NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY IN AUSTRALIA OF A DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION
In accordance with the Protocol on Environmental Protection the Antarctic Treaty (Environmental Protocol), proposed activities in Antarctica are required to undergo prior environmental impact assessment. If it is determined that a proposed activity is likely to have more than a minor or transitory impact, a Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation is prepared and circulated for comment to all countries that are party to the Environmental Protocol. Each party is required to make the Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation available for public comment.
Australia has received a draft comprehensive environmental evaluation for the following planned activity: “Petrel Antarctic Base Renovation. Dundee Island, Antarctica”, prepared under the jurisdiction of Argentina.
A copy of the draft evaluation may be obtained from the Antarctic and Environmental Regulation Section, Australian Antarctic Division, GPO Box 3090, Canberra City ACT, 2601, or by phoning (03) 6232 3209.
Electronic copies of the evaluations are also available here:
Draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation [11.4 MB] PDF
Comments may be sent to Gillian Slocum, Manager Antarctic and Environmental Regulation, Policy and International Branch, Australian Antarctic Division – firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 April 2023.