Amendments in the KP EPA Act and Rules to Introduce Time Bound Approval.
|Ticker||Time Bound Approval Mechanism Introduced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Authority|
|Reform Description||Before: There was no time bound mechanism in place for the grant or refusal of the approval required for business operations by KP EPA.
After: Now, the approval process has been made time bound and authority is required to communicate the same within the stipulated timeframe.
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Department||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Authority (KP EPA)|
|Date of Implementation||01-09-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||There were not timelines prescribed for obtaining environmental approvals from provincial EPAs|
|Analysis||It was realized that the businesses are facing hardship in the absence of a prescribed timelines for the grant of environmental approvals and these approvals require considerable time at the end of environmental agencies.|
|Solution||A time bound mechanism has been introduced by the KP EPA. Now, businesses can obtain environmental approvals within stipulated time.|
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