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Regional Impact Assessment System: A Non-Technical Guide


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From: Ministry for Gozo 
(GRDA – Gozo Regional Development Authority)
Published: 27 April 2021
Running till: 28 May 2021
​Last Updated: ​27 April 2021

1.        Background

The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) has been entrusted with ensuring that Regional Impact Assessment Studies (RIAS) are carried out whenever a policy, strategy, action plan or regulation of major development is drawn up and will influence Gozo. RIAs will be key in ensuring that Gozo’s specific characteristics and needs are factored in any proposed intervention and that potential impacts of the proposed intervention are assessed within the context of Gozo’s regional development strategy. This will give the opportunity to Gozitan of not only being informed but also allow for greater sharing of knowledge and expertise from the people who will be impacted most by the proposal.

2.        Consultation Questions

Q1: What are your views regarding the proposed framework?

Q2: Do you agree with the 4-stages approach as proposed in the framework?

Q3: What are your views on the reviewing of the Impact Statement (submitted by the Proponent) by a Committee of Experts set up by the GRDA?

Q4: Do you have any comments regarding the synergies between the GRDA and the proponent?

Q5: What are your views on the cooperation plan? Do you agree with the information required as part of the cooperation plan?

Q6: Do you agree that the consultation process with the community and relevant stakeholders following the publication of the Impact Statement is conducted by the GRDA?

Q7: Do you agree with the details to be published in the Outcome Statement?

3.        Documents
4.        Submission of input
Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:
By post:    204, Gozo Innovation Hub
                Triq il-Pitkalija
                Xewkija, XWK 3000
Submissions must be received by 28 May 2021.                             
We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:
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