The Environmental Protec-tion Agency (EPA) says that a proposed gun range in Subryanville has not yet been approved and complaints by residents will be considered by the Environmental Assess-ment Board during its review.
Acting Director of the EPA Kemraj Parsram told Stabroek News that he wanted to emphasise to the public that despite the project being publicised via the local media, it is yet to be approved by the EPA.
“The key thing that you have to realise here is that the decision that was made is that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required. It is not an approval of the project. The EIA not being required means that we don’t need to do an assessment and that is typical for similar projects where there is no significant impact to the environment. It is not foreseen by the EPA to have any significant impacts on water, land and whatever,” Parsram said, while pointing out that even though it might affect traffic and increase noise pollution, the EPA does not list those as significant impacts.
“…That doesn’t mean that….