The Industry and Waste Management Department issued a total of nine (9) permits for the month of March, screened eleven (11) applications received for Environmental Authorisation, conducted twenty-four (24) site/monitoring and compliance inspections and investigated twelve (12) complaints.
In addition to its work on authorisations and complaints, the Industry and Waste Management Department also has a self-development and capacity-building focus for its staff. On March 16 and 17, 2021, Officers of the department, along with three other departments of the EPA, and representatives from the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (MoLG&RD) participated in a workshop to build capacity for waste management. The workshop was a collaborative effort between the EPA and Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) and was conducted virtually due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Bringing facilities into good environmental standing is also of primary concern to the Industry and Waste Management Department. As such, meetings were held, and monitoring and compliance inspections conducted by the Department at facilities that posed a threat to the environment to bring them into environmental compliance.