Frequently Asked Question

What is the timeframe for the issuance of both Operation and Environmental Permit?

•    Environmental Permit – Maximum three (3) months.
•    Operation Permit – Maximum two (2) months.

However, it must be noted that the timeframe associated with issuance of each Permit can be extended if there are compliance issues that need to be addressed. The Agency via correspondence will indicate the measures that need to be implemented along with a timeline. Once the stipulated measures have been implemented, then an Operation/Environmental Permit may be issued.

Further, if an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is required for a particular project, then the time-frame associated with the issuance of the Permit will be extended to accommodate the phases associated with the EIA and the EMP.