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Environmental Management for Power Capture in the Execute stage
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The objectives under this stage are to:
- Revise consent and approvals register (if necessary);
- Ensure all environmental legal requirements pertaining to construction activities are complied with; and
- Establish a framework for identifying and managing environmental risk associated with the construction phase.
During the construction phase of the project it will be necessary to ensure that the requirements of all environmental legislation, including obligations set out in consents and approvals are complied with. This will ensure that unacceptable impacts to the receiving environment do not occur, thereby avoiding possible project delays, enforcement action, negative public response and costs associated with remedial activities.
The major deliverables under this stage are:
- An Updated Consents and Approvals Register
- Construction Environmental Management Plan (or similar)
Update the Consents and Approvals Register –
The specific tasks associated with updating the consents and approvals register (as a minimum) are to:
- Maintain communication with granting authorities or regulators, maintaining a record of actions undertaken to ensure that the requirements of the granting authorities or regulators are complied with, and who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with remaining requirements/conditions; and
- Update the current status of project consents / approvals.
Complete a Construction Environmental Management Plan -
Project activities are likely to require environmental monitoring during the construction phase, in order to ensure the project complies with granting authorities or regulators requirements, environmental legislation and policy. Typically, the processes and measures for maintaining compliance are formalised within a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) (or similar). Key tasks associated with the development of a CEMP include;
- Define environmental objectives, targets and measures;
- Develop a risk management framework for identifying all environmental risks to the project including those activities that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment;
- Identify all environmental legal requirements relevant to the project including requirements of granting authorities / regulators;
- Develop a management procedure for addressing the following environmental risks (if required):
- Air Quality, odour and dust;
- Greenhouse gas and resource efficiency:
- Noise and vibration impact;
- Land investigation studies and assessment (geo-environmental / land contamination);
- Surface water and groundwater protection;
- Ecological (flora and fauna) disturbance;
- Cultural heritage / archaeology
- Landscape and visual impact;
- Transport management; and
- Hazardous substances / waste impact assessment.
- Implement an audit and inspection program to ensure compliance with the environmental objectives, targets and measures (including requirements of granting authorities or regulators);
- Identify communications and reporting requirements for the project which will allow for the appropriate communication of environmental performance to the organisation, the community and granting authorities / regulators; and
- Implement an environmental monitoring program to measure impacts of construction activities.
Institute Knowledge Products
- Project Manager
- Environmental Manager
- Environmental Specialists
- Public Relations Manager
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