Public Display Exercise on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Proposed Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline Project: Early Gas Phase (Cawthorne Channel-Alakiri-Obigbo NODE-NOPL and OB3) by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Rivers State

Federal Ministry of Environment

Public Notice

Public Display Exercise on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Proposed Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline Project: Early Gas Phase (Cawthorne Channel-Alakiri-Obigbo NODE-NOPL and OB3) by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Rivers State

In accordance with provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act, CAP El2 LFN 2004, which makes it mandatory for proponents of all new major development activities to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment of their proposed projects, the Federal Ministry of Environment hereby announces a Twenty-One (21) working days Public Notice for information and comments on the draft EIA report submitted by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Project Description:

The Display Centers Are:

(1)     Headquarters, Akuku Toru Local Government Area, Abonnema, Rivers State

(2)     Headquarters, Eleme Local Government Area, Eleme, Rivers State

(3)     Headquarters, Emuoha Local Government Area, Rivers State

(4)     Headquarters, Etche Local Government Area, Etche, Rivers State

(5)     Headquarters, Gokana Local Government Area, Kpor, Rivers State

(6)     Headquarters, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Isiokpo, Rivers State

(7)     Headquarters, Obio-Akpor Local     Government Area, Rumuodo, Rivers State

(8)     Headquarters, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Omoku, Rivers State

(9)     Headquarters, Okrika Local Government Area, Okrika, Rivers State

(10)   Rivers State Ministry of Environment Office, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

(11)   Federal Ministry of Environment Office, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

(12)   Federal Ministry of Environment Library, Conservation House (Green Building), Plot 444 Aguiyi Ironsi way, Maitama, F.C.T. – Abuja

(13)   Federal Ministry of Environment, Environment House (Brown Building), Independence Way, Central Business Area, F.C.T.- Abuja

Project Description:

The proposed project will involve the looping of an existing pipeline from SPDC gas plant at Cawthrone channel through Alakiri to Obigbo Node, and the laying of a new gas pipeline from Obigbo compression station to OB3. The project will traverse nine (9) LGAs in Rivers State as highlighted above.

Duration of Display:

5th May – 3rd June, 2015

Time;

9:00am – 4:00pm Daily

All Comments Received Should be Forwarded To the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment on or Before 10th June, 2015

Signed

Permanent Secretary