The project involves one of the actions undertaken in the compliance plan in the context of ROL F-041-2016 penalty proceedings. The main objective is the environmental evaluation of the Contingency Plan modification, hereinafter Early Warning Plans (EWP), with an EWP being understood as an environmental management tool that triggers preventive measures aimed at preventing the established impact from being exceeded. It will also establish new monitoring plans for the relevant variables of the environmental system in the area where the project is located.
SQM Salar S.A. retained Knight Piésold to advise on and support the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the “Early Alert Plan Update and Environmental Monitoring Project, Atacama Salt Flat," located in the Antofagasta Region, El Loa province, San Pedro de Atacama municipality.
Knight Piésold's consulting services included the following main elements: