Press Release

The Minister of the Environment's Opinions on the Environmental Impact Statement of the Douou-ken Connection Road between Naganuma Town and Ebetsu City (a Regional High-Standard Road).

November 7, 2008

On November 7, 2008, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) submitted the minister's opinions on the environmental impact statement on the Douou-ken connection road between Naganuma town and Ebetsu city, a regional high-standard road, to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Law. The opinions were as follows.

[1] Properly conduct surveys on the impact of the construction on the breeding of Goshawks with experts' advices in the follow-up survey. If the results of the surveys indicate that construction has negative impacts on their breeding, take appropriate environmental conservation measures, including temporarily discontinuing construction.

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