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The Technical Secretariat


The Technical Secretariat (TS) falls under the Office of the Executive Director and with oversight over the GIS Unit, the Field and Data Management Technicians (F&DMT) and the Filing Clerk.


The Technical Secretariat (TS) is tasked with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), ensuring the timely delivery and execution of the Agency’s mandate as it relates to Permitting, Compliance, Complaints and our obligations under the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that the Agency is the Focal Point. The TS has the coordinating responsibility of:


-    Screening and processing of all Applications made to the Agency for:
-    Environmental Authorisation, Variance, Renewal and Biodiversity Research;
-    Complaints;
-    Coordinate the EIA process in collaboration with the Education, Communication, Environmental Awareness Program (ECEAP)
-    Processing and issuing of Short-term Noise Permits;
-    Assist the GEF Operational Focal Point (OFP) in fulfilling the responsibilities required by the GEF Secretariat;
-    Assist the ED in reporting to the Department of Environment (DoE) on the implementation of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that the Agency is the Focal Point as necessary; and
-    Assist the ED with the review of the outcomes/outputs from Priority Actions stated in the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).

Geographic Information Systems Unit (GIS Unit)


The Environmental Protection Agency is dependent on accurate and relevant data for planning, monitoring, research and data dissemination. As such, the collection and use of geospatial data is crucial to the success of sound environmental management and is an integral part of the EPA's decision-support system. The GIS Unit is responsible for the management of all spatial related data in the EPA and for the empowerment of Officers within the Agency with the necessary skills to enable the use of GIS data.

The Field and Data Management Technicians (F&DMT)


The F&DMT has responsibilities for:


•    The Management, maintenance, and calibration of analytical field equipment.
•    Maintaining field equipment log books.  
•    Updating equipment inventory.
•    Issuing equipment to Officers.
•    Assisting Environmental Officers in environmental monitoring exercises using analytical equipment.
•    Ensuring the Agency’s internal database for Complaints and Environmental Authorisations is updated.

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Environmental Protection Agency

 

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REGISTRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

 

In exercise of the functions conferred by Part II, s. 4(3)(a) and s. 11(4) of the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby invites Applications for the registration of Environmental Consultants (Individuals and/or Organisations) for the period 2019/2020.

Interested and qualified persons must complete and submit an application with supporting documents with payment of an administrative processing fee of $20.00 USD or equivalent in Guyana Dollars at the existing Scotia Bank rate of exchange on the day of the transaction. The EPA reserves the right to review and/or amend the registration fee in consideration of any changes in fee structure as determined by the Agency.

Please be advised in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act, the Agency will review and determine those Applicants suitably qualified and experienced in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Application forms may be obtained from the Agency’s Website or uplifted at the address mentioned below.

Applications must be submitted to Ms. Candacie Brower-Thompson, Senior Environmental Officer, EPA Office.

Click here to download registration form.

 
Contact us at:

Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street,
Sophia,
Greater Georgetown.
Tel: 225-5467/5471/6044/6048 Fax: 225-5481
Email:epa@epaguyana.org Website: www.epaguyana.org