[DOC] [Tengizchevroil response regarding environmental impact and hiring policies]
...TCO conducts EIAs for major projects as part of the Kazakhstani regulatory process. The most current EIA on the proposed expansion project is available on TCO’s Web site…Tengiz operations are 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the nearest community settlement…TCO’s continuous monitoring…shows that TCO air emissions do not exceed maximum permissible limits…[T]here is no impact to our Rotational Villages and certainly not to communities 80-100 kilometers away…TCO eliminated routine flaring in 2009…TCO has now exceeded a 99 percent gas utilization rate…[I]n most cases, we have many very qualified candidates for open jobs and…competition is very strong…TCO makes every effort to ensure that all open positions are advertised appropriately. TCO is guided by the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Labor Code which states than an employer has the freedom of choice in hiring. We also utilize internal selection criteria which can include testing and group interviews.