Draft EIA Available Detail:
The EIA law and regulations do not discuss preparation of a draft EIA.
Public Notice of Final EIA:
Public Notice of Final EIA Detail:
NEMA must invite the public to comment on the final EIA through invitation published in a newspaper having national or local circulation. The length of time that the invitation will be published is up to the discretion of the Executive Director. EIA Regulations, sec. 19. In addition, the Executive Director shall invite comments from persons specifically affected by the project. EIA Regulations, sec. 20.
Final EIA Available Detail:
It is not clear whether the EIA is made easily accessible to the public. The National Environment Act states that the EIA is a public document that can be viewed at any reasonable hour by a member of the public. NE Act, sec. 20(5). However, the EIA Regulations state that the EIA is to be made available to the public "on such terms as [NEMA] considers necessary." EIA Regulations, sec 29(2). One practitioner notes that EIAs are written in English, which a majority of people may not understand.
Final EIA Locations:
Agency or ministry office
Local government office
Fee to View EIA Documents:
Fee to Obtain EIA Documents:
Availability of Reference Studies:
Availability of Reference Studies Detail:
"Subject to article 41 of the Constitution and subsection (3) of section 85 of the Act, any project brief, environmental impact review report, environmental impact evaluation report, environmental impact statement, terms of reference, public comments, report of the presiding officer at a public hearing or any other information submitted to the Executive Director or the Technical Committee under these regulations shall be public documents." EIA Regulations, sec. 29; see also NE Act, sec. 85(1). Proprietary information may be withheld if the project developer requests and the Executive Director agrees that the information qualifies as proprietary. EIA Regulations, sec. 30
Public Notice of Final Decision:
Public Notice of Final Decision Detail:
The Executive Director of NEMA is only required to communicate the decision to the project proponent. EIA Regulations, sec. 25(2).