web Site
of Documents Placed on the Web Site
Permit (all types of permits)
Summary of EIA Report
information access for the local community....
As public input
is important for providing project proponents with information needed
to understand the needs and values of the impacted population and
may also assist in identifying problems and issues that project
proponents might otherwise overlook, two additional measures were
added during this first two years of operation of the Ordinance
to enhance interaction with local stakeholders
direct notification of the availability of project profiles
and EIA reports to the secretariats of the relevant district;
the availability of bilingual project profiles from 1 January 2000.
to and respecting public opinions, applicants can boost their own
credibility, improve mutual relations and acceptance of the project.