Template for Preparation of sub-component esia/esmp
The section below includes the minimum requirements for an environmental impact assessment, adverse impact mitigation, and project monitoring (www.worldbank.org)
Executive Summary: Concisely discusses significant findings and recommended actions.
Introduction:Provide background and concise description of the proposed project. Normally includes a map showing the project site and the project's area of influence.
Policy, Legal, and Administrative Framework: Discuss the policy, legal, and administrative framework within which the ESIA is carried out. Identify relevant international environmental agreements to which the country is a party.
Assessment of Environmental and Social Impacts: Assess the dimensions of the study area and describe relevant physical, biological, and socio-economic environment taking into account baseline data collected during the study and from other relevant sources. Predict and assess the project's likely positive and negative impacts, in quantitative terms to the extent possible. Estimate the extent and quality of available data, key data gaps, risks and identify specifies topics that require further attention (e.g. Pest Management, Resettlement). Identify mitigation measures and any residual negative impacts that cannot be mitigated. Explore opportunities for environmental enhancement.
Environmental and Social Management Plan: Covers mitigation measures, monitoring, and institutional strengthening. The ESMP should include the following key sections:
Summary of Impacts: Anticipated adverse environmental impacts should be identified and summarized as well as their relationship to social impacts and the appropriate mitigation measures.
Description of Mitigation measures: The mitigation measures proposed for the various impacts should be described in relation to the corresponding impacts while stating the conditions under which they are required. Adequate description of the consultations should be done and justified.
Description of monitoring program: A detailed monitoring program should be described in the EMP, listing environmental performance indicators and their link with impacts and mitigation measures. The EMP should also describe the parameters to be measured, methods to be used, sampling location and frequency of measurements, detection limits and a clear definition of thresholds that indicate the need for corrective measures. Monitoring and supervision schedules should be clearly stated and agreed with the Bank to ensure timely detection of needs for remedial action and also provide information on the level of compliance with EMP in accordance with Bank safeguards. These arrangements must be clearly stated in the project implementation/operations manual to reinforce project supervision.
Institutional arrangements: The EMP should clearly state who is responsible for monitoring, execution of remedial action and the reporting order and format to allow for a defined channel of information flow. It should also recommend institutional strengthening for relevant agencies and the funding authorities for the various activities.
Capacity Development and Training: To support timely and effective implementation of environmental project components and mitigation measures, the EMP draws on the EA's assessment of the existence, role, and capability of environmental units on site or at the agency and ministry level.3 If necessary, the EMP recommends the establishment or expansion of such units, and the training of staff, to allow implementation of EA recommendations. Specifically, the EMP provides a specific description of institutional arrangements i.e. who is responsible for carrying out the mitigation and monitoring measures (e.g., for operation, supervision, enforcement, monitoring of implementation, remedial action, financing, reporting, and staff training). To strengthen environmental management capability in the agencies responsible for implementation, most EMPs cover one or more of the following additional topics: (a) technical assistance programs, (b) procurement of equipment and supplies, and (c) organizational changes.
Implementation Schedule:The frequency, timing and duration of mitigation measures and monitoring should be stated in the implementation schedule. Links between mitigation measures and development of relevant institutions and legal requirements of the project should be stated.
Reporting: The order of information flow as it concerns monitoring reports should be clearly defined. The relevant officers to receive these reports should be those who have authorities to facilitate implementation of the results of the monitoring. These reports should also be communicated to the Bank via media to be agreed and specified in the EMP. Adequate arrangements should be made by the Bank to facilitate the circulation of the EMP through the selected means.
Cost estimate: The cost of carrying out monitoring and implementation of the mitigation measures at the various stages of the project should be integrated into the total cost of the project and factored into financial negotiations. These costs should include administrative, design and consultancy, operational and maintenance costs – resulting with meeting required standards and project design.
List of References--written materials both published and unpublished, used in study preparation.
Record of interagency and consultation meetings, including consultations for obtaining the informed views of the affected people and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The record specifies any means other than consultations (e.g., surveys) that were used to obtain the views of affected groups and local NGOs.
List of associated reports (e.g., Pest Management Plan).
List of ESIA report preparers--individuals and organizations.