Senace requests additional information for expansion of Jorge Chávez International Airport

Thursday, August 30, 2018


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The Senace, in its capacity as competent environmental authority for the evaluation of the detailed Environmental Impact Studies (EIA-d) of the projects of the Transport sector, informs the public of the following:

1. On December 15, 2017, Lima Airport Partners (LAP), owner of the Jorge Chávez International Airport (AIJCh), submitted to Senace the request for the Modification of the Detailed Environmental Impact Study (MEIA) for the expansion of the airport. The purpose of the project is to improve the capacity of the existing airport infrastructure, through the construction of a second landing and take-off runway, a new terminal, new accesses, a new control tower and all the facilities and auxiliary infrastructures necessary for its operation. The owner has estimated that the investment amount is 1,200 million dollars.

2. During the evaluation of the MEIA, the Senace has been holding coordination meetings with representatives of various public entities [1], to whom technical opinion has also been requested within the framework of its competences. It is also important to point out that during this process of environmental certification, two rounds of participatory workshops and one of public hearings were developed, the details of which can be seen here.

3. On May 25, 2018, the Senace issued a technical report with 97 own observations and others from various public entities [2]. On August 1, 2018, after requesting an extension of the deadline, LAP presented before the Senace the lifting of these observations.

4. On August 29, 2018, after reviewing the documentation submitted by LAP, the Senace notified the report requesting additional information on those observations that persist, among others, those related to the delimitation of the area of ​​environmental influence based on mathematical modeling. , noise impact, vibration, dispersion of pollutants and traffic, as well as environmental management strategies for the potential impact of noise. It should be noted that 8 out of 10 technical opinions indicate that their observations are not absolved.

5. LAP has 15 working days to correct the persistent observations, the deadline being September 21, 2018. Once the information is received, the Senace and the opinion entities will make the final decision on the environmental certification for this project.

For more information on the environmental assessment of this case, visit the section on Large Projects on the Senace web portal.

The Senace reaffirms its commitment to rigor, transparency and impartiality in its environmental assessment, as well as effective and inclusive citizen participation.

Miraflores, August 29, 2018.

[1] Ministry of Transport and Communications (General Directorate of Concessions in Transportation -DGCT, General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics-DGAC, Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation-CORPAC and the General Directorate of Socio-Environmental Affairs-DGASA), Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), Regional Government of Callao (GORE Callao) and Provincial Municipality of Callao (MUNI Callao).

[2] National Water Authority (ANA), SERNANP, National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy (DHN), MTC (DGCT, DGAC, CORPAC and DGASA) and Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin), General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA), GORE Callao, Provincial Municipality of Callao.