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Frequently asked questions

1WHAT IS EMA?

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and enacted in 2002.

2WHAT IS EMS?
3WHAT IS EMA LAW?
4HOW DO I JOIN THE DISCUSSION FORUM?
5HOW DO I SUBMIT A COMPLAINT?
6FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
7FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO AIR POLLUTION IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
8FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO WATER POLLUTION IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
9FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO SOLID WASTE IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
10FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
11FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IS AN EMA LICENCE REQUIRED?
12FOR HOW LONG IS AN EIA CERTIFICATE VALID?
13WHERE CAN I GET APPLICATION FORMS FOR LICENCES?
14WHICH STEPS SHOULD ONE TAKE TO OBTAIN AN EIA LICENCE?
15WHERE CAN ONE FIND THE LIST OF REGISTERED EIA CONSULTANTS?
16HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REVIEW A PROSPECTUS AND THE FULL EIA DOCUMENT, RESPECTIVELY?
17FOR HOW LONG ARE EMA LICENCES VALID?
18HOW MUCH ARE EIA REVIEW FEES?
19WHERE CAN ONE GET ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION?
20HOW CAN ONE ACCESS ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES?
21WHAT CAN ONE DO AFTER COLLECTING RECYCLABLE MATERIAL?
22WHO GIVES PERMITS TO CUT DOWN TREES?
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