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Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

The CEMP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the construction phase of a project. The preparation and implementation of a CEMP helps to ensure that construction development considers aspects of environmental protection and pollution control, in accordance with the requirements outlined in Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment and the Abu Dhabi Emirate Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) Regulatory Framework (Decree 42 of 2009).

Objective of the CEMP

The intent of the CEMP is as follows:

Provide effective, site-specific, and implementable procedures and mitigation measures to monitor and control environmental impacts throughout the construction phase of the project Ensure that construction activities do not adversely impact amenity, traffic, or the environment in the surrounding area.

 Specifically, the CEMP ensures that the environmental impacts identified during previously performed environmental studies (i.e., the Environment Impact Assessment [EIA] or the Preliminary Environmental Review [PER]) will be properly managed and that activities will comply with all applicable environmental rules and regulations. If no EIA or PER was completed for the project, then the CEMP should describe in further detail the extent to which environmental effects, impacts, and risks exist. Based on the aspects of the project, EAD will decide whether a CEMP is required to be submitted.

The main goals of the CEMP are to specify the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with all aspects of the construction activities; identify potential environmental impacts and the mitigation measures that will be used to address them; establish procedures for audits, monitoring, and inspections; and specify training, recordkeeping, and documentation requirements.

Preliminary Environmental Review (PER)

What is a PER?

The Preliminary Environmental Review (PER) is a document that describes the current environmental conditions of the project site, provides details of the proposed project, assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the project, and recommends mitigation measures and monitoring programs. The PER report differs from the more detailed Environmental Impact Assessment, which is generally required for large‐scale development and industrial projects with the potential for significant environmental impact.

When is it required?

Upon review of an environmental permit application, the Environment Agency—Abu Dhabi (EAD) may require preparation and submission of a PER report for an industrial or development project. As a general guideline, a PER is usually required for industrial facilities located in areas zoned for industrial use, when existing baseline studies are available for the project site, for projects likely to have a low environmental or cumulative environmental impact, or when the proposed facility is only small to medium in size. However, permit applications are reviewed on a case‐by‐case basis.

Why is it required?

Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment requires that the operation of various establishments does not directly or indirectly cause pollution of the land, water, or air. As the competent authority for implementation of Federal Law No. 24 within the Abu Dhabi Emirate, EAD may require a PER as a mechanism for predicting and evaluating potential environmental impacts resulting from industrial and development projects, and for proposing suitable mitigation measures and monitoring controls.

What happens next?

Upon submission of the PER, EAD will review the document to verify that the report meets the stipulated requirements. EAD will provide a written response to the proponent, which may range from formal approval of the PER to rejection of the PER with a request for resubmission.

Upon receiving written EAD approval of the PER, the proponent may proceed with the next steps towards issuance of a construction environmental permit or No Objection Certificate for construction.

Environmental Action Plan (EAP)

 The EAP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive action measures are taken to resolve problems identified during internal and/or external inspections and audits. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions, is developed to assist in site or project management implementation of the corrective actions. In addition, a review of the EAP allows EAD the opportunity to determine if the remedy or corrective actions appear to be appropriate to the problem or issue and sufficient to resolve the current issue and prevent reoccurrence. The extent of detail for the EAP should be determined based on the significance, impact, number, and complexity of the problems and corrective actions necessary to resolve the findings.

 Objective of the EAP

 The EAP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive action measures are taken to resolve problems identified during internal and/or external inspections and audits. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions, is developed to assist in site or project management implementation of the corrective actions. In addition, a review of the EAP allows EAD the opportunity to determine if the remedy or corrective actions appear to be appropriate to the problem or issue and sufficient to resolve the current issue and prevent reoccurrence. The extent of detail for the EAP should be determined based on the significance, impact, number, and complexity of the problems and corrective actions necessary to resolve the findings.

 Applicability and Approach

An EAP will be required as directed by EAD for the successful resolution of problem findings from an inspection or audit. The facility or project should prepare the EAP according to accepted best practices in corrective action planning and implementation as is described in the following sections:

 The Corrective Action Process and the EAP

Preparation and Submission of the EAP 

EAP Follow-Up and Closure.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, HANDLING, RECYCLING, AND DISPOSAL CONSULTANCY

Waste management planning is the cornerstone of national, regional or local policy on waste management. Waste management plans are guides for reducing, handling, and disposing of waste during Manufacturing, construction, renovation, or land-clearing projects. Detailing all types of waste and their origins, the steps taken to lower the level of waste, and plans for removing and eliminating waste, these plans are often given to contractors or subcontractors and provide guidelines for keeping waste at a minimum. Because they are often required for larger projects, it is important to know how to write a waste management plan to account for all aspects of waste reduction and removal.

To prevent the generation of waste we can Reduce, Recycle and Reuse (3Rs):

REDUCE

Reduction of waste is the most effective waste management option and forms the first aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. Reduction of waste is, for example, buying goods with less packaging, avoiding disposable items such as plastic and paper cups and plates, repairing items where possible, etc

REUSE

Reuse forms the second aspect of the Waste Hierarchy and requires an item that is to be disposed of being used again either for the same or new purpose. Waste can be reuse by, for example, donating our unwanted goods to charity shops and organizations, reusing shopping bags and cardboard boxes, using empty glass jars as storage containers.

RECYCLE

Recycling form the third aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. Waste can be recycle such as glass, paper, metal and plastics so that it can be reprocessed and made into new products.

Environmental Monitoring

The testing of air and flue gas is very important to maintain our quality of living. Green International provides a broad range of air testing services: emission tests, ambient air testing, indoor air in buildings and workplaces. Green International uses a very large selection of methods, under international approved quality systems and the relevant accreditation and approvals. Our highly trained employees have built fair experience and knowledge over the years.

Workplace Air Monitoring

Identification and measurement of airborne contaminant concentrations

Measurement of personal exposures

Recommendations on exposure reduction and control measures

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Measurement of background indoor micro-pollutants

Measurement of airborne bio-aerosols

Ultra-fine particulate measurement

Stack Emission Monitoring

Routine monitoring for compliance purpose

Monitoring of substitute fuel trials and co-incineration plant

Plant commissioning and abatement efficiency monitoring projects

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Ambient Air Quality monitoring is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate, control options, and provide data for air quality modeling. There are a number of different methods to measure any given pollutant, varying in complexity, reliability, and detail of data. These range from simple passive sampling techniques to highly sophisticated remote sensing devices.

Ambient air quality refers to the quality of outdoor air in our surrounding environment. It is typically measured near ground level, away from direct sources of pollution.

Noise Level Monitoring

Identification and measurement of workplace noise levels

Identification and measurement of workplace high range peak noise levels (>140dBC)

Assessment of daily/weekly personal noise exposure levels and hearing protection

Provision of advice on noise reduction measures

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