ReGen, Cayman’s Energy & Recycling Centre Meeting
Cayman Islands residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the nine new waste management facilities that will form ReGen, Cayman’s Energy & Recycling Centre, at three public meetings scheduled next month as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project.
The EIA process begins on 31 May with the publishing of the draft Terms of Reference which will act as a roadmap for the environmental studies that form the EIA.
The draft Terms of Reference have been developed by Wood, a global leader in environmental consulting engaged by the Cayman Islands Government to advise on the Integrated Solid Waste Management System, with input from the project team. Prior to publishing, the draft Terms of Reference were agreed by the project’s Environmental Assessment Board, which includes representatives from the Department of Environment, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Planning, National Roads Authority, and Water Authority Cayman.
Because the policy, strategy and outline business case for the Integrated Solid Waste Management System went through a period of public consultation in 2016 before receiving final government approval, the Environmental Impact Assessment will focus on the design and impact of the nine planned ReGen facilities. Located south of the existing landfill in Grand Cayman, the facilities include an energy recovery facility and additional recycling infrastructure.
The environmental studies conducted as part of the EIA will form the basis of an Environmental Statement. The Environmental Statement is the final outcome of the EIA and sets the precedent for the project’s environmental performance, informing final design details for the facilities ahead of permitting and operation of the facilities once commissioned. The environmental statement will also be subject to a public consultation period before it is finalised.