No More Delays in Environmental Approval
Reform ID K132
Reform Description Before:  For the environmental approval of Industry/Premises the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) took a lot of time even despite clearly prescribed timeline.

After:  With an enforcement mechanism in place the IEE and EIA reviews are being done within the prescribed timelines.

Sector Manufacturing Sector
BeneficiariesAutomotive Owners  All Manufacturers
Jurisdiction/ Location Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
Department Environment Protection Department KPK
Date of Implementation 02-09-2021
Details Difficulty For the environmental approval of industry/ premises the timelines have been prescribed by government for completing review of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) against heavy fees and charges. In a large number of cases, however, such reviews are not completed within the prescribed timelines which further result in delays and cost overruns for new projects, particularly for SMEs.
Analysis It was felt that there is need to ensure the timely review of IEE and EIA, therefore, an online system bases on the FIFO principle may be introduced to ensure the timely disposal of the environmental approval of industry/premises.
Solution In line with the reform proposal, KPK Environment Protection Department, KPK has issued notification.

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