Amendments in the KP EPA Act and Rules to Introduce Time Bound Approval.

Portal ID  K115 
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.  

Sector  All Sectors 
Beneficiaries  All Businesses 
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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