PAKISTAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ACT (PEPA)



REVIEW OF IEE AND EIA REGULATIONS

To implement the powers by section 33 of PEPA Act, 1997 the PEPA has develop some rules:
Before describing the rules let's briefly describe the EIA and IEE. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is defined as it is a process for evaluating the environmental impacts of any project or development. These impacts included socio economic, cultural and health impacts. These impacts can be beneficial or adverse. Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) is held initially before helding a project It also measures the environmental impacts, their monitoring and evaluation.
The rules are as follows:

1) SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT

These regulations are named as PEPA IEE and EIA Regulations, 2000.

2) PROJECTS REQUIRING AN IEE

Any follower of project falling in any category described in Schedule I shall file an IEE with Federal Agency under Section 12.

3) PROJECTS REQUIRING AN EIA

Any follower of project falling in any catagory discussed in Schedule II shall file an EIA with Federal Agency under Section 12.

4) PROJECTS NOT REQUIRING AN IEE OR EIA

Projects not falling in any of the category described in Schedule I or Schedule II shall not file an IEE or EIA.

5) PREPARATION OF IEE AND EIA

For the preparation of IEE and EIA the Federal Agency issue the guidelines.

6) REVIEW FEES

The proponent of the project shall pay the review fees that is not reimbursed at the time of submission of IEE and EIA.

7) FILING OF IEE AND EIA

10 hard and 2 soft copies of IEE and EIA shall be given to Federal Agency with documents attached to each copy: an application and a copy of receipt of payment of review fees.

8) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Proponent or Federal Agency shall publish a public notice for hearing in local newspaper in either English or Urdu. The notice included the date, place and time of public hearing and the date should not be earlier than 30 days of the notice published in paper.

9) REVIEW

The review period for IEE is 45 days and for EIA it is 90 days. The Federal Agency review the IEE and EIA in these respective times after the submission to Agency.

10) APPROVAL

It takes about four months to Federal Agency to either approve or disapprove the IEE or EIA.

11) EXTENSION IN APPROVAL TIME

Federal Agency could extend the time of approval for any specific case for the communication of approval.

12) VALIDITY PERIOD FOR APPROVAL

The validity period usually given to the project for IEE and EIA is 3 years but it could be extended by the Agency.

13) INSPECTION

The Federal Agency has the power to inspect any matter regarding project during the construction of project. Agency could visit and inspect the site. Proponent should cooperate with the Agency.

14) MONITORING

The proponent shall submit the reports of monitoring and implementation of mitigation measures in daily routine to Agency.

15) REGISTERS OF IEE AND EIA PROJECTS

Federal Agency maintain all the registers of IEE and EIA.

16) CANCELLATION OF APPROVAL

Any project that is approved could be cancelled in case of any unsatisfaction of project by Agency. The Federal Agency shall issue a notice to proponent before cancellation that include the reason why the project would be cancelled.

SCHEDULE I

LIST OF PROJECTS REQUIRING IEE

A. Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries
  • Poultry, livestock and fishfarms with cost more than Rs. 100 million
  • Projects of agriculture products, repacking, formulation, warehousing.

B. Energy
  • Hydropower generation less than 50  MW
  • Thermal Power Generation less than 200 KW
  • Tranmission lines less than 11 KV
  • Many other projects

C. Manufacturing and Processing
  • Food Processing industries, beverages, sugar mills, dairy all with cost of less than Rs. 100 million.
  • Man made and resins projects with total cost of less than Rs. 100 million.
  • Wood products with total cost of Rs. 25 million.
  • Many others

D. Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Smelting pants with total cost of less than Rs. 50 M.
  • Crushing, Grinding and Separation

E. Water management, dams, irrigations and Floods Management
  • Dams with storage of less than 50 million cubic m.
  • Irrigation and drainage projects serving  less than 15,000 hectares.

F. Water Supply and Treatment
  • Water supply or treatment plants with cost of less than Rs. 25 million

SCHEDULE II
PROJECTS REQUIRING AN EIA

Energy
  • Hydropower generation more than 50  MW
  • Thermal Power Generation more than 200 KW
  • Tranmission lines 11 KV or more


 Manufacturing and Processing
  • Food Processing industries, beverages, sugar mills, dairy all with cost of Rs. 100 million or more. 
  • Man made and resins projects with total cost of Rs. 100 million and more.
  • Fertilizer Plant
  • Chemical Plant
  • Cement Projects
  • Many others

Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Smelting pants with total cost of Rs. 50 M and more.
  • Mining of copper, gold, coal, sulphur and precious stones.

Water management, dams, irrigation and Floods Management
  • Dams with storage of 50 million cubic m or above.
  • Irrigation and drainage projects serving  15,000 hectares or more.

Water Supply and Treatment

Water supply or treatment plants with cost of Rs. 25 million or more.

SCHEDULE III

IEE/ EIA REVIEW FEES

Cost of Project upto 50 lakh is nil for IEE and EIA. Cost ranging from 50 lakh to 1 Crore  are Rs. 10,000 and 15,000 respectively for IEE and EIA. Project cost above than 1 crore have the review fees of Rs. 15,000 and 20,000 respectively for IEE and EIA.


PAKISTAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ACT (PEPA) PAKISTAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ACT (PEPA) Reviewed by Admin on June 23, 2016 Rating: 5
Powered by Blogger.