Environmental Communication, Education and Awareness Programme

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The Environmental Communication, Education and Awareness Programme

The Environmental Communication, Education and Awareness Programme (ECEAP) promotes education and awareness of the role and functions of the EPA and environmental issues. It also facilitates public participation in environmental decision-making.

In the conduct of its work the Programme:

- Facilitates stakeholder inputs into environmental decision-making, national environmental strategies and plans and regulations;

- Plans and conducts environmental education awareness that target developers, business, and educational institutions;

- Plans and coordinates national events to mark environmental observances;

- Promotes the integration of environmental education in schools;

- Create and disseminate informational material on the EPA’s role, functions and processes; and

- Create training materials and tools.


ECEAP is staffed with a Head, Senior Environmental Officer, five Environmental Officers and one Executive Assistant.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Notice to the Public


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the Pesticide Toxic Chemical Control Board (PTCCB) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) hereby inform all importers, retailers, traders and distributors of Mercury, that an Environmental Authorisation is required from the EPA, effective August 01, 2019. This is in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana.

Failure to obtain an Environmental Authorisation from the EPA will deem you ineligible to acquire a licence from the PTCCB to import, retail or distribute Mercury. To avoid this, persons are asked to make immediate contact with the EPA.

Further, the written consent of the Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission is at all times required before any shipment of mercury is imported into Guyana for mining purposes.

Should you have further questions or require information on what documentation is needed to facilitate this process, please contact Ms. Odessa Duncan, Senior Environmental Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Environment Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.

Contact us at:
The Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown.
Phone: 225-0506 / 225-5467-8 / 225-5471-2 Fax: 225-5481