Area of influence is a geographical area where hydrocarbon activities may make a notable impact. There are two types of area of influence defined by norms:
Alongside the public participation process, during the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) preparation the Citizen Participation Plan sets the boundaries of the area of direct and indirect influence.
Required Mechanisms for Stakeholder Participation are those that must be performed during the EIS.
The process aims to achieve active involvement in the EIS, as well as to establish a forum for direct dialogue between local people and authorities to maximise input into the environmental study. It includes:
The information gathered in the workshops may be used by the General Directorate of Energy Environmental Affairs (DGAA) and the Community Relations Plan to improve the environmental mitigation and control measures. ,
ToR is the EIS presentation document which includes the project description, minimum requirements of the consulting firm that conducts the EIS, scope of the study, activities to develop, working methods, facilities, working schedule, equipment and materials to be used, among others.
EIS is a study that is to be carried out prior to start of any hydrocarbon related activity, new or upgrade. The study l covers physical, natural, biological, socioeconomic and cultural aspects in the area of influence. The EIS aims to determine existing conditions and environmental capabilities, as well as provides the estimate of the effects and consequences of carrying out such activity. Control measures are included in order to achieve a harmonious development between the activity and the environment. The EIS must include the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for both the installation and operation phases, as well as the corresponding abandonment plan.