The Citizen Participation Regulation for Hydrocarbon Activities, approved by Supreme Decree Nº 012-2008-EM, and the Guidelines for Citizen Participation in Hydrocarbon Activities, approved by R.M. N° 571-2008-MEM/DM, are instruments to regulate and strengthen the right of access to information, the stakeholder participation in social and environmental management, as well as ensure the due process during the preparation of Environmental Impact Studies.
It is a document whereby the party responsible for the hydrocarbon project describes the measures and mechanisms intended to inform the population about the project. There are two types of CPP:
Consultation is a form of stakeholder participation that seeks to determine whether the interests of people living in the area of influence could be affected, so that, before commencing any activity, main concerns expressed regarding potential social, economic, environmental and cultural factors are addressed.
Consultation is a form of stakeholder participation and it is a right of the people involved. This should be done in good faith and in an appropriate manner, according to the circumstances, with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the project scope and benefits.