Certificate of Environmental Clearance

The Certificate of Environmental Clearance Rules, 2001 is a piece of legislation generated from the Environmental Management Act Chapter 35:05. The‘Rules’ guides the assessment of small and large-scale developmental projects which may have both positive and negative environmental effects.

The Certificate of Environmental Clearance (Designated Activities) Order, 2001, as amended defines the forty-four (44) activities which require a CEC. During the assessment of these applications, the Authority takes into consideration foreseeable impacts which may arise out of any new or significantly modified construction, process, works or other activity as outlined by the Order.

At the preliminary phase of the assessment of the proposed project, if potential significant environmental and human health impacts have been identified, the applicant may be asked to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

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