EIA Reports

The Cayman Islands Aviation Authority (CIAA)  has voluntarily elected to complete Environmental Impact Assessments for three airport infrastructure projects, one on each island. The EIA Scoping Opinions, prepared by the Environmental Assessment Boards for each project, outline the topics that will be assessed in the EIA.

The next step is for the CIAA to prepare the draft Terms of Reference and the public will be invited to provide comment on the draft.

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ORIA Runway Extension
Grand Cayman

CKIA Runway Extension
Cayman Brac

Little Cayman Airport Relocation


East-West Arterial

The public is invited to review and comment on the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road. The Terms of Reference have been developed by the project proponent, the National Roads Authority, in collaboration with the Environmental Assessment Board which includes representatives from the Department of Environment, Department of Planning, Water Authority Cayman and the Public Works Department.

The National Roads Authority is undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed 12-mile road. The result of the Environmental Impact Assessment will be an Environmental Statement which will help to inform the decision-making process.

Your input will be considered in the finalisation of the Terms of Reference document which is available to download below.

Draft NRA EWA Extension Terms of Reference Public

There will be two public meetings:

  1. Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 923 North Side Road, North Side, 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, 7 February 2023
  2. Cayman Islands Baptist Church, 163 Pedro Castle Road, Savannah, from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, 9 February 2023

Printed copies are also available at the following locations:

  • NRA Office – 370 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman
  • North Side Post Office – 896 North Side Road, North Side
  • Bodden Town Post Office – 189 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town
  • Savannah Post Office – 1687 Shamrock Road, Savannah
  • Vernon L. Jackson Public Library and Learning Centre – 69 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town
  • East End Public Library – 2739 Sea View Road, East End

Comments on the draft Terms of Reference may be submitted:

  1. in writing during the public meetings,
  2. electronically via e-mail to doe@gov.ky
  3. mailed to Department of Environment, P.O. Box 10202, Grand Cayman KY1-1002, or
  4. hand delivered, in writing, to Department of Environment, Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, George Town, Grand Cayman.

The public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference is for a period of 21 days, and will close on Monday, 20 February 2023.

Cruise Berthing Facility

The Cayman Islands’ Government is considering the prospect of constructing a two pier cruise berthing facility in George Town. The Government commissioned Mott Macdonald to prepare Terms of Reference for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed project, with the EIA being carried out by a consortium of consultants led by Baird & Associates and Smith Warner International. The EIA was completed in 2015 and the Final Environmental Statement published in September 2015. The Terms of Reference and Final ES can be found below.

The Government’s Environmental Assessment Board confirms that the Terms of Reference for the ReGen project (formerly the Integrated Solid Waste Management System) have now been finalised after a period of public consultation and three public meetings. The Terms of Reference explain the guidelines and scope for the studies which will be done as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

ReGen Solid Waste Management Facility Final Terms of Reference

EAB Review Final Environmental Statement for ReGen Waste Management Facility


OTEC International LLC is undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its planned installation of 25 megawatts (MWe) of phased Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) development to be located adjacent to the north coast of Grand Cayman (GC). OTI proposes that the first phase would be 6.25MW on a floating power platform. An Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) was convened from within government and statutory authorities to assist the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) in its evaluation of the environmental effects and mitigating provisions to be incorporated into the OTI design. Terms of Reference for the EIA were finalised in November 2014 and can be found below

Download the Final ToR EIA 25 Megawatt OTEC Facility Nov 2014 (10 Mb)

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