EPA launches "Green Note" magazine publication

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On February 15, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency's inaugural magazine publication, 'Green Note: News on the Environment', was launched. The simple but significant ceremony saw partners officially receiving their copies of “Green Note”. Delivering remarks were, Executive Director of the EPA, Dr. Vincent Adams, Chairman of the EPA Board, Dr. Patrick Williams and Ms. Onika Stellingburg, Stakeholder Management Coordinator, Department of Environment.

This publication aims to provide intriguing, pertinent and concise information on the environment into the public and private domains in a reader friendly format. The goal is to increase public education and awareness and foster better environmental stewardship at all levels of society. 

The EPA wishes to thank all partners who contributed to the success of the publication and looks forward to continued support as we synergize our efforts to make greater inroads for a sustainable and prosperous Guyana. You can access your electronic copy of "Green Note" online or visit the Agency to secure a copy of this intriguing publication.

East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project

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East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project - Scoping Meeting 

 

The Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) conducted three public scoping meetings in January in preparation for the East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project. These public meetings were held at New Diamond/Grove Primary school, North Ruimveldt Multilateral and Ogle Community Centre, respectively. Members of the public were given the opportunity to learn more about the project, share questions and concerns on how the project might affect them and most importantly, they were given the opportunity to offer recommendations on how the road can be improved.

The project summary can be accessed from the EPA's website. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) will be undertaking the construction of East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project. The main Green Field alignment starts from the Rupert Craig Highway on the East Coast and ends at the  extension of Great Diamond Road on the East Bank Public Road. The Agency has determined that an Environmental Impact Assessment ( EIA) has to be done for this project before an Environmental Authorisation can be granted.


Environmental Monitoring in Region 6

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EPA officers spent one week in Berbice, responding to complaints from residents in the region. Representatives from the Waste Management and Air Quality Management Programme areas responded to complaints of fumes and odour nuisance. In addition, air quality assessments were carried out in regards to fume emissions in the vicinity of Crabwood Creek Line Path.

A total of eight (8) complaint inspections were carried out in regards to waste management. Furthermore, the Agency visited twelve (12) rice mills in Region 6, seven (7) of which were authorised by the Agency with existing Environmental Permits and five (5) which were not authorised. The operations authorised were given timelines with recommendations with best practices to improve their facilities in order to comply with the Air Quality and Noise Management Regulations, 2000. The Agency is reminding developers that they need a valid Environmental Authorisation to operate and operating without same is a breach of  EP Act Cap. 20:05 and requisite penalties will apply.

EPA participates in ABS

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EPA participates in Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) week in Trinidad

 

The Environmental Protection Agency participated in the inaugural Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Week in Trinidad. Guyana was represented by Dr. Vincent Adams, Executive Director and Mr. Vidyanand Mohabir, Environmental Officer at the EPA. 

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