Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for a folding boxboard mill it is planning to build in Kaskinen, Finland. The company submitted an EIA program to the South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) on 22 December 2022 in accordance with the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure. The program is open for public comment and opinion from 12.01.2023 to 10.02.2023.
The EIA procedure addresses the environmental impacts of Metsä Board’s folding boxboard mill planned on the existing mill site in Kaskinen. The results of the impact assessment will be considered in the project’s ongoing planning and decision-making process. The assessment will provide information to support decision making, and increase citizens’ access to information and their opportunities to influence the process.
The ELY Centre will make the EIA program prepared by Metsä Board available to the public for 30 days for comments and opinions starting on 12 January.