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Air Quality and Noise Management

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana (CRG) is taking concrete steps to develop along a green economy pathway.  The achievement of a green economy requires a concerted effort towards the effective management of Guyana’s air quality.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate  as outlined in the Environmental Protection Act, Chapter 20:05 demands it to oversee effective management, conservation, protection and improvement of the environment, the prevention and control of pollution, the assessment of the impact of economic development on the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.


In 2000, the Environmental Protection (Air Quality) and the Environmental Protection (Noise Management) Regulations were made. The Air and Noise Management Programme will promote a successful air quality regime through the development of standards, permitting facilities, monitoring and enforcement of the requisite legislation. It is hoped that this combination of efforts will stem the creation of pollution havens, preserve, protect and enhance the national air quality, and ensure that economic growth occurs while clean air resources are safe guarded.


In order to manage air emissions, the Air Quality Regulations require that facilities that emit air pollutants from any process are required to obtain an environmental authorization from the EPA to discharge air contaminants into the atmosphere. Where any of these sources wish to modify the source of emission which could include the installation of a pollution control device an application should be made to the EPA before such activity is undertaken.  
The Noise Management Regulations establish a framework for the management of noise that affects air quality and the quality of and enjoyment of life by members of the public. Facilities that emit noise into the environment are required to apply for an environmental authorisation and abide by the terms and conditions set out in the environmental permit.


The functions of the Programme include but are not limited to the following:


•    Issue Environmental Authorisation
•    Conduct Research
•    Establish parameter limits
•    Monitor & Assess Compliance  
•    Manage air contaminants

 

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