EIA Public Participation

Jurisdiction Public Scoping Public Review of TOR Type(s) of Impact Analysis Public Participation Opportunities Public Meetings Public Input at Meeting Criteria to Hold Public Meeting Days for Public to Review Draft EIA Days for Public to Review Final EIA Public Comments on Final EIA Response to Public Comments Facilitation of Public Participation
Afghanistan Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Variable Yes Yes No
Australia - NSW No Yes No No
Belize No No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Variable Yes Yes No
Bolivia Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Not specified Yes Yes No
Botswana Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts, Other Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes The proposed project is controversial, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 28 days Yes Yes Yes
Brazil Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts, Other Scoping, Terms of reference, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing, Other Yes Yes Yes
British Columbia, Canada Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required, Other 0 30-75 Yes No Yes
China No Direct environmental impacts, Other Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Sometimes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Not specified No Sometimes No
Colombia Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, The proposed project exceeds a certain size and or cost Not specified Not specified Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica No No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts, Other Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing Variable Variable Yes Yes No
Dominican Republic Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 15 days Yes Yes No
Ecuador Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 days Yes Yes Yes
Egypt Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 15 days No Yes
England and Wales Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Cultural impacts Yes Yes Yes No
Estonia Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Yes Yes Yes No
Fiji Sometimes Yes Direct environmental impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 21 days Yes No No
Ghana Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts, Other Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes The proposed project is controversial 0 unspecified Yes Yes No
Guatemala Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 20 days No Yes Yes
Guyana Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Other Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 60 days Yes Yes No
Israel No No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts Review of final EIA No Other 0 0 No No No
Japan Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes No Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 30 No Yes No
Kenya Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 0 90 Yes Yes Yes
Korea Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Yes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing 20-60 days No Yes No
Laos
Liberia Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, The proposed project is controversial 30 Yes Yes Yes
Malaysia Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Other Scoping, Review of final EIA No No Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 0 45 days Yes No No
Malta Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts, Other Scoping, Terms of reference, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 22-37 days No Yes No
Mexico No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts, Other Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 20 days (plus 10 days to view abstract) Yes No No
Myanmar Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Not specified Yes Yes No
Namibia Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 21 days Yes No No
Nepal Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 Yes Yes No
New Zealand No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts, Other Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 20 days Yes No Yes
Nigeria Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes The proposed project is controversial, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing Variable Yes Yes No
Pakistan No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 0 30 Yes Yes Yes
Pakistan-Balochistan Province No No Review of final EIA Not specified Yes No No
Peru Sometimes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts, Gender equity Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required Variable 0 No Sometimes Yes
Philippines Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts, Gender equity Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Members of the public must request a meeting and/or hearing, The proposed project is controversial 0 at least 15 Yes Yes Yes
Rwanda Sometimes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing Not specified Yes No Yes
Saudi Arabia No No Direct environmental impacts, Other No No No No
South Africa Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Other variable variable Yes Yes Yes
Spain Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 days Not specified No Yes No
Sri Lanka Sometimes No Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 30 days Yes Yes No
Swaziland Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Other Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes The proposed project is controversial, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 20 (may be extended 10 days) Yes Yes No
Taiwan Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Social impacts, Health impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Other Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 30 Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 14 Yes Yes Yes
Trinidad & Tobago Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 0 days 30 days Yes Yes No
Uganda Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required, The proposed project is controversial, Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing, Other N/A 21 (affected individuals) or 28 (general public) Yes Yes Yes
Ukraine Yes No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Other Scoping, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Yes Yes Public meeting and/or hearing is automatically required 25-35 days Yes Yes No
United States Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings, Review of final EIA Sometimes Yes 30 30 Yes Yes No
Venezuela No Direct environmental impacts Review of draft EIA, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing
Vietnam No Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Economic impacts Other Sometimes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 0 No Yes No
Zambia Yes Yes Direct environmental impacts, Cumulative environmental impacts, Social impacts, Cultural impacts, Economic impacts Scoping, Terms of reference, Public Meetings and/or public hearings Yes Yes Ministry or agency has discretion to decide whether to hold a meeting and/or hearing 20-35 days Yes Yes Yes