EPA Issues Environmental Permit for the Payara Project

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on September, 24, 2020, issued an Environmental Permit valid for 5 years, to Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) for the Payara Development Project. Among its conditions, the Permit requires EEPGL to adhere to international standards for discharge of produced water and also limits the permitted duration of gas flaring. Moreover, the Permit requires that EEPGL conducts critical post-permit studies on reinjection of produced water, flaring, cradle-to-grave waste analysis and capping stack deployment. 

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EPA hosts Consultation on Marine Litter and Microplastics

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on September 29-30, 2020, hosted a virtual Consultation for the Latin America and Caribbean (GRULAC) Region on ‘Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics.’ This consultation was a collaboration among the Environmental Protection Agency- Guyana, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Secretariat on the Ad-Hoc Open Ended Experts Group (AHEG).

This Regional Consultation brought together high-level representatives, leading policy-makers, experts, and stakeholders with an interest in marine litter and microplastics from member states of Latin American and the Caribbean Region.

The aim of the consultation was to provide an  opportunity for member states to; share information on current actions to reduce marine plastic litter and microplastics,  exchange views, and solicit inputs from the region in preparation for the 4th meeting of the Expert Group (AHEG-4) which will take place from November 9-13, 2020. The AHEG-4 meeting will preceed the UN Environment Assembly scheduled for February 22-26, 2021.

 

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  1. Call: Georgetown Office - 225-5472

                            Berbice Office – 337-2201/2207

                             Linden Office- 444-2313

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  2. Visit the EPA website: www.epaguyana.org

Public Service Announcement July 29, 2020

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been advancing capacity building of  its  staff  through  local  and  international  partnerships.  Moreover,  during  the  period April to July, given the COVID 19 restrictions, the Agency has aggressively pursued and participated in approximately Thirty five (35) webinars aimed at enhancing staff ability to address the growing demand for pollution control and environmental management.

These were executed through networking and collaboration with international organizations such as; International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), International Development Bank (IDB), International Offshore Petroleum Environmental Regulators (IOPER), and The Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), among several others.

Staff would have advanced their knowledge areas such as;

  1. Enforcing socio economic compliance from a Social Distance.
  2. In-depth session on communication strategies with practical case illustrations.
  3. Effective Project Level Grievance Mechanisms in a Changing Landscape: An Interactive Tool
  4. Finance and the energy transition.
  5. Land Consolidation Legislation: FAO Legal Guide and its Application at Country Level.
  6. Gender and Mining
  7. Compliance and Enforcement of Impact Assessment (EsIA) Requirements, Commitments and Related Permit Conditions.
  8. The Use of Remote Sensing for Mineral Exploration and Geohazards: Best Practices.
  9. Geo Engineering and Geo Environmental Hazards Monitoring and Management
  10. How to 'COVID-Proof' your workplace - Risk Reduction Advice for Employees & Employers.
  11. Our biodiversity-key to our economic growth, resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

As we navigate this new reality, our success as an Agency will no doubt rely heavily upon our ability to acquire and efficiently utilize the necessary resources to perform our functions as skilled personnels.

For more information   :

  1. Call: Georgetown Office - 225-5472 Berbice Office – 337-2201/2207 Linden Office- 444-2313
  2. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram;
  3. Visit the EPA website: epaguyana.org