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Access to information and public dialogue

Local information and public dialogue organisations bring together operators, employees, local residents, the relevant local authorities and monitoring administrations.

This is where the operator can present his actions and environmental performance and where the Inspectorate can present its objectives and action results. This is why these bodies should be the place where specific industrial issues are discussed and where risk culture is shared. While some of them are controlled by national directives under the law, others are more informal, such as SPPPIs (Permanent Secretariat for the Prevention of Industrial Pollution).

It should be pointed out that consultation does not mean joint decision : the role and responsibilities of inspectors, Prefects and mayors remain the same.

3Local information and monitoring committees (CLIS)3

Their role is to inform the general public of the effect of waste management on human health and the environment. In this respect, they are regularly informed of individual decisions, incidents or accidents.

Constituent legislation : law 92-646 of 13 July 1992

3Local Information and Dialogue Committees (CLIC)3

Their role is to inform the general public of the problems caused by the technological risks generated by “AS” facilities (permit with easement). They are also consulted throughout the establishment of technological risk prevention plans (PPRT).

Constituent legislation : law of 30 July 2003 + Decree of 2 February 2005

3Permanent Secretariats for the Prevention of Industrial Pollution (SPPPI) 3

They constitute a place of debate focusing on the major issues associated with the industrial risks to individuals and the impact of industrial activities on the environment.
They provide information to the public in an unbiased and transparent manner on issues relating to the industrial environment.

There is no constituent legislation. Its informal structure is based on the common will of local stakeholders. A decree is being drafted to give them a more formal legal structure.

3Departmental Council for the environment and health and technological risks (CODERST) or departmental council for nature, landscape and sites within its specialised quarry section.3