7228. ESIA EACOP Oil Development - Uganda

The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment received a request from the Ugandan National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to carry out an independent quality review of the Ugandan part of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. The EACOP, for which the governments of Uganda and Tanzania signed an Inter Governmental Agreement, is 1445 km long and will transport crude oil from Kabaale in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. 

Advisory reports and other documents

29 Sep 2017: Advisory review
Review of scoping report and ToR for ESIA EACOP Uganda

Significant details

Earlier, in September 2017, a NEMA delegation visited the NCEA headquarters with the aim to jointly review the Terms of Reference and the Scoping Report for this ESIA. For this joint review an NCEA working group of experts was composed, contributing to the five-day working session with the NEMA delegation, which took place from 18 to 22 September 2017, and focused on quality assurance. The findings of the joint review are presented in the below advisory report.

In June 2019, the same working group prepared and issued an advisory review report for the ESIA, which was presented during the joint review retreat planned in the first week of July 2019. Not having visited the EACOP pipeline route and the receiving environment however, the working group cannot guarantee the relevance of all observations it has made in this advisory review.



Parties involved

Members of the working group

mr A.J. van Bodegom
mr J.P. van Dessel
mr J. Griffioen
mr T. Ogwang

Chair of the working group: ms M.W.J.A. van Gool
Technical secretary: ms I.A. Steinhauer

Further details

Country: Uganda

Last modified: 20 Jun 2019